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The Anubias Nana in the 10 gallon fry tank has bloomed again so I thought I would share a picture taken today.

Tank is filtered with an air powered under gravel filter using medium gravel substrate and a 'Whisper 10' clone hang on back filter. You can see the panty hose material I have placed on the intake tube of the HOB filter to keep fry from getting sucked up.




and here is a full view of the tank



Picture taken with 80mm macro lense on a Pentax K20d set at ISO 800 (the equivilent film speed if one were shooting 35mm film).

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Very pretty.
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That is an interesting shot.......I haven't tried Anubis yet.
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If I recall correctly the anubias was around $5.00 at either petsmart or petco (which ever one has an actual plant tank).

When I put it in the tank I started using Kent Marine plant suppliment and used it for a couple months every water change. Lately I haven't been using any fertilizers and this is the second time in six months it has bloomed for me.

The roots don't like to be burried, after about a month they had grabbed a few pieces of gravel to keep itself anchored and it has sat with most of its roots exposed like you see in the picture.

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mine bloomed the other day.

here is my shot:

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mine bloomed the other day.

here is my shot:

What size lense did you use?


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Dave...The Anubis you got; did it come in a plastic tube with the aqua gel around the roots?......Petsmart is now selling plants packaged that way here.
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Dave...The Anubis you got; did it come in a plastic tube with the aqua gel around the roots?......Petsmart is now selling plants packaged that way here.


no, it was growing in a tank (about 150 gallons, but more square than rectangular) that had a multitude of plants (some bundled together, others planted separately), these were in plastic potlike containers that had a material similar to fiberglass insulation wrapped around the roots of the plants.

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your anubias looks happy
i havent had the pleasure of blooming any of my anubias yet
what light do you have over the tank?
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your anubias looks happy
i havent had the pleasure of blooming any of my anubias yet
what light do you have over the tank?


that light is an 18 inch flouresant tube (15 watt I think) on a 10 gallon tank. The tube is a Repti-gro made by Exxoterra. It said for reptile tanks and to 'stimulate' plant growth.

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