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I was wondering if plants like bolbitus and lace java fern have particular tastes for what they will root to. I have been trying to get my lace java ferns to attach to some rock and they refuse. The rock in question is "lace rock" for an african rift aquarium.

Are these plants more likely to root to a porous piece of driftwood, root or something like lava rock?

Just curious, I'm sure you folks have had these plants root properly before.
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my rhizome plants don't hold well to any rock I try (haven't tried lava rock..which I think will work)

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The more porous the better, lava rock is my favorite for any of these plants. The holes in the rocks allow the roots to grab more quickly and firmly... not to mention that they are great for our beneficial bacteria to take hold in as well, its a mathematical thing dont ya know...its all about surface area
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