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In addition to natural décor, plants provide vital functions for aquariums as well.
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Adding plants to an aquarium not only adds to the aesthetic beauty of the aquarium, but also provides a more natural habitat for the fish living in the aquarium. Many species of fish are accustomed to living, hiding, feeding, and breeding among plants. In addition, plants help keep the aquarium clean by reducing algae growth and consuming the fish's excrement.
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There are a many fish that will do great in a Natural Aquarium. Generally smaller fish are more suited to a planted tank in general. Some fish and other animals that are destructive vegetarians are obviously going to be a problem in any planted aquarium. Take some care in choosing fish that will like the water, foods and environment you intend to provide them with. Make sure intended tank mates are compatable. Many books and web sites have information on specific species of fish. Good article providing encouragement to opt for natural plants in the aquarium.
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Plastic: Plastic plants offer many benefits. While they do not produce oxygen for the water like natural plants do, there is no and they require minimal care. With such a large variety of types and colors, plastic plants can really beautify your aquarium. If you decide to use plastic plants for your Betta's tank, make sure that you clean them every time you change the water.Wabi-kusa are balls of substrate that are covered with plants that are grown in their terrestrial form, very similar to plants that are grown hydroponically in nurseries. These substrate balls are placed directly into a small glass container with some water in and then allowed to grow naturally. This is a very different approach to aquascaping techniques, where the layout of the aquarium is planned with exquisite care and the plants are carefully maintained. Wabi-kusa allow nature to flow… Silk: Like plastic aquarium plants, silk plants provide a relatively no-hassle decoration for your tank and can make your betta feel more at home. Although silk plants do not produce oxygen like natural plants, the leaves are softer than plastic plants. Because silk plants have no hard edges and are more lifelike in their movement, they are less likely than plastic plants to catch or snag your.There are several advantages to keeping discus in a planted aquarium. The most obvious advantage is the sheer beauty of this combination. Discus tend to be slow moving and graceful fish and look perfectly at home amid plants slowly swaying in the current. Their coloration, especially the metallic turquoise variants, is a perfect match to the natural greens and reds of live plants. And, especially important to us aging aquatic gardeners, discus are big fish and are easier to see from the sofa compared to the more typical tetras found in our displays!As aquatic plant enthusiasts, we naturally gravitate towards spectacular aquariums. A large, carefully aquascaped display can hold us spell-bound for hours. Many aquatic gardeners have wondered about combining discus and live plants. Would the combination be as remarkable as the pairing of peanut butter and chocolate? Mr. Takashi Amano, the author "Nature Aquarium World", certainly seems to think so - some of the most impressive photos in his books are of planted discus tanks. Followers of the recent Aquatic Gardeners Association Aquascaping contest noted that quite a few of the entries featured discus in an aquatic garden.Java Fern (). This common, inexpensive aquarium plant does very well in turtle habitats. In nature, it grows attached to driftwood, rocks, and other submerged objects. It doesn't really have strong roots, so just sticking it in the substrate won't work. It'll just come loose and drift around in the tank. You have to attach it to something.

The easiest ways to use Java Fern in a turtle habitat are to wedge it between a couple of rocks or some driftwood; to tie it to a rock or a piece of driftwood with some thread; or to tie it to a suction cup and stick it to the bottom of the tank and pile a bit of substrate around the plant's base. You can use dental floss or string to tie it. Hopefully it will last until the plant attaches itself to the object.