View Full Version : Anubias in sand?

05-05-2012, 03:54 PM
Do anubias do ok in sand? I have one in gravel right now and it's doing fine, but I'm considering switching to sand for substrate, tahitian moon to be specific. Will the anubias do ok in it? Or should I think about attaching it to one of my lava rocks like the other one I have?

05-05-2012, 04:58 PM
Anubia generally do better with there roots exposed to the water column.If you really want them buried then yes,sand will do fine.In case you didnt know,dont bury the rhizome it will rot.

05-06-2012, 04:36 AM
Ditto. Bury only the roots, not the rhizome.

I have mine attached to the weighted bases that used to hold artificial plants. Some of those came with little holes drilled in them and it was very convenient to gently direct the roots into those holes and out through the bottom while the rhizome rests on top of the base, in between the little plastic prongs to which the silk plants had been attached. They fit snugly there, and that way, the Anubias stays above the substrate and the roots extending through the holes help anchor it so I don't have to tie it.

-- mermaidwannabe

07-22-2012, 03:29 PM
I have anubias growing in crushed coral and sand mix and they're doing really well. I know this isn't ideal for them but they seem impossible to kill in my tank :shappy:

Lady Hobbs
07-22-2012, 04:01 PM
Tie them to driftwood and you won't have to worry about it. The roots will grow right into the wood.

07-23-2012, 03:40 AM
I'm sticking with gravel for now. I dont want to make such a drastic change for my fish. Maybe down the road I will...