A coldwater aquarium

Valiisneria spiralis

Nuphar japónica (Spatterdock)

Egeria densa (Elodea)

Gymnocoronis spilanthoides (Spadeleaf plant)

Egeria Densa

Hydrocotyle verticillata (Whorled umbrella plant)

Eleocharis parvula (Dwarf hairgrass)

Lysimachia nummularia (Creeping Jenny)

Tank dimensions

Valiisneria spiralis

Nuphar japónica (Spatterdock)

Egeria densa (Elodea)

Hydrocotyle verticillata (Whorled umbrella plant)

Eleocharis parvula (Dwarf hairgrass)

The greatest variety of commonly available aquarium plants originate from tropical waters. This is good news for the majority of fishkeepers who keep tropical freshwater fish, but not for those with coldwater aquariums. Well-planted coldwater aquariums are rarely seen, although there are plenty of plants available that prefer colder water. Many of these are sold alongside tropical plants and also do well in warmer water. Another place to look for suitable plants for an unheated aquarium is among submerged or marginal pond plants. If you do use these, be sure to remove the aquatic soil they are planted in, as it will muddy the aquarium water.

An unheated or coldwater aquarium kept indoors rarely becomes very cold, often stabilizing at about 64-72°F (18-22°C), and should more accurately be described as a temperate aquarium. It may be worth investing in a heaterstat for a coldwater aquarium to prevent temperatures from fluctuating, which can adversely affect both fish and plants.

Gymnocoronis spilanthoides (Spadeleaf plant)

Lysimachia nummularia (Creeping Jenny)

Ludwigia palustris

(Broad-leaf Myriophyllum hippuroides ludwigia) (Green milfoil)

Giant Sagittaria

Potamogeton crispus

Sagittaria platyphylla (Giant sagittaria)

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The word aquarium originates from the ancient Latin language, aqua meaning water and the suffix rium meaning place or building. Aquariums are beautiful and look good anywhere! Home aquariums are becoming more and more popular, it is a hobby that many people are flocking too and fish shops are on the rise. Fish are generally easy to keep although do they need quite a bit of attention. Puppies and kittens were the typical pet but now fish are becoming more and more frequent in house holds. In recent years fish shops have noticed a great increase in the rise of people wanting to purchase aquariums and fish, the boom has been great for local shops as the fish industry hasnt been such a great industry before now.

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