Glossary of aquatic science terms used in ichthyology and aquarium circles for freshwater and marine animals, corals and plants
As you siphon out fish waste and decaying food particles, you are also siphoning out incredible amounts of helpful bacteria along with all the trace nutrients all plants need to survive (Phosphorus, Nitrogen, Potassium, iron, etc.). Until I read about it during some other unrelated research, I had never really thought of it before. I have been watering my vegetable garden and my winter flowerbeds and have noticed INCREDIBLE results. I cannot compare the vegetable garden to last year but the flowerbeds are outperforming those planted last year by about 200%. The foliage is a perfect green and the flowers are abundant. Same flowers, same planting location but this time a lot of aquarium water was used and the result was amazing. Further, if you happen to lose some fish, do not flush them. Dig them into your garden soil instead.
The benefits of keeping an aquarium are immense. Not only does it provide much needed stress relief but we can also reap the benefits of aquarium by-products. If you already own an aquarium, try using the water for your indoor and outdoor plants. They will thank you for it. Thank you for reading and if you have any questions on any of the species of fish mentioned or any aquarium questions in general, please let me know. I am very happy to help.
Freshwater aquarium plants can be used in a variety of ways:
More and Less Brackish Water Aquarium Plant Species:
I became interested in keeping an aquarium at a very young age. My parents owned multiple aquariums and watching the small, colorful inhabitants was intriguing and mesmerizing. I enjoyed learning the names of all the fish and through a lot of research in the school library, I became very familiar with the uniqueness of many different species of fish. I saved my money and was able to buy a twenty-gallon complete set-up that I placed on my dresser. I was meticulous with the initial set-up and went to great lengths to ensure it looked as natural as possible. I purchased life-like plastic plants and placed them carefully around the aquarium. Realizing I needed more, I went on a rock hunt and found some lovely river stones that I boiled and placed in the tank as well. I let the aquarium cycle and added the right amount of fish. I started with kuhli loaches, a couple of gouramis and some swordfish. Through the years, it was a rewarding and wonderful experience to cater to my underwater inhabitants.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.