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I have a foam and rock background in my 210 tank and I'm wanting to attach some anubias in various places. I don't want to use superglue because I may need to remove them in the future for some reason and don't want to destroy my background. Has anyone ever used a straight pin to attach a plant. I so can it go through the rhizome? Any advise or other ideas would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I never thought of a pin. I use super glue. Since you mentioned a background I think your only options will be super glue or perhaps a pin could work. Also zip ties work in other scenarios but N/A in this case.

Good luck!!
 

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While I haven't tried the following method, some people use U-shaped hair pins cut to length needed. You might also consider using a paper clip cut to the proper length, maybe even a plastic one if you are worried about using a metal one.

You wouldn't need to pierce the rhizome using this method, just clip it around a section of it.
 
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I've used plastic push pins to attach to driftwood. Typically I could get them to stay in place by putting them through a tangle in the roots and kind of pin them against the wood with the plastic head. They do rust after a bit but doesn't seem to cause an issue. I've had dozens of them in a tank before. I think I stole the idea from Tom Barr.
 

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I've used plastic push pins to attach to driftwood. Typically I could get them to stay in place by putting them through a tangle in the roots and kind of pin them against the wood with the plastic head. They do rust after a bit but doesn't seem to cause an issue. I've had dozens of them in a tank before. I think I stole the idea from Tom Barr.
Yeah, pins should be fine, I use them for javas on wood. same way, kinda make a tangled mass and push in pretty tight.
 

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As others are stating a plastic u pin would work, google u pin. Piercing the rhizome would likely be ok but why cause damage when a u-pin should work just fine. Just angle it downwards and golden.
 
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