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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-18-2012, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Question Java Fern in a cup on a windowsill?

Hey all,
Ive had this "mother" java fern in my 30 gallon for quite some time now. I always attached the plantlets it produced to drift wood and rocks, until just now. Attaching the tiny plants gets really annoying....they either slip away and go into the filter or a fish rips them of. So now, I got the idea that I could put them in a cup (filled with water from the tank) and place them on a windowsill that gets a moderate amount of light during the day. Have any of you done this? Can it work or will it kill all my babies?
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Have you used super glue yet to attach the plantlets? My ferns seem locked down tight with superglue.

But as for the window sill I would think it would be okay as long as u did occasional water changes.
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Might work if the window sill isn't too cold over night.

I just use a drop of super glue to hold the babes in place. The drift wood only needs to be towel dried for this to work
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No, I never tried superglue but I might pick some up next time Im at a 99cent store. =P
The thing is that the plantlets I have in the cup seem too small to tie or glue down.
Its nice to see you don't think its a completely bogus idea.
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That would be GEL superglue
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Are you removing these little plants yourself? Cause mine, for the most part, stay attached until they are pretty large.
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Yup, I remove most of the plants myself. In my experience, leaving the plantlets in there makes the leaf they are on die quicker.
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