Have you been planning to give a makeover to your aquarium? Plants are the best thing you can get your aqua-space. If you haven’t seen one already then you will be pretty surprised to see how amazing and vibrant they can look. Fresh plants keep the environment of aquarium healthy and help fishes to breed as well.
Here are top three plants you may try out for the new look of your aquarium.
- Foreground Plants
These kinds of plants tend to stay low on the ground and cover the whole of the aquarium floors. They tend to grow quickly and hence they keep the aquarium water filtered a lot. Java Moss is the most common among foreground plant options. They need to be attached to be a surface or a rock to avoid them from floating around. Once attached, they tend to grow rapidly on the surface of the aquarium. Mini Pellia, also known as the coral moss is a more attractive alternative for Java Moss. Coral Moss is slow growing but with care and patience, it can grow into a lush expansive mat.
- Dwarf Baby Tears
These aquarium carpeting plants are both tough and beautiful. It can be used for maximum number of aqua scaping styles. They grow like a carpet protecting the aquarium floor. But, you will need intense lighting condition to ensure a dense growth of the plant. One of the amusing things about this plant is that when it produces oxygen the leaves tend to have bubble like structure appearing on them.
- Dwarf Hair Grass
The possibilities of designing your aquarium with this plant are endless. Their vibrant color looks contrast against dark soils or rocks. They are extremely easy to grow so much so that you might not even have to trim them from time to time. The look like grass with small to medium sized strands.
- Jawa Moss
This plant is a trendy type of plant for freshwater aquarium. They provide extra space for hiding. Jawa Moss adds beauty to various items present in your tank, such as rock. These plants are best known for their floating feature. They are necessary to be attached with some material to avoid them floating away from their place. The growth of this plant is influenced by the excellent lighting conditions. It also results in a plague of green algae.
- Amazon sword
This is also one of the best plants for an aquarium. It can be grown in a type of conditions. Its best part is that it is very easy to maintain as compared to other plants available in the market. It grows to a very large size in the aquarium so huge aquarium is necessary for growing this plant. It can grow up to 20 inches Amazon sword can easily survive in low lighting conditions. It is preferred by the first time users as it is one the economic plant which can be grown in the aquarium.
- Anubias and Anubias Nana
Anubias is a type of plant that can be grown on rocks and driftwood. The growth of this plant is slow as compared to other aquatic plants. This plant should be kept above the substrate, and its roots should not be covered. It is best suitable for nano and small aquariums. Anubias Nana does not grow above 6 inches.