Planted Aquarium Care

When planning an aquarium, one of the important elements you will require is a large number of aquarium plants. Aquarium plants are not just pleasing to check out but they also serve an essential function in your aquarium.”

Caring for Your Live Plant Aquarium

By far the biggest benefit that live plants provide for your aquarium is that they produce oxygen (O2) and absorb the carbon dioxide (CO2) and ammonia (NH3) that your fish generate. Adding live plants in your aquarium helps recreate a natural ecosystem in miniature, and may be one of the most beneficial ways to keep your fish healthy.

Plants provide shelter and security for the fish. Because they compete with algae for nutrients, they can help to reduce algae growth. Live plants enhance the appearance and provide a much more natural environment for the fish. By improving water quality and reducing stress, live plants are a great way to improve your fishes’ health. Adding live plants, however, does not reduce the need for water changes. When selecting live plants, make sure that you select species that are true aquatic species and that are suitable for your specific water type and fish species…

 

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