And there you have it. Your new aquarium with live plants. Simple.
Here you will find all the live aquarium plants I carry. From foreground to background and low light to high light.
We now have over 350 species growing underwater in our aquariums. Our plants are ready to grow, already transformed aquarium plants. You don’t have to go through the transforming process from terrestrial plants to aquarium plants, we’ve done that for you. Just like fish, live plants do best when they are kept in an aquarium that best suits their needs. Selecting live plants that share common water conditions will minimize problems and make it easier for you to maintain and keep your aquarium in tip top shape. We want your plant to thrive and become a favorite part of your tank. Be sure to choose plants that are suitable for your aquarium so you will get the most out of your new addition.
My aquarium is a live 95% live plant resort for my fish, but I agree with the author about the novice fish owner. Learning how to take care of fish and be a gardener at the same time would probably be a lot for most people. (Probably not the ones that read fish blogs!!)
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Live Aquarium Setup: Aquarium Care and Aquarium Fish Information
Increased environmental awareness, and the push to find a new challenge or dimension to freshwater aquarists has rejuvenated the interest in keeping live plants in the aquarium. Commonly referred to as “Dutch Aquarium", this European concept is beginning to catch on in the U.S. For years, Europeans have kept indoor “water gardens” (aquariums) loaded with live plants, and displaying only a few fish to accent their garden. This approach is opposite from the traditional fish keeper who considered fish the primary attraction in the aquarium. It can be argued that a true fish keeper would be hard pressed to create a biologically-balanced ecosystem more beautiful than one that is well planted with live vegetation.Photosynthesis One of the most beneficial factors from live plants in the aquarium is the supply of oxygen. Oxygen is very essential to the survival of the biological system and inhabitants of any aquarium. Through a process known as photosynthesis, which is the process of synthesizing chemical compounds with the aid of light. It is the formation of carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and a source of hydrogen (as water) in the chlorophyll-containing tissues of plants exposed to light. This is a very unique relationship. The toxic waste created by fish provides food for the plants, which return the favor by giving off oxygen so the fish can breathe. We will discuss how adjusting carbon dioxide levels in the aquarium affect plant growth later in this handout.Similar advances in technology and propagation, which have made the marine aquarium hobby easier, have also been developed for the live plant aquarist. With such innovation making live plant care easier today, the hobbyist must still have the proper understanding and equipment to be successful. Common ground for any aquarists is to keep a watchful eye on aquarium water conditions, feeding, lighting, and the growth and death of the animals and plants.Lighting The energy, which powers the natural process of photosynthesis, is the sun. In our aquariums, artificial lighting is critical for the healthy growth and reproduction of live plants. There are two important factors in lighting— intensity and photoperiod.