Rock wool alternative to maintain humidity

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by jonny_ftm, 3 Sep 2009.

  1. jonny_ftm

    jonny_ftm Member

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    Hi,

    I grew my Anubia Nana petite emersed this way, see the rockwool on the wood to keep anubia roots moist:

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    I'm looking to a biodegradable alternative to cover my anubia roots and keep them moist, the time they root in gravel. As they will also root in the wool, I would like something similar but that will degrade over time when I submerge my aquarium, and not toxic to fish

    Many thanks for your help
     
  2. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Great idea :) cant help with an alternative though sorry.

    Sam
     
  3. Mark Evans

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  4. jonny_ftm

    jonny_ftm Member

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    Yes, moss will work great, it was used by others to grow anubia emersed. The problem is that moss will be too large in my tiny place and will shade the C. Parva.

    What do you think about coir (cocnuts fiber) or cotton?
     
  5. jonny_ftm

    jonny_ftm Member

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    I used cotton, it works amazingly

    Look at my nano post here
     

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