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Below is a list of some of the best freshwater aquarium plants for beginners.
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Out of all the live plants I used for freshwater aquariums, hornwort was my favorite for multiple reasons. The only negative was that it tends to lower your pH fairly quickly once it gets well established, since it absorbs a lot of nutrients & trace minerals from the water to sustain its fast growth.
Freshwater aquarium plants can be used in a variety of ways:
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The amazon sword plant is one of the hardiest and best freshwater aquarium plants for beginners. Amazon swords are known to grow 12+ inch leaves, so you will definitely be needing to trim them every once in a while. Aquatic Plants for Freshwater Aquariums
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Freshwater aquarium plants require light, water and food to survive and thrive. Some of these plants also require soil to support their root systems. Real freshwater plants help to provide a natural environment for the fish in your aquarium. They provide oxygen and absorb toxins. It is vital to take special care in maintaining your plants in order to keep your aquarium healthy.Java Fern and needle leaf Java Fern are two of the easiest freshwater plants that beginners can keep in their aquariums. Java Ferns are usually much larger than Needle leaf Java Fern. Java Fern has larger leaves and also requires less light. They are also generally less expensive and readily available at aquarium stores. Needle Leaf Java Ferns have thinner leaves and are rarely found in local stores. This often results in the plant being more expensive. Needle Lead Java Ferns can often be purchased off other aquarists.Below is a list of the easiest freshwater plants to keep in the aquarium. This list has been hand selected from hundreds of plants. In addition to easiness of keeping, these plants have been optimised to be low price, high availability and very aesthetic. All of the plants below can be maintained in low lighting setups without fertilisers. If you were deciding to make the switch to a planted aquarium, feel safe knowing the suggestions below are all excellent beginner plants.Anubias & anubias Nana are two more of the easiest freshwater plants to keep in the aquarium. Anubias is most commonly sold on driftwood or rocks in the aquarium store. Unlinke Java Fern, anubias Grows very slowly it is therefore important to buy a specimen that is more appropriate to your size of aquarium.Aside from this both ferns have a rhizome at their base and can be glued or attached to wood or hard scape within the aquarium. They do not or should not be placed in the substrate as they will rot away. Java ferns are very tolerant of all kinds of water conditions. They are also very tolerant of lower light levels. This makes the Java Fern a perfect solution for the beginner wanting to try freshwater plants. Java ferns are inexpensive and can often be purchased in a range of sizes for small aquariums or larger aquariums. Java Ferns will not require any liquid fertiliser supplements or plant specific substrates.The Amazon sword is an interesting plant that can be grown in a variety of conditions. It is definitely one of the most well known and easy to care for freshwater plants. Amazon Swords often grow very large in the aquarium and this should be kept in mind before purchasing an Amazon sword. They are perfect for the beginner because they require only a low level of lighting and a low level of nutrients to survive. However, with a high level of lighting and the addition of liquid supplements the Amazon sword will begin to grow extremely quickly in the aquarium.