Surface Swimmers For The Planted Aquarium

Most Interesting Fish Tank

Betta spiendens Siamese fighting fish Carnegieiia strigata marbled hatchetfish Colisa ialia dwarf gourami Coiisa sota honey gourami Kryptopterus bicirrhis glass catfish Macropodus operculars paradisefish Poecilia reticulata guppy Poecilia sphenops molly Poecilia velifera sailfin molly Thoracocharax stellatus silver hatchetfish Trichopsis vittatus croaking gourami Xiphophorus maculatus platy Below Corydoras catfish are useful shoaling fish that will gently disturb the substrate in their constant...

Artificial aquarium propagation

Propagating The Aquarium Plants

Aquarium plants can also be propagated artificially by means of cuttings, and by dividing rhizomes and rootstocks. Cuttings All plants with a central stem supporting a number of leaves can be propagated by cuttings. Most stem plants sold either as bunches or potted up are simply top cuttings from established plants. Cuttings can be taken from both the top and middle stem sections, as well as from side shoots. However, the top section of a stem plant includes the growing point and a top cutting...

Heating Cables In Planted Aquarium

Planted Aquarium Substrate

Small-grade pea gravel can be used as a main substrate. Small grades can be used with a heating cable. Looks good as a top layer, but due to the small grade, mulm will collect more readily. Not normally a major problem. Some nutrient-rich substrates are designed to be used in large quantities as a main substrate. If the grade size is greater than 0.16 in 4 mm , mix it with a smaller lime-free substrate. Suitable if covered by a 1 in 2.5 cm layer of gravel. High, may be lacking hardwater...

Aponogeton boivinianus

Brown Frilly Aquatic Plant

The attractive crinkled leaf and large size of this plant make it an ideal specimen plant for the midground of a larger aquarium. In a heavily planted aquarium where there is competition for light and nutrients, A boivinianus may produce smaller and fewer leaves. The leaves are bright green and sometimes slightly transparent in places. Maximum height 16 in 40 cm , sometimes taller Growth rate Initially fast, but slows as the plant ages Area Midground, Specimen, or unusual Temperature 68-79 F...