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Lots of Plants in Freshwater Planted Aquariums San Diego, CA

Why Planted Aquariums Need to Be Loaded with Plants to Thrive

Freshwater planted aquariums can be a stress-relieving and artistic hobby with the added benefit of making the surrounding room more aesthetically pleasing. Fish add multiple colors to the tank, while plants add a splash of green and even red. In addition to being a visually pleasing addition to a tank, having a lot of plants benefits the environment within the tank in multiple ways. Tank Maintenance Green plants maintain air quality within an aquarium by producing oxygen for the fish to breathe while absorbing wastes, pollutants, the carbon dioxide the fish produce, which helps the tank stay cleaner and clearer. Healthy plants prevent substrate decay by emitting small amounts of …

Why Use CO2 in Freshwater Planted Aquariums San Diego, CA

How Is Using CO2 in a Planted Aquarium Beneficial?

When we craft aquariums, we seek to replicate a healthy ecosystem, usually similar to a pond, sea, or lake, in an indoor enclosure inside of a business or home. Freshwater planted aquariums in particular wrestle with the constraints of local tap water, limited space, and limited water and air flow to still create an ecologically balanced aquarium in a very natural way. Some use additions like artistic wood and rock to create a thriving environment that’s close to self-sustaining. Still, we perform water and filter changes and provide artificial lighting. And freshwater planted tanks, unable to reach the amount needed independently, require CO2 to grow and have the color they …

Low-Light Plans for Freshwater Aquariums San Diego, CA

6 Low-Light Plants to Consider for Your Aquarium

Low levels of light in aquariums can lend to the creation of beautiful aquatic landscapes that possess a naturalistic feel. However, low-light aquariums can’t house just any plant. They’re only suitable for plants adapted to dim light. Here are six of the best low-light aquarium plants, all of which are perfect for freshwater planted aquariums. Remember all plants will grow better and with less algae as long as you add Seachem Excel on a daily basis (1/2 cap/5 gallons) when the lights come on and a light fertilizer such as Seachem Flourish two times a week. 1. Java Moss This southeast Asian moss thrives in low light. It’s popular in …

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