Re: Growing Anubias emersed
Peter Konshak says....
>It seems like I heard somewhere that Anubias species will grow much
>quicker if grown emersed. I have several specimens that aren't doing
>much right now, and might give this a try. I was thinking about putting
>them in a spare 10 gallon tank about half filled, and leaving out on my
>porch. The porch gets about 6 hours of direct sun. Of course it is also
>about 95-100 every day here in Central Texas.
They do VERY well emersed in 1.5 to 2 inches of water.
>Has anyone tried this? Any idea what kind of substrate to use (ie, the
>same as a normal tank, or would you want a "richer" substate?). Any
>comments/suggestions are welcome.
No substrate necessary. Soluble fertilizer or hydroponic mix.
Change water every few days if you want.
>I would think that the evaporation would make the interior of the tank
>quite humid, which would be ok for the plants. Thanks,