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planting on driftwood

is there a tutorial out there to do this and have it look good? i got a nice piece to celebrate my new substrate. it's been soaking for a day or two now.
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Except for the esthetics of it, there isn't much to learn about growing anubias or Java ferns on driftwood. Those plants naturally grab onto the wood with their anchor roots, so all you have to do is temporarily hold them against the wood for a couple of weeks or so. I use rubber bands, but cotton thread also works, except for being harder to do. I suggest not trying hairnet - that can act as gill nets for the fish.

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I don't like the look of thread, so I just use superglue to initially hold the plants to the driftwood. You just need a couple of dots of superglue to hold the rhizome to the wood, then rinse under COLD water and the glue will be instantly cured and safe for the fishies.
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I don't like the look of thread, so I just use superglue to initially hold the plants to the driftwood. You just need a couple of dots of superglue to hold the rhizome to the wood, then rinse under COLD water and the glue will be instantly cured and safe for the fishies.
thats a pretty good idea! I did that for corals and such, i wonder why i never thought of it for plants. I've been using twist ties up till now
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Its pretty much self explainatory "tying to wood". There are different methods which were already stated above. I use cotton thread for like mosses, hairnet for riccia, and fishing lines for anubias. Although I may start to use zip-ties for anubias and hairnets for riccia and mosses.
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