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7 Aquatic plants that can grow with very little co2


1.Anubias

 

Anubias is one of the few plants that actually prefers low lighting. This, along with the fact that even plant-eating fish seem to leave it alone, makes it a great addition to many types of aquariums. Anubias won’t appreciate being planted in the substrate and does best when tied or glued to rocks or driftwood. It looks especially good in small groups of multiple plants and the broad leaves make a great sitting or sleeping place for fish that appreciate this.

 

2.Moss

Used in aquariums throughout the world for various purposes, this undemanding, hardy plant is the most popular of all mosses available in the aquarium trade. It can provide a hiding place for tiny fry and shrimp, but is also often used for decoration.Used in aquariums throughout the world for various purposes, this undemanding, hardy plant is the most popular of all mosses available in the aquarium trade. It can provide a hiding place for tiny fry and shrimp, but is also often used for decoration.You can tie it to rocks and driftwood with fishing line or leave it floating. In terms of light, this moss is very undemanding. It can survive in a wide range of temperatures and water conditions.

 

3.Cryptocoryne

Cryptocoryne species are well known for their tendency to shed old leaves (‘melting’) after being moved and then quickly growing back into a larger plant.Crypts do well in low-light settings and although they grow quite slowly a huge bush can form over time in stable conditions.


4.Bucephalandra

Plants from the genus Bucephalandra seem endlessly captivating to aquarists. Their beautiful colors and different sizes really make it tempting to want to collect every species out there.This plant is also a rheophyte that grows on rocks and driftwood in its natural habitat in Borneo. It doesn’t need much light and has adapted to grow both submersed and emersed.

5.Vallisneria

There are a variety of Vallisneria species from Vallisneria nana for small tanks to Vallisneria gigantea for extra large tanks. These plants are very popular in the aquatic hobby because they don’t have much requirement and is very easy to grow. Vallisneria spiralis is a species of Vallisneria that features narrow and long leaves making it an ideal choice for the background.

 

6.Java Fern – Microsorum pteropus

It can be attached to rocks and wood makes it very useful in aquariums that typically don’t have as much lighting as high-energy aquascapes such as discus and cichlid tanks.It can grow to a maximum height of 12 inches or so and is exceedingly easy to propagate by splitting up the rhizome. It is important not to bury the rhizome in the substrate to prevent rotting.

 

7.Bolbitis Difformis

Despite being somewhat slow growing and a touch more difficult compared to Java ferns, Bolbitis remains a stable choice for low light aquariums. It can be tied to rocks and wood in the same fashion as Java ferns and has an attractive flame-like leaf shape that I believe is a little more interesting than Anubias.


Conclusion

Nature Aquarium is not only about advanced equipment and devices it’s all about capturing and embedding the scenic beauty into the bowl/aquarium you have. You can start to build a planted aquarium with minimal requirement like plant, soil, etc.,

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe


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Image References:

aquascapers.wordpress.com, Aquasabi, Wikipedia, Pinterest

 

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