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    Im stumped on how to aquascape with anubias. I see all these nice tanks usisng anubias and making bushes and stuff but how do they do that any ideas ? I have a bunch of anubias and i cant figure out how to even start making it look nice together and natural. Anyone ? Im pretty tired of my anubias just floating or sunk to the bottom not looking nice at all ...
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    Post a pic of the tank as it is now and I am sure that people will be willing to give you some ideas to improve your scape. There are many different types of anubias, you can use tall species for the backdrop and smaller shorter forms attached to items and planted(rhizome exposed of course).
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    Here is one of the full tank not recent but basically what it looks like. I took a few out and put them in my 55g and those are also floating. HELP LOL.
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    Im going for a all anubias tank but taking ideas as well. I seen a nice all anubias tank on youtube tht inspired me but mine isnt going to come out anywhere close to that because all my plants are short.
    Heres and idea of how i want my tank to be minus my driftwood.
    Something simular in my own way .
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    Anubias take FOREVER to grow

    I've had mine for 6+ months and I have yet to see any new growth or anything. It just sits there... existing

    A tank with that sort of style (as the video) could probably be accomplished much faster (and easier) with a few Amazon swords. For me, those things have grown gigantic under absolutely dreadful lighting conditions, and incredibly fast. I started with a tiny little Petco "tube plant" Amazon sword (started at maybe 3 inches high) which now takes up half of my 25 gallon aquarium with only 4 months time and bare minimum light (now it's 20 inches tall almost growing out of the top of the tank!).

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    I don't think any aquascape looks fantastic until the plants have had a chance to grow into their surroundings, and anubis are indeed slow growers. I think what you've got started will look nice and full once they grow in, but that will take months. You may want some faster growing plants to help fill things out in the mean time.
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    There are different kinds of anubius, as well. Some remain small and some grow taller, like the anubius congensis.

    You tank looks fine other than all those ties showing. Take the rest of what you have and add to the wood too and make it look nice and full. You have lots of space to add even more. And while it is attached with those ties, get some black polyester coarse thread OR some fishing line and tie it down and then remove those ties.

    Don't tell me you can not do this! LOL

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    BTW.....I use a stapler gun but I think I mentioned that previously? Not a paper stapler but a household staple gun. And I adjust the settings so the staple does not go in tight. You will not hurt the rhizomes that way.

    When the plant attaches, I just pop out the staples. Only takes one staple for each.

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    Your anubias looks great in your tank LH, I may go out and buy a stapler gun if i can find one cheap or see if my grandpa has one i remeber him having one. About the ties they are about ready to come off i believe i had them on for about 2 almost 3 weeks already anubias should have attached by now. I have 3 types of anubias in my tank Nana,Bateri,and Broad Leaf. I have been seeing new grow as they have been floating in the tank forever and roots have gotton alot longer but i know they are extremely slow growers. Does anyone know if they seel XL anubias anywhere ? I think i saw some at one of my LFS but it was all chewed up and they wanted $18 each not sure what kind it was tho. I would do amazon swords in that tank but would my cichlids uproot ( i just did the swap) them ? i dont have much of a depth in subtrate in that tank maybe a inch and a half if that will amazons roots do well ? Thanks for the replies im going to try everything thats put on here . By the way i would see in some tanks but not with detail that the rhizome seems to be weighed dwn some how and the plants are kind of stacked on each other if anyone knows how to do that that would be great in starting like a bush or something in my tank.
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    aquariumplants.com has some great anubias...and a quite a few different types. I also think it must be mentioned that anubias are low light "tollerant" doesnt mean they specifically thrive in poor lighting. They actually do their best growth in medium spectrum lighting.

    My 100G used to have a wall of A.congensis, along the back they actually make excellent background plants.
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