AQUARIUM PLANTS

Plants swimming in an aquarium. Which is better to choose?

Plants floating on the surface of the water are a unique decoration of the aquarium, especially if you choose flowering plants. They also have a number of practical applications - they prevent the destruction of the tank and release oxygen. They are also a source of food for fish and the environment, which promotes their reproduction and spawning....

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Which moss to choose for the aquarium? Types of aquarium mosses

When choosing moss for the aquarium, we must take into account the capacity of the aquarium, and also take into account what visual effect we want to achieve. Aquarium mosses are an effective addition to the plant composition - we can attach them to driftwood in the aquarium, as well as to stones and other items of equipment....

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Diseases of aquarium plants and their causes

Causes of Aquarium Plant Poor Condition A healthy and beautiful plant growth depends on many factors. Their poor condition can be the result of environmental conditions (inadequate water parameters), improper care and a deficiency or excess of macro or micronutrients. Many problems do not give a clear answer as to their cause....

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Cryptocorin gudoro: description, content, breeding.

Cryptocoryne Gudoro Cryptocoryne hudoroi Jacobsen (1985) Family: Aroid (Araceae). Range: Borneo Island. Water temperature: optimum 24-26 Acidity: 6.0-7.5. Hardness: 8-15. Lighting: average 50 Lm / L. Rare enough plant. both in nature and in amateur aquariums. Under natural conditions, it is found only on the island of Kalimantan, forming rather small and compact populations in transparent shallow streams....

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26 aquarium plants that need little light

This lush green plant is a favorite among aquarists because of how easy it is to care for it. It can thrive in a wide range of water temperatures, can be fully or partially immersed in water and resistant to low to moderate lighting conditions. Bright pointed leaves make it a good choice for both the front and rear landscapes in the aquarium....

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Echinodorus apart: maintenance and reproduction.

Echinodorus Apart is a hybrid plant obtained in 1994 in the G. Barth nursery in Dessau by crossing Echi-nodorus uruguayensis (synonym for E. horemani "Rot") x E.portoalegrensis. Or E.por-toalegrensis “Apart” inherited the shape of a bush, and from E.uruguayensis the red color of juvenile inner leaves, therefore the adult “Apart” bush in the aquarium looks like a beautiful bouquet....

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Echinodorus four-rib: content, breeding, description.

Echinodorus four-ribbed popular, widespread plant better known to amateurs under the name of dwarf Amazon. The natural habitat is the tropics and subtropics of Central and South America. Inhabits the coastal zone of bodies of water with a moderate course and silty bed. In aquariums, the four-rib echinodorus forms squat, about 10 cm high, multi-sheeted rosettes, covering the ground with a very decorative loose turf....

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Large-leaved Echinodorus: description and content.

Family: Alismataceae (Chastukhovye). Synonyms: for ssp. proliferatus Rataj. Etymology: Echinodorus - see E. aschersonianus; macrophyllus - large-leaved. Distribution: from Nicaragua to Argentina. Basic information: Difficulty growing - simple; Growth rates - high; Temperature - 15-30 ° С; pH value - 5....

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Echinodorus small-flowered: content and reproduction.

Echinodorus tropica (Echinodorus parviflorus "tropica") is an aquarium plant from the genus Echinodorus, native to South America. The tropic variety is very similar to the wild form of echinodorus small-flowered (echinodorus parviflorus), but unlike the wild plant, it forms a more compact growth form and can produce chased leaves....

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Anubias Galle: description, content, photos, video.

Under natural conditions, Anubias Gille grows along the banks of rivers and marshy ponds located in Gabon, Zaire, Cameroon, Congo and Nigeria. Under natural conditions, the plant reaches enormous size, while in an aquarium it has a tiny size. It should be noted right away that this plant, being planted in an aquarium under water, grows very poorly and only for a short period of time....

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Echinodorus marty: description, content.

Family: Alismataceae (Chastuhovye). Synonyms: E. "leopoldina". Etymology: Echinodorus - see aschersonianus; martii - named after the German botanist K.F. P. von Martius (1794-1868). Place of natural habitat: East of Brazil. Description of the plant: medium-sized rhizome plant. Leaves are collected at the outlet....

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Cryptocorin heart-shaped: maintenance and care.

Cryptocoryne cordate or Cryptocoryne cordata (Cryptocoryne cordata) is an aquarium plant of the Cryptocoryne family (Cryptocoryne) of the Aroidae family (Araceae) .Basic information: Difficulty of growing is simple. Growth rates are low. Temperature is 17-30 ° C. PH value is 4.0–7.0–2 hardness of water ° dGH Illumination level - low or moderate Use in the aquarium - in the middle and in the background Suitability for a small aquarium - no Spawning plant - no It is able to grow among herbivorous fish - no Suitable for paludariums - yes Growing area of ​​small creepers and birds , Indonesia, Malay Peninsula....

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Cryptocoryne ciliary: keeping and breeding.

Cryptocoryne ciliate (Cryptocoryne ciliata) has perhaps the widest habitat among all cryptocoryne. The very high adaptability of this plant to completely different conditions, rapid growth and fertility allowed it to spread from India to Papua New Guinea. In nature, cryptocoryne can be found in rivers and in still water, along banks and in depth, in fresh water and in the tidal zone, in bright sunshine and in shady places....

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Echinodorus muricatus green: description and content.

Echinodorus Muricatus Green grows naturally in the waters of South America. The plant does not require special attention and can be safely recommended for maintenance by beginner amateur aquarists. Echinodorus Muricatus Green has beautiful leaves of bright green color. Sometimes small reddish blotches are visible on the leaves....

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Methods of growing aquarium plants

Proper cultivation of aquarium plants begins when they are transported from the pet store. The purchased plant must be in a package that, in addition to water, also provides sufficient moisture, and also protects it from possible damage. In winter, additional protection from the cold is required, for example, a tourist refrigerator....

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Rdest Malay or Rest Javanese: description and content.

Potamogeton malajanus or Potamogeton javanicus The nesting family is Potamogetonaceae. The homeland is the tropical region of Asia. Description A long-stemmed plant that is relatively rare among aquarium plant lovers, with very beautiful, slightly wavy leaves with a pronounced mesh pattern....

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Aquarium mosses: description, photo, video, content

Aquarium science, like other areas of human activity, is constantly evolving. Experts and amateurs did not ignore the ancient and very interesting group, which unites almost 30 thousand species of plants - mosses. A domestic pond decorated with their help can be very beautiful and original. However, many are afraid of acquiring these plants....

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Echinodorus large or Echinodorus Barta: content, reproduction.

Echinodorus major or Echinodorus martii - The family of chastuhovye - Alismataceae. Description Homeland - South America, the eastern states of Brazil. One of the most magnificent aquatic plants. Long wavy light green leaves form a loose outlet. Good specimens reach a height of 70-80 cm, therefore it is necessary to contain the plant in a container with a height of at least 45-50 cm....

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Echinodorus paniculata: keeping and breeding.

Under natural conditions, echinodorus paniculata grows almost everywhere in South and Central America. This plant can be found along the banks of rivers and ponds, as well as in areas of land flooded during the rainy season. Basic information: Difficulty of growing - simple; Growth rates - high; Temperature - 15-30 ° С; pH value - 5....

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Echinodorus horizontal: description, reproduction, content.

Echinodorus horizontally: The family is chastuhi - Alismataceae. Description: Homeland - South America, Amazon. Very popular amphibian plant, widely distributed among aquarists. Heart-shaped leaves extending from the cuttings almost at right angles and located almost parallel to the soil make this species of echinodorus very attractive....

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