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This plant is a particularly familiar feature to most of us: it's the aquatic version of what's in your lawn. When it's taken care of, Chain Sword can give your aquarium that extra 'finished' look. (It's also quite tolerable of many water conditions.)
Best of all, by using water plants you create a unique aquarium design!
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Aquarium plants are used by fish for any number of things, including safety, comfort, food, and reproduction, so they’re vital to any healthy aquarium environment. They are an excellent plant for the foreground of the aquarium as they will not grow too large.
Photo provided by FlickrThere are several things to consider when designing planted aquariums.
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What are low light plants and what can they do in your aquarium? They are often referred to as the “” as they are very easy to maintain and they can thrive in .A Vallisneria is a freshwater aquatic plant, which some people call eelgrass, and are used at the sides or back of a tank to frame the rest of the aquarium.Usually used as an underwater decoration and a hideaway for fish, these low light aquarium plants do not need extra lights, specific water regulations, or even CO2 to survive.With all of this information, you can now enjoy and grow your own complex aquarium with a combination of simplicity of this inspiring underwater paradise without all of the hassles of constant maintenance that comes with high-tech planted tanks.A great mix of these easy-to-grow low light plants will help develop a vast, long lasting, low cost low-light planted aquarium that will provide a calming effect and pleasure for years to come.Aquatic plants in the aquarium are beneficial. Most importantly, they are the addition of a unique filtration system. Aquatic plants have an uncanny ability to remove waste excreted by the fish. They also aid in the removal of decaying matter. Aquatic plants absorb nitrates through their leaves and through the substrate. They play an incredibly important role in the carbon cycle. This benefit can be harnessed by including aquatic plants in your setup. It is important to remember that plants should never be used in place of mechanical filters. Rather as an extra source of chemical filtration. After introducing plants the visible and measurable quality of the water will improve. Liveliness of the fish will also increase. Remember that plants need around 8 hours of lighting every day.Why are Aquatic Plants a huge benefit to the aquarium? Aquatic Plants are not just natural decoration but also have many chemical and physical benefits. Aquatic Plants are very important when it comes to a thriving, healthy aquarium. Aquatic Plants are recommended for both novice and expert aquarium hobbyists. Below we discus the top 6 benefits of adding Aquatic Plants to your aquarium.Aquatic plants in the aquarium have the added benefit of oxygenating the water. Just like vegetation on land, aquatic plants perform photosynthesis and release oxygen into the water column. At the same time they consume the carbon dioxide respired from the fish. Aerating the aquarium is imperative to your fish survival and virility. Airstones and pumps can be useful, however they will only increase the surface area of the aquarium. Plants will chemically saturate the aquarium with O2, which is very beneficial to the fish. Plants respire at night and release Co2 into the water column. There is the common myth that this CO2 can be dangerous to your fish. In reality, plants release far less Co2 than they consume and are not considered to have any negative effect on fish at night.