Aquarium Plant Maintenance

To maintain aquarium healthy and attractive, some basic plant care procedures should be carried out often. Feeding aquatic plants is the same as fertilizing their ecosystem with nutrients. Nutrients have to be available in both the substrate and the water to guarantee the plants are getting the correct amounts. With a nutritious and healthy surroundings, they can then go through photosynthesis and supply themselves with food and energy.


Though quite a few of the important nutrients are available as a natural aspect of the standard aquarium setup, the substrate and water, these by itself are not adequate for plant maintenance. Other nutrients need to be supplied through the inclusions of fertilizers and aquarium co2 equipment. Frequent aquarium and plant maintenance is also an essential part of the overall health of the aquarium system.

Quite a few of the important nutrients are already found in fresh water aquarium substrate. Macro nutrients that are generally found are oxygen, hydrogen, calcium and nitrogen. In a typical well-maintained aquatic surroundings, only some nutrients must be supplied on a regular basis.
For stationed aquariums, these are the necessary additions; magnesium, sulphur, potassium, carbon, and phosphorus. These micronutrients are in most cases supplied through liquid fertilizers and also in tap water if used changing the water in the tank.

Good aquarium plant maintenance involves looking for signs of snail infestations and getting rid of as many of the snails by hand as possible.

Keep in mind to remove all dead or dying leaves before they start to rot and contaminate the aquarium water.

And of course, sometimes plants need a little repositioning around the tank.

Read about saltwater fish feeding here. And more about plant maintenance here.

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