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Hi folks: I picked up my first Java Fern (Microsorium Pteropus) and just read that I'm not suppose to bury its rhizome, but instead tie the plant down to a piece of driftwood.

My predicament is that I don't want to necessary tie them down to a driftwood.

My substrate is very light (Fluva Stratrum) and so it doesn't hold roots down easily never mind leaving the Rhizome exposed.

Any suggestions to options what I can do? Maybe just use an elastic band, string, or plant anchor just to hold the ferns down and leave the rhizome and roots exposed at the bottom? Etc..

Thanks
 

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Super glue gel to rock or drift wood. Works great!
 

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If you want it to look like it's growing out of the substrate, you can tie or rubber band it to a small rock and place that wherever you want it. Plant weights would also work.
 

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Very helpful all for the suggestions - thank you :)

I'm going to try a variation fo some of the techniques presented here.
 

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I wedge them in my big tank but tie them with brown cotton thread on my wood which dissolves around the time the roots take hold
 
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