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Questions tagged [aquatic-plants]

Aquatic plants that are kept with fish, amphibians, or other pets. Questions are generally about how they affect some aspect of the pet's care, behavior, or health; or vice-versa. If the question could be asked without any reference to the pet itself, it's probably off-topic.

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Will my bristlenose pleco eat aquarium plants?

I've got two 20 gallon fish tanks. One has a bristlenose pleco and 5 tetras, one has 4 corycats and 4 nannostomus and a ton of plants. I am thinking of merging the two tanks as keeping both clean is a ...
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Completely Self Sustaining Aquatic Environment in a Sealed Jar

I recently got the idea into my head to create an entirely self sustaining aquatic environment in a (large) sealed jar. I'd like to include: A layer of soil and gravel at the bottom A large number ...
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Planted Nano Aquarium Experiment

Material several 750ml cylindrical glass containers: with and without top cap different types of substrates: gravel (small to mid-size grains), sand and fertilized soil for aquarium (neutral Ph) ...
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Does store-bought coral come from coral reefs?

While I'm not currently thinking of building a salt-water tank, I might do after a few years of experience. I've seen a lot of YouTube videos and online tutorials that feature different coral setups ...
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I'm wanting to have a female Betta sorority and Corydras- would that be over crowding?

I have a 3ft tank, it's been cycling for about a week so far. We want to have a female Betta sorority(at least 5 females) and at least 2 bottom feeders (Corydras). Would this be considered ...
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Co² supply with Kh 0 - ph effect

I couldnt find anything online so im asking the question here. I use destilled water for some species of crabs which should have a carhonate hardness of 0. Now i want to add plants to the aquarium ...
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Where do you keep aquarium plants until you plant them in an aquarium?

Just wondering where can you put aquarium plants for a week or until you need them to plant in your aquarium?
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CO2 injection for Dutch style aquarium

My local fish store is having their every other month sale of $1 per gallon regardless of shape, and I am considering picking up a 40 gallon breeder tank in order to set up a Dutch style aquarium, ...
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Why do I see gas bubbles raising from plants after water changes?

I have a 60l freshware aquarium. After water changes I see plants producing gas which raises to the top just like when I had CO2 fertilization running (currently turned off since some weeks). The ...
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Species identification: fizzing plants

Many years ago I added some plants to my aquarium that would bubble aggressively from their leaves. When the lights were turned up high they would almost fizz. My angelfish liked to swim in the bubble ...
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Help with Fishless Cycling with Live Plants

I have some questions regarding fishless cycling of a 65L tank I have set up 2 days ago. Please bear with me. I set up the tank with tap water, and added an appropriate amount of Seachem Prime to ...
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How to reduce anaerobic gas build-up in aquarium substrate?

I have a planted tropical community tank which has a layer of roughly 3cm of fine sand substrate. I've read a lot about anaerobic gas build-up in the substrate where it is not regularly turned over ...
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CO2 cylinder - Aluminium vs Steel, which one is preferred?

Folks, I'm planning to add pressurized CO2 for my new tank. But now I'm stuck between the 2 cylinder materials steel and aluminium. Steel is cheap,durable and heavy. Aluminium is little costly and ...
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Flourish Excel melting my hair grass and ludwigia

Folks I got a nano tank setup of 6 gallon, In which I got Tall Grass (Eleocharis Vivipara) Ludwigia Mini Dwarf Hair Grass (Eleocharis Acicularis) For the first 3 weeks I didn't introduced any CO2 ...
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White dots appearing on the drift wood surface

In my newly set aquarium, white dots are appearing over the drift wood surface. I don't know what it is and don't know how to avoid it. Its a newly planted aquarium with no fish. I haven't introduced ...
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Full Spectrum LED(400nm~840nm) vs Grow Light LED (RED+BLUE)

I'm planning to buy lights for my planted aquarium tank. After a small research I found that regular lights are not suited for growing plants. Beacuse they need BLUE for Leaf Growth and RED for Stem ...
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How to use CO2 tablets for Aquarium?

I'm new to live planted aquarium. Recently while looking for CO2 system for my 22 Liters (i.e. ~6 Gallon) tank, i came through a product named CO2 tablets from generic seller. But don't know the ...
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How to start building a Live Plant Aquarium?

Folks I'm tropical fish lover, this time I planning to grow real plants inside my tank instead of the fake ones. Can someone please suggest me the procedure to where to get started and what are all ...
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Are thse Hemianthus callitrichoides aka Dwarf Baby Tears?

