These are my three Anubias "nana" plants that i have growing in an emersed setup. The low water level ensures Rhizomes and roots remain wet and allows the leaves to grow above the surface.
This is an experiment to see if it's possible to regenerate the plants. I had them originally in my 70 gal. tanganyika, were they were slowly being torn up and abused by the inhabitants. Lots of algae growing on the leaves. They were in very hard water with aragonite substrate tied to some driftwood. I detached them and cleaned off any decaying leaves before moving them to the emersed setup.
The new tank is a 2.5 gallon Marineland Eclipse with about 2 liters of tank water. There is 1/2 inch of garden earth underneath one inch of play sand.
There is no heater, no filter and the lighting is a desk lamp with a 13watt fluorescent spiral bulb.
The following photos were all taken within the first week.
The plants started pearling after the first couple of days. The light has been on for about 4-5 hours a day. At first there wasn't as many oxygen bubbles being produced but now that the lamp has been moved as close as possible they've become plentiful. I hope that means that they are doing well. I'm somewhat worried about the water stagnating, but i don't smell anything funny yet.
If anything this has been a great opportunity to practice my macro-photography. Thanks for looking!