I just read article the “9 Best Freshwater Aquarium Plants for Beginners.”
What I always strive for is maintaining equilibrium as best as I can. This equates to nothing dying, no algae blooms and minimal work for me to get the planted aquarium back to pristine shape. None of us would expect our pet fish to look amazing after such an absence, so don’t expect the aquatic plants to look that way either.
At the moment I am growing Water Wisteria (Hygrophila difformis), Java fern (Microsorum pteropus), submerged Parrots feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum), Dwarf tiger lotus? (Nymphaea), Aponogeton (sp? crispus maybe), and anacharis. I know those plants I can grow fairly well...but would you buy any of them? Also if you were growing plants (with the intent to sell) how would you set up the aquarium for the best growth and most effeciency? With fish? gravel? etc?
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10 Best Freshwater Aquarium Plants for Beginners
There are several types of pots that can be used when planting aquatic plants into a water garden. While many can work, some may be better than others. The best way to choose what is right for your plants is to know the differences. The terms “aquatic plants” and “pond plants” represent a wide range of plants growing in several habitats. Outdoor Magic, which services the tri-state area (NY, NJ and CT) works with clients to choose the best aquatic plants for their specific outdoor pond, based on pond depth and client preference.Clay Soil. Clay soil is one of the best options for aquatic plants. It holds nutrients and anchors all plants very well. However, too heavy of a clay concentration in the soil can reduce healthy root growth. If available, this garden soil could be dug up from your yard or occasionally purchased. There are several types of pots that can be used when planting aquatic plants into a water garden. While many can work, some may be better than others. The best way to choose what is right for your plants is to know the differences. The North Hills Water Garden @ Best Feeds Garden Centers offers a wide range of both tropical and hardy plants. When choosing aquatic plants, keep in mind that the plants should cover at least 50 - 60 percent of the water surface. There are many types to choose from. Some are free floating while others are marginal or submersible. Selection depends on the size of the pond and the kind of look you want. Water lilies can add drama and fragrance even in small tubs. Some plants provide oxygen and help keep the pool healthy. Fish can be a beneficial addition, because they are good scavengers, cleaning up debris. They also can help control mosquito larva, and other insects.Below is a list of the best freshwater aquarium plants for beginners. They are broken up into two categories (carpet and background aquarium plants).