Odd Duck Posted May 21, 2022 Share Posted May 21, 2022 (edited) My idea of gluing Brazilian microsword to the base of the wood and slate in the 100 G angelfish tank did not work on the first try and now I can’t seem to find more anywhere except in the tissue cup and that didn’t work at all. I do have some narrow leaf sagittaria (Sagittaria subulata) that I can use in that spot that I think will look great there if I can just figure out how attach it and get it to grow. There isn’t a “cup” shape to the wood that will hold growing media/substrate where I want this primarily root feeder to grow. I want it there to further the illusion that the left end of the tank is the edge of a washed out stream bank exposing the tree “roots”. Yes, I’m a stubborn old coot determined to carry out my vision but not having any really great ideas. 🤔 So I need help with some ideas on how to hold some growing media in place for the roots to grab hold for this non-rhizomatous plant. I have standard black plastic planting baskets from aquatic plants and I’m sure I could come up with some rock wool, but I’d rather not have the plastic and rock wool in the tank. I have tiny terra cotta pots but one would be very noticeable there, plus I’d like the plant to be able to spread over the wood somewhat. I’m concerned that if I just try to glue it in place like I tried with the microsword, it will just die, or come loose and drift around eventually, no matter what I do, if I don’t have some sort of growing media there to entice the roots to cling. I might be able to stuff it in some cracks, but again, I think it might “grow loose” eventually since there isn’t a durable rhizome to glue down. What say you, think tank, any thoughts on ways to approach this beyond stuffing it in some cracks, then stuffing it back in, and stuffing it back in, and stuffing it back in, and . . . . . ? Edit: Decided to add pictures of the location in question with, and before, the Brazilian microsword was put in place that quickly melted away. Edited May 21, 2022 by Odd Duck Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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