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jbrady33 11-06-2012 06:31 PM

The "Wall of Anubias" - sorta :) **UPDATED! (page 2)**
See the leaves climbing up the tank on the left side of the pic below? They are actually several little anubias plants from Petsmart - the rhizomes are clipped into suction cup airline clips :) have been there for months, seem to like it ok and are growing fine

from the side:

tiggity 11-06-2012 07:20 PM


Silmarwen 11-06-2012 07:22 PM

I love it!! I'm going to steal this idea so much. :D

GMYukonon24s 11-06-2012 07:31 PM

Good idea!

jbrady33 11-06-2012 07:37 PM

Great, steal away! :)

The stems of the Anubias at petsmart are just the perfect size for the suction cup clips - and they are easy to pop off, re-arrange and clean behind.

It is one plant that is very nice and healthy at the chain stores - several varieties too. Would be cheaper if you got a bunch at once from the sale room though

tiggity 11-06-2012 07:40 PM

I'm surprised those suction cups are holding well for you. I purchased them before and they were junk. Great application and I'm going to try this on my tank.


etgregoire 11-06-2012 08:59 PM

+1 !

jbrady33 11-06-2012 09:01 PM

don't know if the brand matters, these were right of the hook at petsmart, just pushed them on good and hard (the suction cup, not the plants) Haven't had one come lose, and it has been over 2 months so far. I guess they aren't really holding much either, so it works!

jbrady33 11-06-2012 09:02 PM

And the smaller fish (chili's and platy fry) and RCS seem to like them :)

vanadium 11-06-2012 09:05 PM

I really like when anubias are attached to driftwood, they spread along it.

jbrady33 11-06-2012 09:11 PM

me too, one of my favorite plants - I have a good sized nana attached to the driftwood in the middle of the tank (hard to see as it is green on green, but right behind the lowest platy) and a coffeefolia right of that in the crotch of 2 branches. I mis-treated the coffeefolia when I first got it and didn't have a clue (the old leaves have holes in them), but it has recovered nicely and is putting out new leaves now.

vanadium 11-06-2012 09:14 PM

You should love my tank, it's filled with anubias on driftwoods !

My anubias got hurt when i moved the tank, they have been hit by the sun directly when transported in my car. Leaves melted and got dry. But it recovered well after trimming damaged leaves.

Trojan 11-06-2012 10:08 PM

I am also going to steal this idea. :)

Great idea mate!

Em85 11-06-2012 10:19 PM

Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing.

Razorworm 11-08-2012 12:01 PM

Great idea!!! Gonna try it

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