Hello! Got my first Anubias plant today. I decided to plant it directly in the gravel. I understand that the rhizomes need to be exposed — is mine exposed enough or do I need to lift it up a bit more? TIA!
How have you planted it or anchored it to the substrate?Phew! Thank you! It took a while to plant it because it kept floating up.
How have you planted it or anchored it to the substrate?
I would just to tie the anubias to a small flat rock and just allow the rock to be buried in the substrate so that all parts of the rhizome is above the substrate...I have just pushed it in the substrate. There’s definitely parts of the rhizome under the gravel because it’s thicker than what’s showing.
I would just to tie the anubias to a small flat rock and just allow the rock to be buried in the substrate so that all parts of the rhizome is above the substrate...
You are welcomeYou’re right. I tied it to a rock and buried half of the rock with most of the roots in the substrate and the rhizome out. SO much easier to do it this way and it looks great! Thank you for your input. View attachment 569124
Very nice looking plant. IME I would have the rhizome completely exposed to the water column so the water can flow all the way around it. In your first pic there is that gray stone i'de tie it low to that even if a little of the roots are showing as well for maximum nutrient intake. Also it would even be safe to take the slightly yellowing leave off to help with plant growth instead of the plant fighting to try to repair it unless its the lighting and they are all green. One last thing you could even count from right to left on your plant and between the 3rd and 4th leave you could snip it and have 2 Anubis plants to tie in 2 different locations. Just my thoughts on it. Good Luck!
You are welcome
If you bury the rhizome half way, when you clean the tank or if the water flow is high, the plant will float off the substrate and would be a pain to put it up in its place again.