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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-15-2016, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Anchor to smooth or rough side

I'm getting ready to anchor several Anubias to my driftwood which I thought I was prepared for. However, my driftwood has a very rough side with many swallow holes and a very smooth side. The rough side has more character, but will the plants grow better on the smooth side? Can I place the plants in the holes or should the roots be on the surface? Smooth side not shown in pictures.

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I love mopani wood. I would put the gnarly side out, personally. It has a lot of character. I've both superglued/tied plants on wood or stuck them in holes. Both ways worked. You might want to try different methods for different plants.

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...will the plants grow better on the smooth side?...
Attaching to either side will work. I like putting smaller Anubias in the nooks and crannies where they'll fit. If you have any large anubias plants with long thick rhizomes, I prefer to put those on the back side and glue or tie them in a way that shows the leaf and stem but hides most of the rhizome. Then the roots can creep down behind the wood without covering up the cool intricacies.

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