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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-15-2013, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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Neglected Anubias advice?

Hello everyone, i'm new to the forum and have a question about a little Anubias plant I bought from eBay around a year or two ago.
I tied the plant onto a piece of wood (the rhizome was maybe an inch long with three leaves) and left it. Several months later the bulb in my tank blew and it was probably a few weeks until I replaced it only to find it was an issue with the fittings in the tank hood.
So the tank has been without light for maybe a year and although I fed the few tank occupants and did regular water changes I forgot about the Anubias.

Finally I decided to get a submersible light and was surprised to find the rhizome (which has grown in length and thickness but has no leaves, just a couple of tiny sprouts showing and roots) surrounded by eleven new plants which have shot up out of the substrate. Some of these new plants have a nub sort of thing at the base, some don't.
The room the tank is in doesn't get much natural light and i'm amazed at how hardy this little plant was/is and now I want to make sure I don't kill them.

Shall I carefully dig up the new plants and tie them to wood etc?
Also what about the new plants that have no visible rhizome growing?
Finally, will my initial plant (which is now a rhizome only with roots) grow back it's leaves?


Many thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-15-2013, 02:37 AM
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I would just leave everything as it is and let the plant recover by itself. It will need to build up nutrients before you do anything to it.

I'm not familiar with submersible lights. (except I've dropped a few into tanks by accident)

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Thanks for your reply, i'm itching to make the tank look prettier now I can see in it but i'll work around them for now.

The light is an aquarium led underwater bar light.
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It should make a comeback if you leave them where they are and just add more lighting and the occasional ferts.

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