How to Choose, Buy, Care for And Grow Your Own Aquarium and Pond Plants
Put simply, Aquariums look better when they’re home to live plants.
It’s truly bringing a little piece of nature into your home and looks quite stunning with different shades of green foliage swaying in the filter currents. Live plants offer a fantastic opportunity for you to personalize your tanks, and really put your own stamp on how they look.
But live plants aren’t only for aesthetics!
Live plants remove toxins from the water better than any filter, use up carbon dioxide while producing oxygen for any fish or invertebrates, and also provide shelter and hiding places, plus a more natural and exciting place for the fish in your tank to live.
However, being a living thing, plants do require some special care and attention to make sure they not only survive but thrive.
First of all, you need to choose the right plants that will enjoy the water qualities that are necessary for your fish. You need to supply the right substrate for the plants to anchor and root in. They need light, fertilizer, there’s a lot to consider!
In this section of the site, we help you choose the right plants to suit your type of tank, and it’s inhabitants, as well as give care advice and tips on plant health, pruning, growing, combating disease and more.
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