Live or artificial aquarium plants? The choice is yours to make!
Here you will find all the live aquarium plant fertilizers you need to keep your plants thriving.
Giving your plants light they can use is very important. Plants use very little yellow, orange, violet, and almost no green light. These colors are present in bulbs so that you can see them reflected off your plants, animals, and décor. They are important for creating a vibrant, beautiful aquarium; but not for actual plant growth.
You'll see later that there are some popular plants in this list. Well, this is the most popular you'll find in the hobby. It's almost impossible to completely kill with even the most basic of maintenance, and—when done correctly—still makes for incredibly beautiful aquariums. This winning combination is what makes this plant so popular.
For Information on setting up and keeping a planted aquarium see:
Freshwater aquarium plants can be used in a variety of ways:
Healthy plant growth depends on CO2 amount, lighting, and nutrients in the aquarium. There are two types of nutrients essential for plants: macronutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium) and micronutrients (trace elements such as zinc, boron, iron). Nutrient deficiency in plants can be easily observed;slow plant growth and yellow leaves indicate nutrient supplement is necessary. The fertilizer should contain elements from both macro and micronutrients.High nitrogen levels in the water can harm the fish population in . Usually, aquarium water consists of three different forms of nitrogen—ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate. Ammonia from fish waste can be converted to nitrite and nitrate by beneficial bacteria in the aquarium. Plants help to reduce the nitrogen level in the water because they have the ability to use the different nitrogen forms in the aquarium water and if the tank is full with plants, the nitrogen level can decrease very quickly.Nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium are key macronutrients. Plants need these minerals in larger amounts. Some of these macronutrients are available in the aquarium water, fish food, and fish waste.Not only will you find that your aquarium takes on a more natural look, but you will also find that your fish behave in a more natural manner. At this point I am going to assume that you already have the basics on keeping tropical fish and are adapt to the basics of maintaining an aquarium. What I intend to do here is fill in the blanks to give you the best start to growing beautiful plants for that aquarium.