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I have one other question. Would the same application manner apply to plants that resemble grass. Wondering how they can be attached. The roots are completely different.

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Just post photos of your plants, and we'll help you sort out the best ways to plant them. :)

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Here is the somewhat finished look. Thanks everyone for your recommendations. I will consider a few more plants to add in another suction cup as pictured. Possibly two more cups at most then I am officially done.

Hoping the Mapani would doesn't give me to much trouble in terms of coloring. I don't believe it will as it sat since yesterday in the same temp of water that I use for the tank without running. There are a few other plants that caught my attention that I am unsure of. I will post them momentarily.

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Looks really nice Tonya, but I think you will have to raise the bamboo up a bit so that the leaves are out of the water.

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Looks really nice Tonya, but I think you will have to raise the bamboo up a bit so that the leaves are out of the water.

Thanks!!! Going to so that now. Don't know where I would be without this forum.

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Looks really nice Tonya, but I think you will have to raise the bamboo up a bit so that the leaves are out of the water.

Thanks!!! Going to so that now. Don't know where I would be without this forum.

the leaves, and the top inch of the wooden stem itself should be out. ;)

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Plants such as Anubias and java fern actually MUST not have the rhizome buried. I tied my Anubias (barteri var. diamond and nana var. petite) to driftwood and my lace java fern to a large jade stone using twine. I buried other plants in my gravel, which is Activ-Flora for planted tanks. I bought my plants from Bob's Tropical Plants and aquariumplants.com.

I'm not a huge fan of this look unless the pots are really pretty, but another option for a barebottom (or substrated) tank is to add potted plants. I have some beautiful artsy glass bowls I am planning to use for this purpose once I get my rooted plants (a rose sword and some others) in the mail tomorrow.

Using suction cups actually sounds like a good idea, if the clips are the right size to hold the plants.

Anubias nana petite:

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Anubias barteri diamond:

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I like. Where did you purchase the twine from?
Ace Hardware.

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I really like java ferns I will post a picture soon. They can be attached to wood or rocks low light is best for them but can be healthy in a medium lighted tank.

I recall seeing ferns. How do you attach them as the root structure is different?
I wrapped mine to a rock with twine. They're similar to Anubias in that the rhizome cannot be buried. Edited by *Amanda*

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I also just tie mine to my Mopani wood. I use light duty fishing line. :Dvu6a7a7e.jpg

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Sorry, they love the camera! :Deqaqypa9.jpg

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I really like java ferns I will post a picture soon. They can be attached to wood or rocks low light is best for them but can be healthy in a medium lighted tank.

I recall seeing ferns. How do you attach them as the root structure is different?
I wrapped mine to a rock with twine. They're similar to Anubias in that the rhizome cannot be buried.

I put one of those plastic hair ties around it and attach it to the rock

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