best way to tie java fern?

Ark

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ive got lots of java fern to plant onto wood for my goldfish tank hwta sthe best way to tie the java fern onto the wood without hurting the rhizomes

i have redmoor woodand and im using flourocarbon to tie it on..
 

GreenNeedle

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Don't tell anyone but I used a heavy duty wall stapler and some 6mm staples last weekend on my redmoor.

I wouldn't worry about the rhizomes being damages anyway. As long as the roots attach to the wood/rock then the rhixome can split etc. The plant will find a way to grow. Much like a tree's bark will shape around any 'belt supprts' that are strapped around it.

I usually use cotton thread or elastic bands but got a little peed off by the amount of time this takes. The staples will probably rust but not enough to colour the water or add a high amount of anything to alter the tank params or cause trouble.

Other ways used are fishing line or cable ties.

Andy
 

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