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Max B.
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Anubias Nana and Wood
« on: December 16, 2010, 01:52:22 PM »

Hi, today I went to a local aquarium shop and purchased a small but very lovely bush of Anubias Nana. Btw is nana the same as dwarf anubias?

It came in a pot which I have to remove as I have been told in the shop. So wanted just to share with the rest of you folks. Hopefully the picture will be attached.

At the same time I prepared through a complicated process a branch of wood - aged it according to the recommendations found in the articles. It really looks nice but the only problem with this - it is still drifting atop. I know I could tie it to something but I left it like this in the fish tank hoping sooner or later it would come down to the bottom. I know it's quite dangerous but I boiled it for more than 15 hours in total and dried it in the oven for several hours so I guess no critter has been left there hidden. As soon as the wood finds its place on the bottom I'll include the picture. Meanwhile I'll keep an eye on white stuff which might appear on the wood. If it happens I'll remove immediately from the tank. That's I know a sign that the wood hasn't been aged properly.
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Re: Anubias Nana and Wood
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2010, 12:48:49 PM »

Maybe you should try and somehow attach it in the gravel and with some rocks? I think the problem here, is that you dried it in the oven before adding it Smiley (But it of course depends on the wood too, some are really heavy, while others basically float all the time unless you anchor them down.)

By the way, It would be better if you'd remove the "fluff" in the pot, it may foul the water, and I don't think it would be very healthy for your fish if they'd go nibbling it Wink

This plant does look like a Dwarf Anubias, which grows out to the sides to create almost a little lawn, so it might also be a good idea to remove the pot completely to let it grow freely Smiley But I know people who prefer keeping their plants in pots since it'll be easier to perform maintenance, so that's up to you to choose! Cheesy
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Re: Anubias Nana and Wood
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2010, 01:27:54 PM »

I attached my dwarf anubias to a piece of lava rock and it is growing on that nicely! Wink
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Re: Anubias Nana and Wood
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2010, 04:44:24 PM »

Yeah! Those little buggers have incredibly strong roots! Cheesy they grab pretty much whatever they're stuck to, I had mine accidentally growing into a pebble o_o
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Re: Anubias Nana and Wood
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2010, 08:07:17 AM »

I found out that Nana and Dwarf are the same plants so that's what I wanted to try. The wood branch is being soaked by the tank water slowly moving to the bottom so in a couple of days it will stay still perfectly.
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Re: Anubias Nana and Wood
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2010, 08:37:43 AM »

Nice! Cheesy I was just kind of... showering my wood while scrubbing it, and later soaking it for a few hours every day in hot water c:
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Re: Anubias Nana and Wood
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2010, 09:48:22 PM »

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Nice! Cheesy I was just kind of... showering my wood while scrubbing it, and later soaking it for a few hours every day in hot water c:

Yeah, I've read plenty of posts on people showering with their wood in the bath. I decided to go with a quicker method - boiling and oven drying. Now the branch is at the bottom, so far no white stuff on it but will keep on looking at it.
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Re: Anubias Nana and Wood
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2010, 05:29:50 AM »

Yay! Cheesy Will you post pictures? Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2010, 01:10:27 PM »

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Yay! Cheesy Will you post pictures? Smiley

Yes, I'll take a picture of it today and post it here. Maybe someone will comment on it in a critical way.
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Re: Anubias Nana and Wood
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2010, 10:21:24 AM »

As I have promised here I go with a pic of my new my own aged piece of wood. The tank is old and there are quite a few scratches on the glass. I placed the wood at the front just for the sake of taking picture. Any comments are welcomed.
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Re: Anubias Nana and Wood
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2010, 10:45:33 AM »

It's a very pretty piece of wood. Smiley
It looks like a deer head with antlers... Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2010, 11:30:07 AM »

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It's a very pretty piece of wood. Smiley
It looks like a deer head with antlers... Cheesy

You've mentioned this and I realised it looks indeed as a deer head.
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Re: Anubias Nana and Wood
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2010, 12:30:59 PM »

It looks very nice Smiley If you keep it at the back of the tank, with some plants in front of, and behind, you would create a very nice aquascape! Smiley
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Re: Anubias Nana and Wood
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2010, 12:56:58 PM »

It looks indeed like a deer head with antlers. Very nice done.

You also can attach some Ricchia or Java Moss to it.
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Re: Anubias Nana and Wood
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2010, 06:04:07 PM »

Maybe you should try attaching some anubias too it. Or you could try Riccia or Java moss which would look great, but if your fish is anything like mine the moss will not stay attached to the drfiwtwood for very long Undecided
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Re: Anubias Nana and Wood
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2010, 09:27:04 PM »

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Maybe you should try attaching some anubias too it. Or you could try Riccia or Java moss which would look great, but if your fish is anything like mine the moss will not stay attached to the drfiwtwood for very long Undecided

As i have added anubias nana to my tank I could attach it to the wood hoping for more plants in the future to cover it. Still the wood is under close supervision and it has to pass the test. After this I'll attach something to it.
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Re: Anubias Nana and Wood
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2010, 09:28:55 PM »

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It looks very nice Smiley If you keep it at the back of the tank, with some plants in front of, and behind, you would create a very nice aquascape! Smiley

This is the way I placed both the wood and some plants. Let's see what I get in the future.
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Re: Anubias Nana and Wood
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2010, 12:46:42 PM »

I have a piece of bog wood with Java Moss, Java Fern and Anubias growing on it Smiley Strangely enough, my goldies haven't touched the moss Shocked
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