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post #286 of 297 (permalink) Old 05-22-2012, 07:09 AM
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How are you attaching the anubias onto the wood? I'm having problems keeping mine on things already in the tank (like.. I don't want to take the entire thing down to tie the anubias onto it).

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post #287 of 297 (permalink) Old 05-22-2012, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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I just glued mine onto the wood
or for the large bushes I just wedged the rhizome into a crevasse.

I become enraged trying to tie these things on with either sewing string for fishing line, so I decided to do away with that altogether. I glued all the anubias in my 10 gallon shrimp tank and it was so much easier that I decided to do that again here. The downside like you said is that you either have to take the wood out or drain the tank...

Kwheeler91 used thumbtacks to attach moss to his stump which i thought was a great idea. You could probably do that with the anubias as well, just pin the rhizome between the wood and the underside of the plastic part of the pin...could be an fast easy way to attach it.
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Love the last look, no need to pull the Anubias out either I think also.

Good luck with the move.
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Hm... great ideas on attaching it. But yea.. I'm trying to attach anubias on the way BOTTOM of my driftwood. So I can't really drain the tank. I tried plant weights (they work) but the problem is the amanos move the plant around the tank to their liking ._.

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what type of glue did you use? I was think of doing the same thing in my new tank
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post #291 of 297 (permalink) Old 05-23-2012, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
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Love the last look, no need to pull the Anubias out either I think also.

Good luck with the move.
Thanks John, man I am really not looking forward to the move...we haven't even been in south bend for a year and we are already on the move again. I am hoping I will be able to stay in Providence long term, and set-up a REALLY big tank haha.

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Hm... great ideas on attaching it. But yea.. I'm trying to attach anubias on the way BOTTOM of my driftwood. So I can't really drain the tank. I tried plant weights (they work) but the problem is the amanos move the plant around the tank to their liking ._.
Maybe you could use some sort of saltwater epoxy... John would be able to help with a brand, but alot of Saltwater people use putty for attaching corals underwater. You may be able to try one of those.

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what type of glue did you use? I was think of doing the same thing in my new tank
I just use super glue, anything with cyanoacrylate is aquarium safe. I have used it with no problems to attach moss and anubias in FW tanks as well as corals in SW tanks.
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The epoxy heats up when curing and would most likely damage the plants. I doubt it will adhere to wood well also. It is meant for metal, rack and similar surfaces.
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^bummer, that would have been great if it was a viable option.

I don't think I am ever going to be doing another dirt tank...I play around too much with my plants and scapes and as a consequence there is always dirt either on the sand/plants or in the water column. I exposed so much dirt from the last rescape that I am still trying to get rid of it! It is clogging up my moss and getting stuck in my anubias. i have been turkey basting all of my plants everyday and I STILL have dirt floating around the tank. I have also cleaned out my filter three times since the rescape and it is totally clogged with dirt each time. Barhhhhhh!!

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other than that, the plants are filling in nicely.

My solenoid is not working and I need to get that fixed..until then I am going manual with my CO2.
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Bummer on the basting and solenoid.
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post #295 of 297 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah the solenoid crapped out on me last week, I am hoping that it is just something that has clogged it. I will try to blow it out when I have some more free time.

If that doesn't work, I will probably save up a bit of cash and get a good CO2 set-up. This milwaukee regulator has served me quite well over the last couple years, but i would like to get a nicer regulator and a better needle valve.
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Read just about all of this thread and your tank is just amazing. Especially knowing all the blood sweat and tears that have been shed dealing with algae and long distance moves. It sucks that you have to move again but it is AWESOME that you will be so close. Really looking forward to what the tank looks like when you set it up again! Any ideas what you might replace the soil with, if anything? I am tempted to try flourite capped with sand.
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So I made the move to Rhode Island, unfortunately my Penske truck had an electric failure halfway through Pensylvania so I was stranded on the side of the highway for 7 hours...

needless to say the fish casualties were 100%, my fresh and saltwater fish all gone

I also had to leave all of my driftwood behind in Indiana, we had absolutely no space left in the moving truck and unfortunately the driftwood was sacrificed.

So that means I am going to start a brand new tank thread!

http://plantedtank.net/forums/showth...82#post1930282

woohoo!

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