Aquatic Plants for Freshwater Aquariums: Aquarium Plant Pack - Ultimate
Fifteen years ago there was only one basic way to set up a planted tank (or a reef tank) but these days the different ways that it is possible to grow a planted tank are endless. For the substrate you can use sand, clay pellets, gravel or mineralized soil. The filter can be any number of options, as with the lights, and for carbon dioxide you may have to choose between ceramic diffusers, in-tank reactors, external reactors or even direct venturi injection of CO2 into the tank. Likewise, the types of plants that are used in an aquarium will greatly determine the type of equipment that is required and the type of planted aquarium that will be employed. Just as there are bulletin boards that have multiple subforums catering to the special interests of marine aquarists, so too do the freshwater aquarium bulletin boards have subforums catering to increasingly specialized freshwater planted aquarists.
he freshwater planted aquarium scene is becoming more popular than ever and this burgeoning segment of the freshwater aquarium world is beginning to attract a lot of long time reefers. The old salts are looking for something new to do with all the old reef equipment laying around and the cost of entry into aquatic gardening is very low as compared to reefing. The increased popularity of aquatic gardening is partly due to many changes in the hobby which have close parallels with the strong growth in the reef hobby over the past ten years. There have been many advancements in our understanding of the requirements of aquatic plants and many new products have been developed and released to meet those needs. The sharing of information over the Internet is nothing new but the exchanges of new ideas and techniques are becoming increasingly sophisticated across language and distance barriers.
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Aside from this both ferns have a rhizome at their base and can be glued or attached to wood or hard scape within the aquarium. They do not or should not be placed in the substrate as they will rot away. Java ferns are very tolerant of all kinds of water conditions. They are also very tolerant of lower light levels. This makes the Java Fern a perfect solution for the beginner wanting to try freshwater plants. Java ferns are inexpensive and can often be purchased in a range of sizes for small aquariums or larger aquariums. Java Ferns will not require any liquid fertiliser supplements or plant specific substrates.Interestingly anubias can be grown above the water’s surface. It is also interesting to note that anubias will flower underneath the water which is strange for most aquatic plants. Anubias is definitely one of the easiest freshwater plants to care for and should be a prime choice for any aquarist wanting to begin a planted tank.Anubias & anubias Nana are two more of the easiest freshwater plants to keep in the aquarium. Anubias is most commonly sold on driftwood or rocks in the aquarium store. Unlinke Java Fern, anubias Grows very slowly it is therefore important to buy a specimen that is more appropriate to your size of aquarium.This post only explores a few reasons of why keeping aquatic plants is an excellent decision. If you have a freshwater aquarium and have been undecided whether to purchase plants, now is the time to do so. Your fish will thank you for it. Check out for some inspiration into which plants may be right for you.