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Old 08-08-2008, 03:21 AM   #1
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Look at this picture, please tell me if everything looks right?




These are the plants.

Java Fern Narrow
Java Fern Windelov
Hygro Difformis
Anubias Nana
Java Moss

These plants came with what looks/feels like foam and some metal around them. Does everything look ok? One of the ferns in the top left is a lighter green, but I think is supposed to be green. Will it be just fine?

Also can someone help me out in figuring out what to do with them? Should I take off the foam/metal thing then bury them in the sand substrate? Or do I leave the foam/metal thing?
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Old 08-08-2008, 05:22 AM   #2
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Where did you get these plants?

I think the metal may be lead weight. Remove it, along with the foam, and then stick the plant in your substrate.

I don't know about the light green plant. (?)
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I got these plants off ebay. The floating one I guess is having some issues, so hopefully it'll come back ok. I'm thinking about removing all my silk plants and selling them and just going with all plants. Maybe toss in a thing of drift wood.
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Old 08-08-2008, 06:51 AM   #4
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Take off the band and the foam. Separate all the stems and plant them and even distance apart from each other.
At first glance I thought the light green plant kinda resembled Wisteria, but now that I look back, it reminds me of cabbage because of the color.
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1. Remove silk plants
2. Remove "Foam" and band
3. Plant anubias and ferns where desired being careful not to bury rhizome
4. Wrap a band around hygro difformis and plant where desired
5. Enjoy
..... Just a suggestion
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Not sure how to not bury the rhizome of the java ferns as they are tiny and the roots are tiny too. Nothing to really tie it to. I guess I'll just sort of stick em in there and hopefully they'll grow somewhat lol.
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1. Remove silk plants
2. Remove "Foam" and band
3. Plant anubias and ferns where desired being careful not to bury rhizome
4. Wrap a band around hygro difformis and plant where desired
5. Enjoy
..... Just a suggestion

Haha I couldn't help myself from snickering about the first item on your list. Nice.
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Old 08-11-2008, 05:21 AM   #8
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Not sure how to not bury the rhizome of the java ferns as they are tiny and the roots are tiny too. Nothing to really tie it to. I guess I'll just sort of stick em in there and hopefully they'll grow somewhat lol.
Don't bury them or they'll die. You can let them just sit on the bottom of the tank till the rhizomes grow large enough to tie where you want them.

What's the big mass of dark green on the top right of the pic? Is that a huge wad of moss?
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Old 08-11-2008, 05:44 AM   #9
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Ha ha ha...

I bought plants from aquadise one time, and they came wrapped the same way with the foam on the plant weight. Looks aufuly familiar.

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Not sure how to not bury the rhizome of the java ferns as they are tiny and the roots are tiny too. Nothing to really tie it to. I guess I'll just sort of stick em in there and hopefully they'll grow somewhat lol.
To attach the rhizome to something, you can use thread, rubberbands, or superglue. I personally like thread and rubberbands. I attached a couple of java ferns to some rocks that I found in my back yard. I just cleaned the rocks off with some bleach and water, rinsed them really well, and then tied the rhizomes to the rock with some black thread. Worked great.
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Old 08-11-2008, 02:38 PM   #10
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I guess what was confusing to me in the beginning is that I thought that I had to bury the roots but not the rhizome... Don't worry about the tiny roots they will bury themselves with time. So as everyone said: If the plant will not stay down... use a small/med/large stone or drift wood .. to keep it down.
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