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Leave plants floating or anchor them.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:17 am
by tank71
Happy New Years guys well been doing some tank cleaning and pulling out some plants out of of my nano tank which I was kinda of using as temporary storage.
Most of the plants are assorted java fern,java fern babies and anubias which were just left floating in my nano,but now I got some extra tank space I was thinking of using some bbq lava rock to secure the plants.
Would anchoring them be better or just leave em floating around.

Re: Leave plants floating or anchor them.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:53 am
by ScottFish
IMO: anchor them and let the aquascaping begin!

Re: Leave plants floating or anchor them.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:13 am
by Crazygar
floating or anchored Java Fern doesn't matter, as long as the Rhizome is exposed it's happy. Java Fern is a spray zone plant (found near Waterfalls, fast water movement) and often is growing partially immersed. As long as it's kept moist, and the rhizome can get it's nutrients, you have a bullet proof plant.

I often recommend keeping this plant under direct water movement.

Gary

Re: Leave plants floating or anchor them.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:19 am
by tank71
I secured the bigger Java ferns to pieces of lava but I left the smaller baby ones floating around. I'm kinda of amazed how many pieces of Java fern I had in the nano plus all the baby ones I shook loose from the adult plants.

Re: Leave plants floating or anchor them.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:11 am
by Crazygar
Oh yeah, and they really reproduce once they start going... You can end up with an entire tank full of Java Fern!

Gary

Re: Leave plants floating or anchor them.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:54 am
by C. Andrew Nelson
Like my tank. Tons of very happy java fern and anubias.

Re: Leave plants floating or anchor them.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:51 pm
by meh
I started with one java fern and ended up with 5 tanks full but now down to 2 because I am putting towards my reef tabk

Re: Leave plants floating or anchor them.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:46 am
by tank71
Well I have project now for all that loose Java fern I have