Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Do you want to know about plants that are needed for Fish Tank

Plants can help improve the appearance of your aquarium, but did you know that your fish also provide a great place to spawn and hide? Not only is the aquarium plants, decorative, they actually help your aquarium fish to keep healthy by reducing carbon dioxide levels.
The key to growing plants in your aquarium lighting. Most plants require a high level of light, and if you tried to plant in your tank only to have them wither and die after a few weeks, this is probably the reason why. It is a simple matter of getting a brighter light for the tank, and green that you can give your aquarium a natural look.
Planting natural aquarium plants are fairly simple. Most plants you buy will be a root system to be planted in the ground. To do this, understanding the root end of the plant between your thumb and forefinger while a small hole in the ground with your free fingers. Push the roots down into the hole and hold in place while swooshing back some ground to cover the root ball. Rootless plants can be planted much the same way, instead of pushing the roots into the gravel pressure on the bottom of the stems in.
There are many different types of fish aquarium plants available at your local pet shops or even for sale here on the Internet. Here is a list of some of the most popular aquarium plants.
Amazon Sword
Amazon Sword (Echinodorus amazonicus (bleheri)) has long narrow flowing leaves that sway in the current. This plant can grow to 50 cm high. It requires a good lighting and fertilization so a little harder to keep than most plants. If you get the right environment, but it can provide a producer, sending pictures to reproduce. She prefers aquarium temps of around 30 degrees C. with a pH of 5.5 to 9
Anubias Anugustifolia
Although the name is a mouthful, this plant is quite beautiful with long narrow leaves. This is a great plant for your aquarium if you keep a lot of herbivorous fish, as they will not eat it. There is little light, so is quite easy to grow in almost any aquarium. This plant is a slow producer, but will rise to 15 cm. It likes a temperature between 20 and 30 C and a pH of 5.5 to 8
Moneywort (Bacopa monnieri) is another plant that is easy to grow in most aquariums. It has a long stem with small leaves in pairs along the entire length. This plant is a pretty good investment you can expand by taking cuttings and then plant them in the aquarium. It makes just as much light and a pH of 6-9 in a tank between 15 and 30 degrees C. is given the right circumstances, this plant grow to 30 inches.
Wisteria (Hygrophila difformis) does not look anything like wine that grows in your garden, but it's a beautiful aquarium plant with large leaves oaky. This plant also helps prevent the growth of algae in the tank by absorbing nutrients from the water. It does a lot of light but is a fast grower and can grow to 50 cm. Plant Wisteria in a tank with a pH between 5 and 9 with temps between 22 and 30 ° C.
Java Moss
This aquarium plant is different from the rest because it is a more mossy appearance and actually almost resembles coral in the way it grows. It binds to stone or wood in the tank, and it's mossy tendrils extend upward to a height of 5cm. Requires a minimum of light, this is one of the easiest plants to grow. It will tolerate most water conditions but prefers temps 15 to 28 degrees F. This plant is a slow starter, but is very hardy.
So now you know, plants add atmosphere that makes your tank clean, provide shelter to your fish and is easy to grow provided them sufficient light and good water conditions.

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