Let’s explore some of the best LED lights for the planted aquarium. What are the best LED setups for 2016? Well, we discuss these below.
Most aquarium plants can be kept in water with a hardness from 4-12 dH, and a pH from 6.5-7.2. For specific species, see the individual descriptions. The water should be kept as clean and clear as possible because free debris can settle on plant leaves or cloud the water, interfering with light intensity. Very few aquatic plant species can survive in brackish water.
Cladophora introduces and interesting new addition to the tank. While this plant is actually a ball of algae, it does not spread and will only serve as decoration. The ball is actually so sought after that it is a resource in Japan
In order to maintain the perfect ball shape, the plant must be rotated every few days. In order to spread the plant, you must divide it and secure the new piece into place. When allowed to reach the floor of the aquarium as a cut piece, Cladophora can form a lush carpet of green moss. If this is a look you like you are free to do so, but we much prefer the unique looking balls of fluff.
As this is an algae you will find it very difficult to kill with poor handling. Low lights and rare trimming will not phase the algae.
Thanks to the bright and soft nature of Cladophora many fish will enjoy rubbing into the algae or even selecting it as host, much like clown fish and their anemones. The balls are dense however and provide little protection from aggressive fish.
In Short: These little balls of algae really add a lot of character to your fish tank. proper, easy care will see to it that the algae does not spread to unwanted areas and even limits algae growth by eating the same nutrients other algae requires. The algae is basically impossible to kill on accident, making this the easiest addition you can have in your tank.
Some aquarium plants prefer low lighting.
"Plants Ideal For Low Light/Low Tech Aquaria
What are low light plants and what can they do in your aquarium? They are often referred to as the “” as they are very easy to maintain and they can thrive in .Pictures of this light don’t do it justice. It looks like something from the 90’s, but it has GREAT results. The built-in timer makes it even easier for aquarium light beginners to master, and they’re very forgiving when it comes to growing plants.Usually used as an underwater decoration and a hideaway for fish, these low light aquarium plants do not need extra lights, specific water regulations, or even CO2 to survive.A great mix of these easy-to-grow low light plants will help develop a vast, long lasting, low cost low-light planted aquarium that will provide a calming effect and pleasure for years to come.