I am a newbie especially when it come to plants. The other day I bought from a dealer an anubious and Java fern. These came in little plastic pots with a ceramic weight to hold them down. I planted the Anubias on some bogwood and the Java Fern in the substrate. Now today I went to another specialist fish supplier for more plants. These however was held my a metallic ring. (Looks like zinc). When I come to plant them they did not have roots. The Jungle Vals had a whisky hint of roots and I was able to plant it. The Dwarf Lily, Bacopa & Ludwigia Repens just looked as if they had been harvested with a knife. I put them in the substrate as I bought them hoping they will grow roots. Have I done the right thing? Thanks.