Fishkeeping may seem like a simple hobby at first but as the size of the tank and the diversity of organisms increase, it becomes more are and more involving. Planting of live plants can reduce the interval between the successive tank maintenance and cleanup. Speaking of which –
Benefits of adding Aquarzon Bonsai moss wall trees to a tank
Aquarzon Bonsai moss wall trees are natural water cleaners and moderator of water quality. They absorb the carbon dioxide and ammonia ( due to fish excrement) from the water, keeping its pH level balanced. They also support the aquatic life by releasing oxygen and providing shelter to the inhabitants of the aquarium. Above all this, they make one’s aquarium look more visually appealing.
How to set up a planted aquarium?
- First set up a basic aquarium, meaning getting a glass tank filled with water.
- Providing lighting to the tank – plants require light for photosynthesis but keeping the tank in the sunlight would disturb the delicate ecosystem of the tank( due to water being heated up). Thus, the artificial lighting solution is provided on the roof of the tank via a LED or CFL bulb. ( Filament bulb would produce too much heat).
- Arrange a good water filter for the tank – Since plants can only help infiltration.
- Lay a substrate at the bottom of the tank – choice of substrate depends upon the type of plants used. For ‘water column feeders’ (plants which absorb nutrients through water) any substrate would be fine, while root feeders( plants which absorb nutrients through roots) require soil to thrive. Lay a fine layer of gravel over the substrate to prevent too much diffusion of soil into the water.
- For beginners, hardy plants like moneywort or sword plants should be planted in the substrate.
- The setting up of a planted aquarium is done and henceforward one should perform occasional maintenance of the tank ( cleanup of filters, trimming plants, replacing water, etc.)
Setting up and maintaining a planted aquarium isn’t an easy task, but it sure is worth it
What are the factors that affect the health of the live plant in the aquarium?
The health of the plants, the live plants is affected by the substrate, the fishes, lights, and algae. Let us take a brief review of each of this element.
Starting with the substrate, it is essential for the growth and survival of the plants. The substrate is another name of the soil that helps the plants thrive in. If you need to see your plants healthy and happy, the substrate you are putting in should be of high fertility so that the yield of plants is excellent. Though you will need to introduce such plants in the aquarium that grows healthy, not fast or you will have to trim them regularly. This can be inconvenient, so keep in mind. One related tip the statement I just mentioned is that the aquatic plants are evolved such way that they need to be completely submerged in water. If they rise above to the level of the eater, 5they will dry out and get damaged. To avoid this, you will need to groom then correctly and on time.
Next comes the fishes that provide the plants with carbon dioxide and natural fertilizer in the name of waste precuts they produce. Look for such plants and fishes that are friendly with each other. The light furthermore, that you install in the aquarium, provide light and warmth to the plant that is necessary for their survival and food processing.