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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-13-2014, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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Your two cents, please!

I'm looking for suggestions for:

A) best plants for planting on a large, somewhat-porous lava rock in a low-tech and rather dark tank;

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B) Best way to affix plant to the rock. String won't work, because the rock is way too big. Super glue? Hot glue gun? Other?

Thanks for any advice or ideas!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-13-2014, 12:41 AM
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https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=745106 for the list of plants

Rubber band? I did that to an Anubias nana var. petite on rosewood. Alternatively, use lots of black cotton thread, and tie off.
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Super glue (gel is easiest to work with) is a good solution for mounting pretty much any plant to any surface. Anubias, java fern and moss are probably your best bets for very low light conditions; depends on just how low a light level you mean by "dark". Bucephalandra will survive in fairly low light levels, and mount beautifully to rock, but their growth rate-already slow-would be reduced to a glacial crawl and you'd likely be waiting 2-3 months for any leaves lost in transition to regrow. Not to mention they're bloody expensive.
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+1 for super glue, only takes a little dab.
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Second on the java moss, it attaches well to anything at all lol
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You might look into mini Bolbitis.
Not cheap, but does well in low light and in "mini" won't overpower the look of the tank.

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