I was sold these plants as Hemianthus callitrichoides. But I am now not so sure they are. I would like to know if they are or not. And if they are not, what they may be.
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Did I kill my plants?

I live in Brazil. I have a 52 gallon tank. It has small common species such as molly. The PH is very alkaline(7.5 - 8). The fish are healthy. I bought some plants: elodeas(Egeria densa). They were ...
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Aquarium for watering plants, what organisms would be best?

I want to keep a small fresh water aquarium to water my plants. The water will be circulated by a small solar pump, the tank will be indoors and get partial sun each day. Temp will be about 74-85F. I'...
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Is there such a thing a underwater climbing plants?

I'm looking for a plant which grows up the pipe of my undergravel filter (in a 30 l freshwater aquarium), i.e. from ground to the water surface growing precisely around the pipe. I'm aware that I ...
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Aqua plants and fish poop

Currently I have an aquarium that has a pebble bottom. Smooth and round pebbles both big and small. I am toying with the idea of introducing live plants to my aquarium. I would like to avoid soil ...
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How to use Aquarium Substrate Soil

I recently bough this Soil, as required dirt for aquarium (i don't know how to say in your language that desn't mix with specific kind of dirt, but the thing that root of plant live within). Here are ...
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My Aquarium plants leaf dieing

Why my plant seem to get destroyed? I have around eleven or thirteen small fish, nclude pleco My normal tempreture at first was 26~27 inside aquarium, but very fast, i made a fan cooling system, took ...
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Should I remove rubber bands from delivered flame moss?

I purchased some flame moss online for the first time and it arrived rubber-banded to a wire mesh. Do I just throw it in the tank like this or do I have to remove the rubber bands?
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How can I get rid of string algae that's inside java moss?

The last batch of plants that I ordered came with a surprise supply of string algae. So now it's growing on top of all my plants in the tank. I've been trying everything I can to get rid of it. The ...
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Red algaes in my tank

I have found some red algae last night in my tank. I'm looking for possible cause and also a way to kill it. I have shrimp and fish in that tank so no chemical if possible. My water parameter are ...
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Identify algae in aquarium

I have been trying to reduce the algae I have in my 60 gallon aquarium that has been caking to the leaves of my planted staurogyne repens. I have reduced my lighting to only be on for 9hrs per day ...
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Can I use any bulb in lighting my aquarium?

I have a 2watts led bulb and I am planning to use it as a lighting in my aquarium of volume 20 gal. My question will be can I use it without harming my fishes? And in general can I use any bulb as a ...
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Keeping moss balls from sticking to aquarium filter

Not sure if aquatic plants would fall into the Pets category. I bought some moss balls but they kept getting sucked into the filter's pipe. How can I avoid this and will this lead to any problems for ...
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How to choose good plants for a tropical fish tank?

If I was considering building out a tropical fish tank for my home and wanted to create a good landscape (waterscape?) for both the fish and our visual impact, what are some of the things that I ...
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Best plant, live or artificial, to include into a tropical fish tank [closed]

I have a tropical fish tank at the moment with: Tiger Tetras; Neon Tetras; 2 Catfish (I can't remember the exact species). What plant would you suggest?
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How to anchor aquarium plants?

I have a number of live plants in my aquarium. One of them - an oxygen weed - frequently works its way loose from the gravel in which I've planted it. I find myself often having to retrieve bits of ...
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Is my bioload too high?

I have about 12 plants in my 60 gallon tank. I am planning on adding the following: 6 Albino Corys 3 Black Mollys 1 Male Gourami and 2 female Gourami 3 SAEs (siamese algae eaters) ...
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What plants and animals can naturally oxygenate a fish pond?

I have three freshwater fish pond pots. I do not have a man-made filtration system and the fish are doing well. "How do I balance surface area and volume in my outdoor fish pond?" asks about ...
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How can I best protect my fire-bellied toad eggs from the mother?

I've had trouble with my female B. orientalis eating or accidentally killing the eggs she lays. I've read online that in China, fire-bellied toads are commonly found in rice farms among the rice ...
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Which South American fish will keep pygmy chain sword plants clean?

I have a new tank (40 gallon long) that's just finished cycling. I've had plants in there for a few weeks already and they're doing well overall, but are starting to show some real algae build-up. In ...
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How many plants do I need for my aquarium?

I have an ~120 litre aquarium containing 30-40 small fish (tetras and barbs). What volume of plants is enough to keep it in balance? I'd prefer not to introduce new entities to the water for as ...