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Java fern on rock - how rough?

I'm trying to anchor some java fern plantlets to a rock in my aquarium. I have them rubber banded on there, but I'm wondering if the rock is rough enough for them to attach. It has some sharp angles and such, but it isn't at all porous and doesn't have any cracks. Will the java fern be able to anchor?
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It'll anchor to glass if you can keep it in place long enough.
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Yep, those roots and rhizome will grab just about anything given enough time.
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plants will attach to just about anything. if the rock is too smooth, the fern wont grow on it, but into it. plants can shatter rocks. they are extremely powerful and can exert a lot of pressure, they just take forever to build that pressure up.

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It'd be pretty sweet to see a fern shatter a rock. Has anybody actually had that happen?
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It'll anchor to glass if you can keep it in place long enough.
Funny, I was just looking at pics of this today. Java had bonded to the glass, plastic, wood, silcione and even a dogs tounge. OK the latter is BS but this stuff could do it if you were not careful.

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Funny, I was just looking at pics of this today. Java had bonded to the glass, plastic, wood, silcione and even a dogs tounge. OK the latter is BS but this stuff could do it if you were not careful.
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I looked for it again, I must have done it at work today, had to add some ironically Java Moss to my picotope. I will look for it though.

http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Plant,%20Java%20Moss.htm

OK glass growth is limited but the plastic filter is telling.

OH look I am an idiot......Java Fern.....my bad sorry

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