Category: plants

Foreground plants and specimen plants

cryptocoryne balansae variety crinkly leaves

Foreground plants and specimen plants More about aquascaping basics here More about midground plants here More about background plants here These are plants that stand out as individual plants. They occupy the middle to front of the aquarium. They usually have large leaves and visible stems. Only a few are needed or even a single …

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Sprucing up an old aquarium

Sprucing up an old aquarium

Sprucing up an old aquarium Find out about how to maintain a tank here Find out about aquascaping here Perhaps you have an old aquarium that hasn’t been used in a while and you want to spruce it up and make it usable once again. Or you could have an aquarium that is in use, …

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Selecting midground plants for your aquarium

Good midground plants will stand out from the background

What is a midground plant? More about aquascaping basics here More about foreground plants here More about background plants here A midground plant is a plant that acts as a filler in the mid area of the aquarium. Usually planted as individual plants. Midground plants should have distinctive large leaves and colour. They should be …

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Background plants for your aquarium

aquascape with clever use of various plants and driftwood

Which background plants for your aquarium? More about aquascaping basics here More about foreground plants here More about midground plants here How to recognise good background aquarium plants What is meant by ‘background plant’? This refers to plants that will be placed along the back and sides of your aquarium. These type of plants usually …

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Aquascaping for Beginners: Getting the basics right

Aquascaping for Beginners: Getting the basics right More about foreground plants here More about midground plants here More about background plants here About Aquascaping Aquascaping is the art of setting-up, decorating and arranging aquatic plants along with stones, rocks, driftwood or cavework in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Also termed as underwater gardening, aquascaping was first …

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Keeping aquarium plants healthy

Healthy aquarium plants in an aquarium

See also best plants for beginners and succeed with plants and aquascaping for beginners Healthy plants AND healthy fish Keeping aquarium plants healthy is vital. However, most aquarists put the welfare of their fish first and are not willing to promote the health of their plants, if it may affect their fish. I will explain …

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15 best plants for beginners

Plants flourishing in a planted aquarium

Best plants for beginners to avoid plant failures Here is a list of 15 hardy tropical freshwater plants that are the best plants for beginners. These plants don’t need much attention to grow. No special lighting, no Co2 and no fertiliser. Just tough plants that will grow in normal temperatures and most ph and hardness …

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low maintenance fish keeping

three year old Walstad aquarium

A guide to low maintenance fish keeping Why create a low maintenance aquarium? So you can spend more time admiring your fish, perhaps. People who are just getting started in the aquarium hobby are often taken aback by the level of maintenance that a successful fish tank usually needs. The cultural stereotype of keeping a …

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Amazon biotope aquarium

amazon biotope with angels rummy nose and rams

Introduction To The Amazon Biotope Aquarium: Recreating The Amazon River One of the more popular options when it comes to biotope selection is the Amazon biotope aquarium. This is a setup that is designed from the ground up to emulate the conditions of the Amazon River, and, if done right, will give you a unique …

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Succeed with aquarium plants

planted aquarium

How to succeed with aquarium plants: a guide to aquarium plant care While the beginning aquarist spends a great deal of time learning how to tend to fish and give them an environment in which they can thrive, aquarium plant care is, by comparison, a subject that is rarely given the full attention it deserves. …

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