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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Yep. All anubias and java ferns are rhizomes and should be treated accordingly. I simply wedged the rhizome into some crevices of my driftwood. After a couple weeks, the roots took hold. I grow a leaf once or twice a month or so.
And was this all in a low tech tank?

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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 08:27 PM
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Yep. Take a look at my 3gallon journal. I change 25% of the water every 6 months or so.
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post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 12:00 AM
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I have a standard 55 gallon. I have various anubias, swords, water sprite, wisteria, lutea, micro swords, pellia, and jave moss. My lighting right now is a dual 48" shop light with 2 GE 6,500k T8 bulbs and nothing else. There are also no reflectors on the shop light.
These plants will probably be okay with the light you have. Instead of spending money another light, you could do a DIY reflector. Might check out hydroponics shop for 1.
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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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I was thinking about that, i think I will just use foil tape. I have some left over from doing it to a few other light fixtures.

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post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 12:41 AM
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Here more info on making a reflector.
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