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Freshwater aquarium plants for beginners will be perfect for those people who are just starting with amazing aquascaping hobby. There are tons of best plants in the market that you can use. Utilizing them can help you come up with incredibly beautiful aquariums. All you need to do is take a moment to properly plan and implement the best design innovations that you can get from experts.
Let’s start with this one. It is vital to be aware that aquarium plants are categorized into three types. This is according to location inside the tank such as: foreground plants, mid-ground plants, and background plants.
Fishes in the tank need vegetable for these reasons:
- Food source
- Hiding spots
- Healthy environment
- Oxygen producer
- Maintaining the nitrogen cycle / organic equilibrium
Here’s the top easiest freshwater plants list suitable for beginners:
- Water wisteria / Hygrophila difformis Photo by: Tsunamicarlos via Wikimedia Commons
- Java moss
- Java fern Photo by: Pinpin via Wikimedia Commons
- Brazilian micro sword / Lilaeopsis brasiliensis Photo by: Averater via Wikimedia Commons
- Cryptocoryne (Wendtii, Crispatula, Undulate, Walker) Photo by: Tommy Kronkvist via Wikimedia Commons
- Amazon sword / Echinodorus amazonicus Photo by: Salvatore vitale via Wikimedia Commons
- Anubias (Petite, Nana, and Barteri) Photo by: Artūrs Grebstelis via Flickr
- Bacopa / Moneywort Photo by: J.M.Garg via Wikimedia Commons
- Brazilian pennywort / Hydrocotyle leucocephala Photo by: Wouter Hagens via Wikimedia Commons
- Guppy grass / Najas guadalupensis
Photo by: aquacollect
- Rotala (Indica and Rotundifolia) Photo by: Show_ryu via Wikimedia Commons
- Hornwort / Ceratophyllum demersum
Photo by: Totodilefan via Wikimedia Commons
- Parrots feather / Myriophyllum aquaticum Photo by: André Karwath aka Aka via Wikimedia Commons
- These are so easy to handle
- Tend to proliferate successfully
Aquascaping is not as complicated as you might expect. Knowing the basics is the key. This is true. Having an aquarium is great for bringing the overall beauty of your home.
Things to care about:
- Choose the right plants.
- Have the right substrate.
- Supply the right light.
- Use the right freshwater aquarium plants.
- Avoid randomly placing various plants throughout; practice the art of aquascaping.
- There must be source of light because plants (terrestrial and aquatic types) produce oxygen through photosynthesis. They tend to release carbon dioxide during absence of light.
- Don’t get demotivated and quit procrastination to achieve productivity.
- Low-tech setup (low light)
- Parrots feather does not need advanced lighting when presented to high light. Its color intensity changes and improves when presented to high light.
Low-tech freshwater aquarium plants do not need the following to survive:
- CO2 addition or injection
- High light
- Fertilizer supplement
A Final Note
Having an aquarium with freshwater plants in the house is ideal. A well-positioned one levels up a notch by brightening up the area. This will create a visually appealing spot. Start with plants for beginners. You won’t regret taking care of them. They can be purchaed at an affordable cost.