Other Plants Of Interest

Echinodorus opacus

Common name: Opaque Amazon swordplant Origin: Southern Brazil Maximum height: 10 in (25 cm) Growth rate: Slow to Medium Area: Midground, Foreground Light: Bright

Temperature: 68-82°F (20-28°C) Propagation: Side shoots from the rhizome Difficulty: 2, 3 The darker green leaves of this species make a welcome change from the more common light-green color of most Amazon swordplants. It is adaptable and hardy, but can be slow growing when established and does not like to be moved. As with other Amazons, good fertilization of the substrate and water, combined with good lighting, should ensure continued health.

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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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