Aquarium Setup, Planted Aquarium Setup with Bryan in a 125

Here you will find all the live aquarium plant fertilizers you need to keep your plants thriving.
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Many things have contributed to making aquatic gardening a successful hobby for so many people. One is the willingness of experts to share what they have learned through their diligent efforts over the years. Another is the improvement in fluorescent lighting, especially compact fluorescent tubes, which made it practical to fit enough light over our aquaria to grow aquatic plants well. A third is the realization of the usefulness of adding CO to the water. One of the things that plants need to live and grow, like all living things, is carbon. Plants get carbon almost exclusively from (CO). There is a lot of CO in the atmosphere (several hundred parts per million or ppm) and a little bit in water (just a few ppm). Some plants, like Vallisneria, can draw carbon from mineral compounds in the water called carbonates. Vallisneria is a genus that grows underwater. Most of the aquatic plants that aquatic gardeners like to grow naturally occur along creeks and river banks, and sometimes grow submerged only when waters run high. When immersed (leaves out of water), plants can get CO from the air where it is relatively plentiful. When submerged, only the CO that is dissolved in the water is available. If you boost the amount of CO in the water, just about any submerged plant will grow faster. In fact, adding CO can give nearly as much boost as increasing the lighting from relatively low to high lighting levels.
In addition to natural décor, plants provide vital functions for aquariums as well.
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One way to avoid this is to keep fish that are compatible with a planted aquarium. Another way is to try to satisfy the fishes’ vegetable requirements by adding spirulina flakes, lettuce leaves, or pieces of zucchini to their diet. One or two fast growing plants can keep the pressure off the more slow growing plants. Often plant eating fish prefer fast growing plants because their leaves are more tender and in some cases even are able to grow back faster then the punishment they get from the fish. Think of it this way, an aquarium without plants is like a world without trees.
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Natural living plants are the best way to decorate your aquarium. Live plants will help the natural balance of the aquarium and fish will enjoy hiding in and swimming around plants.Why are Aquatic Plants a huge benefit to the aquarium? Aquatic Plants are not just natural decoration but also have many chemical and physical benefits. Aquatic Plants are very important when it comes to a thriving, healthy aquarium. Aquatic Plants are recommended for both novice and expert aquarium hobbyists. Below we discus the top 6 benefits of adding Aquatic Plants to your aquarium.If you would like , carpet plants are ideal. Water Wisteria, Java Moss, and Lilaeopsis are suitable species for covering the bottom of the aquarium.Growth of algae in the aquarium can be both irritating and relentless. Aquatic plants have the benefit of competing with the algae for key nutrients. These nutrients (Iron, Nitrates, Potassium & Trace Elements) are key to all plant growth in the aquarium. By adding plants that consume these nutrients from the water column it is possible for the plants to starve the algae. This is only true of faster growing plants such as the stem plant varieties. Slower growing plants such as Anubias may struggle to compete with algae for nutrients in the tank. For this reason it is important to remain vigilant in the fight against algae. Always remove visible clumps and scrape the glass regularly. Algae in the aquarium is literally stealing nutrients from your plants!Aquatic plants in the aquarium are beneficial. Most importantly, they are the addition of a unique filtration system. Aquatic plants have an uncanny ability to remove waste excreted by the fish. They also aid in the removal of decaying matter. Aquatic plants absorb nitrates through their leaves and through the substrate. They play an incredibly important role in the carbon cycle. This benefit can be harnessed by including aquatic plants in your setup. It is important to remember that plants should never be used in place of mechanical filters. Rather as an extra source of chemical filtration. After introducing plants the visible and measurable quality of the water will improve. Liveliness of the fish will also increase. Remember that plants need around 8 hours of lighting every day.Freshwater fish are often collected from natural streams and rivers in the wild. Their natural habitats consist of many aquatic plants. By introducing these plants to the aquarium, it will help to mimic their wild environment. It also adds to the beauty of the aquarium. Aquariums are about recreating the wild, natural habitat of the fish. Not to lock them up in a glass box. It is a great idea to research your fish breed and attempt to locate plants that are appropriate to their wild habitat. Your local fish store may also have some wisdom on what plants are appropriate.