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How to care for aquarium plants


All living organisms, including aquarium plants, are prone to diseases. Today we will see how to care for aquarium plants implementing some precautions thanks to which the risk of disease can be minimized. The first way to cure them is to maintain an optimal environment by carrying out the classic maintenance work. Maintain theaquarium in optimal conditions it should be enough to combat any type of infestation or disease but it is good to observe both the physical integrity of plants both its colors.

Aquarium plants, how to cure them
For take care of the aquarium plants you just need to meet the specific needs of the variety you are growing. These needs concern:

  • water quality: pH, hardness ...
  • the substrate: if clayey, rocky, sandy, mix of peat and clay, mixture of coarse sand and silt ...
  • the water temperature
  • brightness: from low, medium up to high intensity for the most demanding plants
  • fertilizer: it is often better if the substrate is enriched with some fertilizer, both liquid and in granules

Each variety of plant it has its own needs on which it will be necessary to act. Between aquarium plants Acorus Gramineus is the most widespread, with the varieties pusillus and varigatus, the Acoro dwarf and Acoro mottled, in this case it will be enough to keep the plant at a temperature between 15-20 degrees and neutral pH, the water must be soft and dim to normal lighting. There plant it is very suitable for small aquariums and does not have excessive needs, for cure it it will suffice to provide it with a substrate of clay or peat mixed with clay.

Plants of the Amarantaceae family are also very popular in aquariums. The leaves of this plant (Alternanthera sessilis) are sessile, up to 6-7 cm long and only one wide. The optimum temperature fluctuates between 16 and 22 degrees, it lives well with both a standard and stronger light intensity. The plant does not need care, a sandy-rocky substrate will suffice, preferably enriched with some fertilizer.

The warmer aquariums (between 20 and 30 degrees), can count on the Anubias Lanceolata, a very resistant plant with slow growth, lives well even in low light, and the Aponogeton Henkelianus which prescerisc sandy substrates obtained by a mixture of coarse sand and little silt.


Video: How To Care For Aquatic Plants (October 2020).