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Echinodorus Vesuvius – An Oddball Sword Plant with a Twist

Echinodorus Vesuvius – An Oddball Sword Plant with a Twist

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Have you ever heard of the narrow-leafed sword plant that grows in a spiral? Meet the Vesuvius sword plant – also known as Echinodorus ‘Vesuvius.’ This unusual species is still relatively new to the aquarium hobby, but it’s easy to grow and has a striking appearance compared to other aquarium plants. 
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Banana Plant – An Unusual Aquarium Plant for Beginners

Banana Plant – An Unusual Aquarium Plant for Beginners

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Have you ever seen this bizarre plant at your local pet store that looks like it’s growing a bunch of baby bananas? Say hello to the aquatic banana plant, also known as the banana lily or Nymphoides aquatica.
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Marimo Moss Balls – The World’s Easiest Aquarium “Plant”

Marimo Moss Balls – The World’s Easiest Aquarium “Plant”

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Do you lack a green thumb when it comes to keeping live aquarium plants? Or maybe you want to add a touch of nature to your betta fish tank without a lot of effort? Let me introduce you to the marimo moss ball.
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Tiger Lotus, Bulb to Beauty

Tiger Lotus, Bulb to Beauty

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When looking to add plants to a freshwater aquarium, there are endless choices. Color and shape are some important things to consider when trying to achieve the most pleasing look overall. One plant that is both beautiful and relatively simple to maintain, is the Red Tiger Lotus. With its broad, red leaves and interesting growth habits, it can certainly bring a new and stunning aesthetic to an aquarium.
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Java Moss - Easy Low-Light Plant for Beginners

Java Moss - Easy Low-Light Plant for Beginners

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If you don’t have a green thumb and are looking for a nearly indestructible plant, the Java Moss is for you! Java Moss is one of the easiest plants you will ever grow. This moss is hardy, versatile, and beautiful. You can be sure it will add a flash of green to your tank. You would have to work harder to kill this moss than you do to keep it alive!
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Keeping Java Moss

Keeping Java Moss

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If you don’t have a green thumb and are looking for a nearly indestructible plant, then Java Moss is for you! Java Moss is one of the easiest plants you will ever grow. This moss is hardy, versatile, and beautiful. You can be sure it will add a flash of green to your tank. You would have to work harder to kill this moss than you do to keep it alive!
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Our Favorite Easy & Low Light Plants: Cryptocoryne lutea and Vallisneria

Our Favorite Easy & Low Light Plants: Cryptocoryne lutea and Vallisneria

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Lots of aquarists are drawn to planted aquariums. They are, of course, natural and beautiful to look at and they also provide a rich and healthy environment for the fish and other animals that live in them. A lot of times, however, newer aquarists especially, struggle with choosing the right plants for their planted aquarium. There are many things to consider when choosing plants that will yield the most successful results.
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Vallisneria – The One Plant Wonder.

Vallisneria – The One Plant Wonder.

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Whether you've got a green thumb or are green with envy, you can have a planted aquascape that looks like a slice of nature. Don't worry, it won't be hard or expensive.
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Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus) an Easy Aquatic Plant.

Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus) an Easy Aquatic Plant.

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Java Fern is one of the world’s most widely used plants in planted aquariums. It slow growth, unique leaf structure, and reproduction method makes it an aquarium smash hit. Java Fern tolerates most lighting conditions and many environments – from soft acidic water to alkaline conditions, and even brackish tanks! It is also easy to find in most local fish stores; but if not, there is always some available on our website. 
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