Best night light/ fake aquarium. No water or mess and the rotating fish keep babies interest. By Discovery Kids
I have both a mix of live and fake plants, I find it that having a mixture works really well, the fake plants grow algae for algae eaters while providing hiding places for my fish and the live plants oxygenate my water. As far as which is better? Beats me but I like ha icing the best of both worlds, and also it allows me to add more of a variety of fish to my tank, most live plant aquariums only allows nano fish unless u have a really big tank I would say 70+ gallons, but what I would recommend for all you beginners out ther is do a mix, since it will allow you to set up a nice looking tank fast and also let you slowly learn how to care for live plants without being overwhelmed by a large garden, also if your plant die it will be less to replace when you try again.
As a starter of being an aquarist, I salute the author of this article. As I see, he just made some false details/information about when he sided with the “fake” plants since he really wanted the people to give their best in explaining why “live” plants are infinitesimally better than the former. An I would say he succeeded.
Artificial Aquarium Plants: Hagen Marina Silk Plant Variety Pack
Artificial aquarium plants do not require any substrata at all
If the lighting in your tank is too high or if there is an abundance of nutrients (often due to infrequent water changes) you are likely to have algae problems. The best way to prevent excessive algae growth is to limit your tank lighting to 10 to 12 hours per day and to keep your aquarium out of direct sunlight. In addition to taking these precautions you can also reduce your tank cleaning requirements by using low-maintenance décor options. Fake plants and artificial driftwood can look good in your tank without increasing your tank maintenance duties – they don’t need any special lighting or substrate and they won’t change your tank water chemistry. It also doesn’t hurt that artificial tank décor options are usually much less expensive that artificial options.I got 3-4 medium & short fake plants with my first aquarium, a 10 gallon one. Returned the whole set up to upgrade to a 29 gallon for keeping more fish. I now use a combination of live plants & artificial ones in a ratio of 4:1 Some points like live plants not looking their best like the artificial ones are true for only certain species and also how you got them in the first place. I got 3 broad leafed plants from the local store and the rest online. These took a week to come, and the poor things are still recovering. My warm tropical fish are definitely loving the live plants.Although we shot the Ambient Water aquarium DVD in high definition, it will still play on any TV. We specifically designed Ambient Water so that it will always fill the entire screen (no black bars) - because we've never seen an aquarium with black bars. So, if you're looking for the most realistic fake aquarium video, this is it. In our fourth edition, we've captured the best fish for TV we've ever shot. Enjoy!