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Attaching anubias

PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:44 am
by tank71
I picked up some anubias nana and petites to replace the ones that melted and some extra ones just in case I have another case of the melts.
I heard of people using crazy glue to attach java ferns and anubias to driftwood.My question is do you glue the roots or the rhizome? I'm guessing the roots because the rhizome could be damaged from the super glue am I right .

Re: Attaching anubias

PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:31 am
by ScottFish
I've glue both and had no problems EXCEPT: the glue turned white over time and was a little unseemly until the plant grew enough to hide it. I'd rather tie it down with dark, cotton thread.

Re: Attaching anubias

PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:24 pm
by meh
I agree. Thats what I do

Re: Attaching anubias

PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:37 am
by tank71
ScottFish wrote:I've glue both and had no problems EXCEPT: the glue turned white over time and was a little unseemly until the plant grew enough to hide it. I'd rather tie it down with dark, cotton thread.


I'm ok with the white just thinking of ease of attaching just gun shy of damaging the rhizome and losing the anubias because the anubias petites are small and the leaves are bunched together tightly. Should I just prune some leaves off the rhizome to clear off a section so I can tie rhizome to the wood?
I don't know maybe I'm overthinking to much.

Re: Attaching anubias

PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:17 am
by ScottFish
No pruning needed. You simply loop the cotton thread thru the leaves to tie down the rhizome, and tie the knot under the rock or piece of wood.

Re: Attaching anubias

PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:47 am
by tank71
ScottFish wrote:No pruning needed. You simply loop the cotton thread thru the leaves to tie down the rhizome, and tie the knot under the rock or piece of wood.


Man so simple thanks Scottfish and Meh for the advice.

Re: Attaching anubias

PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:08 pm
by freshfish
For the record, superglue won't hurt the rhizome as long as it's not totally covered in it.

I usually use cotton thread too, though. Just because I'm one of those people who usually ends up with fingers stuck together when trying to use superglue. :slapforehead:

Re: Attaching anubias

PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:00 pm
by twotone12valve
I have used small clear rubber bands,( the kind used for hair braiding) they work well and they are quick easy and cheap.

Re: Attaching anubias

PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:10 pm
by tank71
freshfish wrote:For the record, superglue won't hurt the rhizome as long as it's not totally covered in it.

I usually use cotton thread too, though. Just because I'm one of those people who usually ends up with fingers stuck together when trying to use superglue. :slapforehead:


Hahaha yea I have same problem using crazy glue to going to stick with sewing thread.

Re: Attaching anubias

PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 5:33 pm
by Crazygar
I used black thread. As by the time the thread decomposes, the plant will be attached and it's a bio-safe option.

Gary

Re: Attaching anubias

PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 6:16 pm
by joe faria
Crazygar wrote:I used black thread. As by the time the thread decomposes, the plant will be attached and it's a bio-safe option.

Gary


zip ties and no harm done...

Re: Attaching anubias

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 9:21 am
by Crazygar
True, the second Aquarist's Secret Weapon. I've actually used zip ties for keep all the cords and lines together to make it a bit neater, but never considered using it for attaching Anubias. Inert, so it won't effect anything in the water. Good call.

Gary

Re: Attaching anubias

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 2:20 am
by tank71
Yup gonna try the zip ties on my next tank.