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Plant Quarantine/Disinfection?


Goldyfeesh

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Alright, so I've been wanting to put some real plants in my tank ever since I upgraded to my 29 gallon and several months later I finally decided to purchase an Anubias, or at least that's what the employee told me at the lfs. If anyone can tell me exactly what type of Anubias this is that would be very helpful. They actually had a very nice Amazon Sword, and these Microswords that I thought would look pretty good in the tank, but I decided I'd try cultivating one plant in my tank before trying a few others, and for some reason I though the Anubias would be hardier. For the time being I put the plant into a cleaned orange juice container with some water from the goldfish tank because I'm not sure exactly how to add it into my tank.

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I think they are anibia lancalota

http://www.aquariumplants.com/Lanceolota_Anubias_lanceolota_p/an15.htm

and I do the 1bleach/19 water soak in the sink quick then keep them in a clear container with daily water changes for a week or so prior to adding them to the tank :)

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It does not need any substrate at all. Anubias actually tend to do best just tied to a rock or driftwood with fishing line or cotton string. But if you want to plant it in something just make sure you only plant the roots, not the rhizome (the thick stem that runs horizontal that the roots and leaves attach off of)

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When I bought it I was planning to tie it to a rock. After taking the plant out of the pot and removing the foam around it, I discovered that the roots were very tightly packed and had grown to the shape of the pot. There is quite a bit of dirt and these little white foam balls stuck between the roots that I don't want in my tank, and in its current shape I'm not sure how to tie it to anything.

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