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    Default Anchoring anubias to driftwood

    I've got 3 anubias currently in rockwool. I finally got some driftwood pieces i want to anchor them to. What's the best way? Somehow tie them? I thought I read somewhere about glueing. Do they eventually grow into cavities in the wood? Do I try to remove as much of the rockwool as possible?

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    Default Re: Anchoring anubias to driftwood

    Member hart24601 has a BB tank with plants glued to rocks and wood. You may be able to search the thread he started with great pics. I msg'd him for details. He uses super glue gel. Apparently only the gel works and you can even glue underwater. Apply to the plants rhizome, let a skin form, and then apply to the wood or rock as desired. The roots will eventually take hold themselves.
    I have not tried it as yet, but i did buy the glue. Just not sure atm if I'm gonna add plants.
    Let us know how you go!

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    Default Re: Anchoring anubias to driftwood

    Here is the thread. I think my question and hearts answer is on the 2nd last page of the thread.
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    Default Re: Anchoring anubias to driftwood

    I would think fishing line would also work.
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    Default Re: Anchoring anubias to driftwood

    Ive used brown thread.. just plain brown sewing thread.
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    Default Re: Anchoring anubias to driftwood

    Its very simple.. What you want to use is gel superglue.. Ya I know, it just sounds wrong but works great. Trim back the roots and try to glue the rock and the rhizome.

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    Default Re: Anchoring anubias to driftwood

    Quote Originally Posted by brewmaster15 View Post
    Ive used brown thread.. just plain brown sewing thread.
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    Does the plant attach to the wood eventually itself?

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    Default Re: Anchoring anubias to driftwood

    Thanks Daniel and Rick.

    If I wanted to try the gluing, should I dry both surfaces as much as possible first? Without keeping the plant out of water for too long.

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    Default Re: Anchoring anubias to driftwood

    Gel superglue works best but regular superglue also works, just the surfaces have to be quite dry. Al Al said cotton wool also works, easy to tie them on wood, on stones not so much so the superglue comes in handy. Same thing for Microsorum (Java fern)

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    Default Re: Anchoring anubias to driftwood

    I've glued with both the plant and the rock/wood being wet. One thing I have noticed, if you glue it wet, the glue will be white not clear.

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    Default Re: Anchoring anubias to driftwood

    That's true, but once the plants grow some they will hide the white glue.
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    Default Re: Anchoring anubias to driftwood

    Dark braided or any fishing line also works. I had great luck with plain clay pots and gravel just do not bury the rhizome. Eventually the roots will attach to the gravel in the pot and to the wood itself if you tie to wood.

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