Aquarium Plants Guide
So you purchased aquarium plants and now you're wondering what's next?
Shipping plants to clients is simple. Aquarium plants are sent in plastic bags of appropriate size. This prevents them from drying out.
Live Aquarium Plants are sold in pots, clumps or in loose form. All of them come from our own cultivation. It is essential since it means that only healthy and strong plants are shipped. That's what enables them to survive the shipping.
Only fresh and solid plants are adequate to maintain harmonious functioning of our small underwater world. Thus we need to make some effort to ensure plants grow well. It will also have an impact on keeping fish healthy. Remember that plants should fill about eighty percent of the aquarium space in order to maintain the biological balance.
Before putting plants into the aquarium, mineral wool should be removed. If some leaves are yellowish, please trim them. We also recommend to rinse plants under running water.
Next, you can start arranging the water tank. You can plant them in clumps or put each stem into the ground separately. It is easier to do this work with tweezers. This way you won't damage the cuttings and the end result will be much nicer. Put the cuttings deeply into the ground. Soon they will have white fresh roots and get a dense compact form.
The crucial component in life of aquarium plants is the light. Only in its presence the process of formation by way of carbon dioxide assimilation is possible. Without the light, plants can not exist.
Our live aquarium plants demand moderate to high lighting. It is fundamental to lighten the water tank for twelve hours a day.
Another very important point is the substrate. The best is common gravel. You could add some clay too.
Adding soil into the water tank leads to the development of algae thus we don't recommend it.
The third important component is water. Its composition and quality determine the development of many aquatic plants. Our aquarium plants like soft and slightly acidic water.
The optimal range of pH is 6.5 - 7.0.
Don't hesitate to contact us to ask any questions you might have regarding the plants.