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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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java ferns

wanted to use crazy glue gel to glue some JavA Fern rizhomes to clay pot and thinking to buy from Pet Smart . The Java Ferns in Pet Smart are not submerge in water how servere will the melt back and how long before it will grow back
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 05:55 PM
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I've gotten java ferns a couple times from Petsmart, haven't had a single case of them melting, though it wasn't unusual in getting them mounted to break a couple leaf stems leading to a few of leaves dying.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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wow good news I will try that soon wanting change look of my tank
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I got some java fern from petsmart in a tube a couple weeks ago. No melting at all, they are very hardy plants.

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The Anubias from there is very good also, and the Crypt Wendtii Green - Didn't melt at all for me, planted it as one blob and it turned into a nice dense 'bush'
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