Freshwater Plants For Aquariums

Many aquarists struggle to make their tanks look as natural as possible. Adding live plants to your aquarium is one of the best ways to stay true to the elements of nature while improving the living conditions for your fish. As plants lose oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide, they can improve water quality and make fish healthier. Living plants can make fish healthy

Many aquarists struggle to make their tanks look as natural as possible. Adding live plants to your aquarium is one of the best ways to stay true to the elements of nature while improving the living conditions for your fish. As plants lose oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide, they can improve water quality and make fish healthier.

  • Erodea
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Elódea is a plant that requires little attention and requires only good lighting and water quality to grow and bloom. Dark green contrasts well with the pale, easy-to-plant Amazons. The elbows are very large, so it is recommend planting them in the corners of the aquarium. This is especially true if you want to hide the tube from a filter that passes through it. This plant is available in several pet stores and centers that specialize in materials for aquariums and the internet and is usually low cost.

  • Hemiant scuba

The plant is named after its unique appearance (called “baby tears” in English), hundreds of leaves that look like small tears. Covering the aquarium floor is a good choice, but it requires a lot of lighting to develop properly. Maintaining the right level of lighting is the key to caring for this plant and is not the best choice for amateur aquarists.

  • Amazon sense
“Month 5 – Amazon Sword submersed” by kirsten.elise is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Amazon is growing rapidly and is less plagued.  By the mistakes of beginners in the aquarium space. They can be purchased at very low prices and can grow anywhere in your aquarium that needs more green. It is a plant commonly used to create beautiful background landscapes along with other low plants to form a lush setting in your tank.

  • Java moss

Javan moss can used with floating plants that protect offspring, or as ground plants that provide a place to hide more timid fish. This type of moss grows easily and its dark green color contrasts well with other brighter plants. If you have problems with algae, this plant is also a good choice as Java moss competes equally with them.

  • Java ferns

Java ferns grow on almost everything, including aquarium log decorations and even on stones. This ability makes ferns a good choice for aquariums where their inhabitants prefer to dig gravel and dig up vegetation.

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