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What substrate is best for your aquarium is always the subject of much debate amongst aquarists. Large gravel is not suitable for Corydoras catfish for example as the sharp edges can damage their delicate barbels, so many Corydoras keepers look to use fine sand in order to prevent this. Therefore the aquarist needs to think about what fish species as well as what plants they want to keep before deciding on a substrate.
Best of all, by using water plants you create a unique aquarium design!
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Cuba is one of the smallest aquarium plants in the world. Its grows over the bottom of the tank with tiny round leaves, and—like most carpeting plants—it spreads rapidly when separated and planted in clumps with a grid-like pattern. Freshwater aquarium plants can be used in a variety of ways:
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The species contained in the Deluxe Aquarium Plant Pack require a moderate level of lighting. Offer 10 to 12 hours of light per day of 3 to 5 watts per gallon using standard florescent, or 2 to 4 watts per gallon using Power Compact, VHO or T-5 Fluorescents with a spectrum of 5,000 to 7,000 degrees Kelvin.To plant the Deluxe Plant Pack, simply follow the acclimation and planting guide and keep in mind the size of the plant at maturity when choosing a location in the aquarium for the individual species. Be sure to properly trim the roots of the new arrivals, and carefully remove any pots and packing materials before planting.Provide this Plant Pack with a few inches of iron rich substrate that contains a moderate grain size. Substrates such as , or work well for planted aquariums and typically do not require supplemental gravel fertilizers. Regular additions of and in a liquid form will also aid in the plant's long-term growth and coloration.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.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 .Provide this Plant Pack with a few inches of iron rich substrate that contains a moderate grain size. Substrates such as , or work well for planted aquariums and typically do not require supplemental gravel fertilizers. Regular additions of and in a liquid form will also aid in the plant's long-term growth and coloration.The species contained in the Standard Aquarium Plant Pack do not require intense lighting, but should be offered 10 to 12 hours of light per day of 2 to 4 watts per gallon using standard, Power Compact, VHO or T-5 Fluorescents with a spectrum of 5000 to 7000 degrees Kelvin.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.