Tasks and purpose of aquarium plants
At the same time, the plants here perform many tasks. Not only do they look beautiful and transform an aquarium into a natural habitat, they are also the perfect oxygen providers. Furthermore, they prevent algae growth and improve water values. Regularly supplied with liquid fertilizer, or directly into a substrate of gravel and depot fertilizer, a perfectly matched nutrient medium, the plants grow and thrive magnificently. If you wish, you can additionally promote plant growth with the help of a CO² system.
Insertion and care of the plants
If you want the plants to feel good in the aquarium, you should pay attention to a few things, also for the benefit of the other inhabitants. Thus already the correct planting is very important. The rock wool around the plants should be removed, with the finger or the Aquascaping tweezers the plant carefully inserted. But before planting, the plants should always be watered for 2-3 days. Garnelio orders the plants only from German nurseries in which the plants are not treated with pesticides, so you can do without watering. Dead leaves should be removed regularly, and plants that have grown too large must be cut back from time to time.
The types of plants
There are many different types of plants. So there are background plants, these are usually large and high, middle ground plants, these are medium high, and foreground plants, these are small-growing plants intended for the foreground. There is also a distinction between nano plants and normal aquarium plants. The difference, the nano plants are generally a little smaller, just like the nano aquarium. Mosses and mossy decorations are particularly suitable for keeping shrimps, because they love to graze these plants from the smallest algae particles and provide important hiding places that are necessary especially after molting. But also catfish and other fish like to make themselves over it. Floating plants remain on the water surface and serve many fish as an ideal hiding place. In Vitro plants have the advantage that they can be inserted directly into the aquarium, here no watering for days is necessary. They are specially grown and are 100% free of pollutants or snails. Plastic plants are easy to care for and can also be used conditionally, but you should never completely do without real plants in an aquarium. Because as already mentioned, these make the aquarium only a real and also species-appropriate habitat for shrimp, fish and Co.