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FRESHWATER PLANTED AQUARIUMS
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Adding Driftwood to Your Aquarium
Just as you would cure other natural structures before adding them to your aquarium, it is important to thoroughly soak driftwood prior to placement. This helps saturate the wood, loosen debris caught in the grain, and leach out tannic acids.
Aquarium Water Quality & Live Plants
Live plants are attractive additions that help maintain aquarium water quality by providing additional biological filtration. Learn more here.
CO2 System Basics
The two basic requirements for healthy aquarium plants are light and proper carbon dioxide levels. Installing a CO2 system is essential to prevent low CO2 levels and to maintain active plant growth. Learn more here.
Dosing Planted Aquarium Nutrients
It won't always be necessary to dose your aquarium with each of the products in the Flourish line, but as an example, we have developed one possible dosing regimen using all of the Flourish plant products.
Fertilizing Planted Aquariums
Some plants draw nutrients through their roots while others draw nutrients through their leaves. Therefore, the two basic delivery methods of supplementing plant nutrients are substrate fertilization and liquid fertilization. Learn more here.
Freshwater Planted Aquarium Care and Maintenance
Every organic molecule of every living organism is predominantly carbon based. Given this simple fact, it becomes clear why carbon dioxide plays a pivotal role in the planted aquarium. Greg Morin, President/CEO, Seachem Laboratories, Inc. explains.
Fully Automatic CO2 Injection Systems: how to set up
Instructions on the setup of the Drs. Foster Smith Deluxe Fully-Automatic CO2 System are explained in this article.
How to Set Up a Semi-Automatic CO2 Injection System
Instructions on the setup of the Drs. Foster Smith Semi-Automatic CO2 Injection System are explained in this article.
How to Start Your Own Planted Aquarium
Setting up a planted aquarium may seem a difficult tast, but through proper plant planning, and preparation you too can create a planted paradise. Adding new plants to your aquarium is a simple process.
Low-light Plants for Freshwater Aquariums
There are a number of freshwater plants that have low lighting requirements. Take advantage of these species to enjoy all the benefits of a freshwater planted aquarium at a fraction of the cost.
Plant Supplement Guide for Overall Plant Health
Proper plant supplementation is necessary for healthy plant growth. Without supplementation, deficiencies in certain plant nutrients occur.
Planted Aquarium Care
Featuring live plants in your aquarium not only makes it more attractive, but is much healthier for your aquarium's inhabitants. Learn how to care for freshwater planted aquariums.
Planted Aquarium Conditions
Anyone who has seen a photograph of a lush, verdant setup with a school of jewel-like tetras knows the beauty of a freshwater planted aquarium. Many hobbyists avoid adding live plants, believing they are too fragile or too difficult to keep.
Plants: Substrates & Supplementation
The sheer number of factors required for plant growth and health may seem daunting at first; however, we can broadly classify these factors into three categories: substrates, pH/hardness, and supplements.
Supplement with CO2
Did you know the addition of a CO2 unit will allow you to grow a greater variety of more colorful aquarium plants AND improve water quality?

 

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