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Anubias Barteri var. Nana

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Post by guppyguy on Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:11 pm

Anubias Barteri var. nana
Rarely taller than 5”, Ph range between 6.0 and 9.0, and temperature between 72 and 82. Lighting requirements are not a huge concern for this plant as they will grow in low as well as in strong lighting. Anubias nana grows quite slowly and rarely grows more than 8 to 10 leaves a year. These same leaves can survive for years and are prone to algae. This plant is quite easy to keep. They can be kept as foreground plants directly rooted in the sand or gravel. In this case, it is important to not to cover the rhizome as it would rot. This also grow great when you attach this plant to a piece of rock or wood. Use fishing line to secure the plant. To reproduce this plant, simply divide the rhizome in two pieces and plant/attach it somewhere else in the tank. I love this plant and have it growing on rock, driftwood and directly on the substrate.

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Re: Anubias Barteri var. Nana

Post by Starfish on Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:32 pm

I love these plants. It seems to be the only type of plant that does well in my tank. The rhizomes of two are getting quite long with all the leaves at the one end. If I want to reproduce them, where would I split the rhizome?
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Re: Anubias Barteri var. Nana

Post by guppyguy on Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:16 pm

@Starfish wrote:I love these plants. It seems to be the only type of plant that does well in my tank. The rhizomes of two are getting quite long with all the leaves at the one end. If I want to reproduce them, where would I split the rhizome?

Depending on how long your plants rhizome is you might be able to make a few plants out of it. Cut the rrhizomes into sections that have at least 5 leaves on it. It a great tough little plant for sure.


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Re: Anubias Barteri var. Nana

Post by Jay0173 on Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:46 am

Anubias is one of my favorite plants to use in an aquarium. I have two in my 55 gallon aquarium, both planted right next to some wood, and both have attached themselves to the wood naturally without me having to tie them on. Both have flowered for me.
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Post by hello_rockview12 on Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:49 am

Beautiful plant. Any tips for keeping the leaves algae free?
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Post by guppyguy on Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:27 am

@Jay0173 wrote:Anubias is one of my favorite plants to use in an aquarium. I have two in my 55 gallon aquarium, both planted right next to some wood, and both have attached themselves to the wood naturally without me having to tie them on. Both have flowered for me.

Excellent and yes they can cling onto anything naturaly given time to grow, expand and grab onto to new surfaces as they go.  Cool 

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Post by guppyguy on Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:30 am

@hello_rockview12 wrote:Beautiful plant.  Any tips for keeping the leaves algae free?

A few things can help here. Try to use this plant in low light tanks were algae will be less of a issue. If you do have it in a high light tank have it growing underneath taller plants that partially shade it. Or have floating plants that partially shade it. And it also helps to have a few ottos and nerite snails helping keep algae at bay by eating algae of the leaves.  Cool 

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Re: Anubias Barteri var. Nana

Post by raym on Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:32 pm

Just got some of this plant and love the look in the tank. Thanks for the suggestion. Very Happy

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Post by l_l_l on Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:47 pm

It's a really nice plant indeed, mine grow very good and algea is not an issue for it.
I put mine under the output of my HOB filter so flow keeps it clean Smile

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Re: Anubias Barteri var. Nana

Post by guppyguy on Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:55 pm

@raym wrote:Just got some of this plant and love the look in the tank. Thanks for the suggestion. Very Happy

It is a wonderful plant for sure.

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Re: Anubias Barteri var. Nana

Post by discuspaul on Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:06 pm

Love these plants !
I've kept them in all my tanks for years, particularly in my discus tanks.
Here's some from 3 small rhizome clippings - photos taken after just a few months - my, it's amazing what a little pressurized CO2 can do to really accelerate the growth of these otherwise slow-growing plants:

http://s1105.photobucket.com/albums/h357/discuspaul/Anubias

My apologies for not having posted here for quite a while.


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Post by raym on Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:19 pm

Beautiful tank discuspaul!!

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Post by discuspaul on Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:49 pm

@raym wrote:Beautiful tank discuspaul!!

Thanks, raym.
Just a small 10 gal.
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Re: Anubias Barteri var. Nana

Post by guppyguy on Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:18 pm

@discuspaul wrote:Love these plants !
I've kept them in all my tanks for years, particularly in my discus tanks.
Here's some from 3 small rhizome clippings - photos taken after just a few months - my, it's amazing what a little pressurized CO2 can do to really accelerate the growth of these otherwise slow-growing plants:

http://s1105.photobucket.com/albums/h357/discuspaul/Anubias

My apologies for not having posted here for quite a while.

Very nice tank plants looks great, and yes c02 can do wonders that is true for many aquatic plants.

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