Are you certain on this - Anubias sp. are generally recommended to NOT be planted in the substrate as they do much better as epiphytesAnubias gracilis. I only planted a couple of days ago. I shortened the roots as advised by tropica.
this species of Anubias will grow happily rooted in substrate
If planted in the bottom, the rhizome, from which leaves and roots appear, must not be covered. If it is, the whole plant will rot and die.
If planted on the bottom, the rhizome must not be covered because it tends to rot
Do you mean literally mean use superglue? I could attach it to something else.Get it out of the substrate, if the rhizome is buried it will rot and die. It's an epiphyte plant so it needs to be attached onto the hardscape, there are various methods for this. I'd pull that rock out and superglue it on then place it back in. It should be alot happier then
Yep! As long as it's a Cyanoacrylate glue it's perfectly safe. I have a lot of Epiphyte plants in my tank and they're nearly all attached with superglue, The gel type is better as I find it easier to work with.Do you mean literally mean use superglue? I could attach it to something else.
What am I trying to achieve with the roots? Even if I can get the plant attached to a rock do the roots need to end up going into the substrate? Or are they happy to just be exposed in the water?Yep! As long as it's a Cyanoacrylate glue it's perfectly safe. I have a lot of Epiphyte plants in my tank and they're nearly all attached with superglue, The gel type is better as I find it easier to work with.
You can tie them onto hardscape too using fishing line or cotton thread but I find that method quite fiddly and you can't always get them in exactly the right place. Or just simply wedge them into place
I think I’ll try the cable tie ideaIf you don’t want to go down the glue route and avoid thread, fishing line or elastic bait line attachment then Black cable ties are easy to use (and hide) to give the plant time to naturally attach to a surface then remove it when the jobs done.
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