Planting Areas Within The Aquarium

When you choose plants for your aquarium, you will need to bear in mind their eventual size and where they will look best in the finished display. This is a selection of plants that will suit the main planting areas of background, midground, and foreground in the aquarium. A much more extensive list appears on pages 100-101.

Background planting

Bacopa caroiiniana Cabomba caroiiniana Crinum thaianum Echinodorus major Egeria densa Limnophila aquatica Ludwigia palustris Myriophyllum hippuroides Rotala macrandra Valllsneria americana

Alternanthera reineckii

Midground planting

Alternanthera reineckii Anublas barteri Bacopa monnieri Cardamine lyrata Didiplis diandra Heteranthera zosterifolia Hydrocotyle leucocephala Hydrocotyle verticillata Lysimachia nummularia Microsorium pteropus

Vallisneria americana

Foreground planting

Anubias barteri vor. nana Cryptocoryne willisii Echinodorus tenellus Eieocharis parvula Lilaeopsis novae-zelandiaê\ Marsilea hirsuta Micranthemum umbrosum Sagittaria pusilla Samolus valerandi Vesicularia dubyana

Cryptocoryne willisii 'Lucens'

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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