Live plants in your aquarium make it look natural and beautiful. Along with the beautiful effects, it also takes care of the oxygen circulation inside the aquarium. The plants absorb the carbon dioxide and ammonia generated by the fish and produce oxygen. Adding live plants in the aquarium creates a small ecosystem that’s beneficial for a healthy lifecycle of the fish.
Plants provide shelter and security for the fishes. They reduce the growth of algae, enhance the appearance of the aquarium by providing the natural environment and it improves the quality of water. Live plants are the best way to improve the health condition of the fish. However, when you choose to add a live plant, you must make sure the fishes are comfortable with the plants around and the plants you choose are truly aquatic species.
Right plants make the right choice
If you want to take proper care of your aquarium, you need to choose the right plants that are suitable for your aquarium. You need to choose an underwater plant that can survive in low light condition and completely submerged in water. Anubis, Sword plants, anarchies, Lilaeposis are the few underwater plants that are easy to manage. You must also verify the plant’s compatibility with the water condition and the fishes.
Your plant needs the right Substrate
Aquarium plants need the right substrate to place their roots. Most of the plants are suitable for all kinds of substrate. Most of the aquatic plants are sold in pots which can be placed directly inside the tank. Planting them directly on a substrate like sand, gravel, laterite gives a more natural look.
Plants need light to grow and if you don’t provide enough light, it won’t survive. They need light for photosynthesis to gain energy. The light also helps plants to produce oxygen that helps the fishes in the aquarium. The plants need 10-12 hours of light every day and using fluorescence lights are the best way to take care of the planted aquarium.
Reduce the algae
In the garden, weeds are in competition with the plants and in the aquarium, algae compete with the plants for nutrients and light. There are different ways to eliminate the formation of algae however, you need to choose the right method to reduce the level of algae without affecting the habitat of the aquatic life. Overfeeding the fish can also increase the algae growth.
Yes, you are allowed to use fish-friendly fertilizers that will allow the growth of aquarium plants. Do not use Phosphate which can be the best place for the algae to grow.
Know the best techniques to create a natural-growing garden and add a variety of plan for a beautiful and lush aquarium. You can choose tall and short plants to create the best look and also look for plants in different colors like dark green, light green, and red. Regular pruning of tall plants and thinning out the thick ones are the best way to take care of your aquarium plant.