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Low light aquarium plants
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9 low light aquarium plants

If you’ve been in the aquarium hobby for a while, you’ll know that all aquarium plants need a source of light to grow and thrive. Not all plants are equal in their lighting needs, though: some need much more than others. Looking to set…

February 5, 2019
glass aquarium plant pot review
Aquarium plants Reviews

Review: Glass aquarium plant cup!

What’s an aquarium plant cup? As you can see in the photo above, an aquarium plant cup is exactly what the name suggests. These little planters have suction cups that allow you to place them anywhere in the aquarium. That means they’re a great…

November 28, 2017
brackish plants
Aquarium plants Brackish

7 hardy plants for a brackish aquarium

Some of the most popular species in the aquarium hobby, such as bumblebee gobies, are actually not freshwater fish but require a brackish tank. If you want to set up an aquarium for one of these species one thing you’ll need to think about…

April 9, 2017
background aquarium plants
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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
echinodorus bleheri
Aquarium plants Plant caresheets

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
nano planted tank
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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
Aquarium plants Articles

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
vallisneria
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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