Iron is an important micronutrient used by plants to produce chlorophyll, a green pigment that helps absorb light to make energy. Find out when and how much iron is needed in your planted aquarium.
Goldfish are notorious for munching on or digging up aquatic plants, which is a shame because live plants are both beautiful and beneficial. Thankfully, we’ve found several plant species that are not only easy to care for but also tough enough to stand up to your goldfish’s curious nibbling.
You just planted your new cryptocoryne plant in the aquarium, and it looks perfect for the first few days. Then you notice that one by one, all the leaves are withering away and dropping off. This phenomenon is very common with crypt plants and is often called “crypt melt.”
Is there a brown or black substance that seems to collect like dust bunnies all over the floor of your fish tank? This dirt-like material goes by many names – such as mulm, detritus, and debris – and it’s a naturally occurring part of healthy aquariums. Keep reading as we dissect what mulm is made of, whether you should remove it, and how to minimize its appearance.
Hornwort is a popular aquatic plant for both fish tanks and outdoor ponds because of its fluffy-looking stems, extremely fast growth, and ability to consume excess nutrients from the water. Learn about the care requirements for hornwort and whether or not it’s the right plant for you.
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