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Aquarium Plants  - The Green Heart of Your Fish Tank

The Practical use of Aquarium Plants

When you own an aquarium, aquarium plants can go a long way to giving your tank a natural look and habitat for your fish.

There are many different types of plants that you can purchase, which gives you a wide variety of colors and shapes that can add character to your aquarium without adding the unpleasant site of fake bases to disturb the scenery.

How to keep your Aquarium Plants Healthy

In order to keep aquarium plants, there are several things that you will need to keep in mind. First, you must understand that while there are a wide variety of different marine and fresh water aquarium plants available for purchase, some fish species prefer to dine on live plants, which can result in the destruction of your investments.

Make sure your Fish wont eat them

Before you make any purchases, you need to make certain that your fish will not harm or disturb your plants.

Once you are certain that your fish and your plants are compatible, you need to make certain that your substrate will allow your aquarium plants to grow. Many aquarium plants like sand as a substrate, as it allows their roots to set into the sand and spread beneath the sand.

Gravel is much more difficult for roots to propagate through, and can result in the death of your plants.

Water Temperature

Water temperature is another consideration that you will need to make before you purchase aquarium plants. Many plants cannot survive in high temperatures, as the heat does not allow for them to grow properly.

On account of this, you will need to make certain that you are providing stable water temperature in addition to enough light for your plants to grow. This can be one of the most challenging aspects of keeping aquarium plants.

Tending the Plants

Once you have given your aquarium plants the environment that they need in order to survive, you will need to prune them to stimulate growth and promote better health. Pruning is the basic process of trimming and removing dead plant material from the plant so it has better appearance and stimulates the growth required for a successful aquarium.

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