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Old 09-15-2005, 10:07 PM   #1
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Question about planting anubias

Has anyone ever buried the roots of anubias in Eco Complete ? No wood or rocks, just plain planted. I know not to bury the rhizome.

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Old 09-15-2005, 10:53 PM   #2
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Yes - in many cases my anubias does much better in substrate than tied to a rock or piece of driftwood. You should have no problems. Just be ready whenever the day comes that you want to move this plant, as you will pull up a wad of substrate half again as big as the plant.
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Thx TankGirl.. I've got this idea of planting a bunch of anubias in substrate tightly together, like a cover plant.

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That would look very cool. Cant wait to see the pics of this project.
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Old 09-15-2005, 11:07 PM   #5
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I have covered my anubias roots in regular gravel. Some of the roots can be curly and unruly, but I tuck them into the substrate as best as I can.
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I have the roots of my Anubias in gravel (i.e. not attached to any wood or rocks) and they do fine. They grow so well that I have to separate them to make room.
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How would you plan to gravel vac if you cover the bottom with tightly packed anubias? Just curious...
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one more vote for the idea.
illuminum, the idea is not to gravel vac and let the plants use the gunk as nutrients...
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Even in regular substrate, my anubias has done fine. And when I had to pull up all the plants to redue the landscape, the roots were everywhere and at least 2 times the size of the plant.
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Some of my Anubis that are growing on the side of driftwood, have grown thier roots all the way down the side and into the gravel.
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