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7 beautiful background aquarium plants

When setting up a planted aquarium, one of the best ways to achieve a balanced, natural look is to create depth using foreground and background plants. Foreground plants are low and usually don’t stand out too much, while background plants are tall and can…

October 9, 2016
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Growing Amazon Sword (Echinodorus bleheri)

Amazon sword is a common name for multiple plant species in the Echinodorus genus, like Echinodorus bleheri and Echinodorus amazonicus. These lush, green rosette plants are among the most popular aquarium plants because they are very easy to grow, even for beginners. Keep reading…

July 16, 2016
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Nano planted tank | 6 tiny aquarium plants!

A nano planted aquarium can be a great option for anyone short on space and money or if you’re just looking for a different kind of challenge. Despite their small size, they can still look just as lush as larger aquascapes and really brighten up…

May 29, 2016
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7 fast growing aquarium plants!

There are plenty of reasons to want to go for fast growing live plants in your aquarium. Some fish love to nibble on plants, so it’s a great idea to grow them separately to add some variety to their diet. Fast growers compete with…

April 10, 2016
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Growing Vallisneria

Vallisneria varieties, also known simply as ‘Vals’, are an aquarium plant species popular for their resemblance of sea grass, quick growth and easy care. They can reach a height of anywhere between a few inches to right across the top of your tank and…

March 13, 2016
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Growing aquarium moss

If you’re looking for a versatile, attractive and fast growing aquarium plant that’s suitable for beginners, chances are you may end up buying some moss. While the terrestrial version of this plant may not be regarded as very exciting, aquarium moss has many uses…

February 28, 2016
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Growing Cryptocoryne

Plants from the genus Cryptocoryne, usually referred to as ‘crypts’ by aquarists, are among the easiest aquarium plants to keep. This, combined with the fact that they are available in many different (color) varieties that all look beautiful without needing special care, makes them…

December 27, 2015
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Growing Anubias (Anubias barteri)

Anubias is one of the most popular aquarium plant species and a favorite for many beginners and more experienced aquarists. It doesn’t require any special care, grows well in low-light aquariums and has large, broad leaves that are appreciated by fish that prefer some…

October 25, 2015
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Floating aquarium plants!

Floating aquarium plants, often with long decorative roots, are popular in many types of aquarium setups. With good reason! There are many advantages to keeping floating plants in your planted aquarium; although they may not always be ideal combined with plants that need a lot…

April 12, 2015
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6 easy coldwater aquarium plants

When it comes to unheated or coldwater aquariums, most aquarists only think of goldfish setups. However, there are actually many options for low-tech tanks that don’t even require a heater. Popular dwarf shrimp like cherry shrimp can actually be kept in unheated aquariums, and the…

September 20, 2014
java fern
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Tying aquatic plants to wood or rock

Most aquatic plants should be planted with their roots in the substrate just like regular plants – however, there are a few exceptions. Some of the most popular aquarium plants, like Java fern and Anubias varieties, should actually be tied to rock or driftwood. When…

August 31, 2013
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Marimo balls: care & info

Aegagropila linnaei, better known to aquarists as Marimo or moss ball, is a type of algae that grows into green balls under certain conditions. They are popular as low-maintenance pets because of their interesting shape, bounciness and lack of need for special care, and…

May 13, 2013
Java moss
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8 easy aquarium plants

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginner without much experience when it comes to planted tanks or an expert who’s looking for green without having to worry about dying plants and CO2 installations – everyone needs hardy, easy to care for plants sometimes. They…

February 8, 2013
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Aquarium plants: pros and cons!

When choosing what kind of decorations you want for an aquarium, one of the first things you’re confronted with is whether or not you want a planted tank. Live aquarium plants can look beautiful, but a lot of aquarists are slightly intimidated by the…

December 27, 2012