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    i need to i dentify some of the plants i have
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    will anyone please help me
     
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    The first is an anubias the other i dont know...
     
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    the people at the fish shop said it was java fern???? and it isnt but it may be some kind of fern i just dont know what
     
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    2nd one.......
    Underwater dagga maybe...

    LOL i think the plantpeople all went to bed early.
     
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    lol ya it is starting to produce now i smoked some yesterday it was good
    lol.....
     
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    Welcome MC1 dont know the plants names but have from the 1st plant and grows well. :)
     
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    ya it has been growing well and i want to tie some to my log do you know how to do that:bigsmile:
     
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    Second one looks like a java fern
     
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    First one, Anubias. Needs to be tied to a rock or driftwood otherwise the root/Rhizome will rot

    2nd one looks like a java fern by the leaf pattern
     
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    thanks for the help do you know if you need to cut the roots or do you just tie it onto the log with some fishing line
    and do you need to put it in a groove int the log???
    thanks....

    oh and do you need to put java fern in a groove or just tie it ???
     
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    Tie them both to a rock or a piece of wood. You don't need to cut the roots, but if you wanted to, it wouldn't hurt.

    Definitely Anubias in the first pic and some kind of Java Fern in the second and 3rd.
     
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    thanks for the help
     
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    Mc1 i used cotton in the past to tie things to rocks and wood

    Neilh i have kept my anubias in gravel and sand based tanks and its never died from rotting roots.
     
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    do you know if the fern can go in gravel or does it definetly need to be in a grove of a piece of drift wood
    ps can you just tie it on instead of putting it in a groove
     
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    hey man just to clear some things up before I answer your question, the first plant is indeed, Anubias barteri var. ''coffeefolia''
    but the second is Bolbitis heteroclita which is a very nice find! the plant under it which was most likely sold to you as "aquafern" is not truly aquatic and will eventually die..

    Both plants have a Rhizome and if this gets buried they will die, however the roots can happily be placed in the substrate... alternatively you can just tie it on with cotton or use an elastic bant to hold it in place untill the roots anchor it to the log/stone..


    good luck!!
    phil..
     
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    i am confused the 2nd and third pic are the same plant and it has been doing fine in my tank??
    i looked up Bolbitis heteroclita and it looks like it could be that but theleaves of mine are alot pointier and have some rough borwn spots on the black like a real fern?????

    oh and thank for the help
     
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    Look in the back ground of your last two pic's there is a plant that looks like a fern, that one is not aquatic!

    Your Bolbitis is still in emmersed form and will take about a year to fully convert to immersed form..
     
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    the dark green almost black one or the lighter greener one
     
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    the darker one mc1 i had some of that as well i cant remember the botanical name though, i did extensive research on it and it does not do well when immersed but will do well in a tererrium or so they say. its a pity i thought it was pretty and i was rather miffed when mine died lol
     

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