What to do if you have brown plaque in the aquarium

What to do if you have brown plaque in the aquarium

Very frequently, aquarium owners who have been caring for and maintaining their aquariums are confronted with an unpleasant phenomenon: a difficult-to-clean brown film appears on the insides of the walls, on stones, and on objects that have been decorated with underwater decor. The slimy coating has a repulsive effect on the viewer, detracting from the …

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Basic compatibility of aquarium plants

Basic compatibility of aquarium plants

It appears that the vast variety of aquarium flora allows you to use your imagination when selecting plants for the design of your fish tank. In fact, different species’ “preferences” in terms of lighting, water temperature and acidity, carbon dioxide content, micro-macro elements must all be taken into account. Otherwise, the outcome will not be …

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Dutch aquascape

The Dutch were the first to fall in love with the vivid diversity of underwater plants in the mid-1970s and got interested in a new style of aquascaping — the Dutch aquascape. The rich foliage in such an aquarium is pleasing to the eye, while the fish are either nonexistent or few. Plant gardens can …

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Pothos in aquarium

Pothos in aquarium

Yes, you can have pothos in aquarium. I’t won’t filter the water but will reduce the level of nitrates preventing the growth of black beard algae. Usually, Pothos is grown in a pot but can comfortably exist in an aquarium. Thus, the list of aquarium plants was supplemented with another name. Epipremnum(Pothos)  has a huge …

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Ceratopteris

Ceratopteris

Ferns are a very ancient group of plants that have largely preserved the features of their distant ancestors, except that they have become smaller in size. These plants are characterized by increased endurance, they adapt well to various conditions of detention. For its unpretentiousness and beautiful appearance are appreciated by aquarists around the world.

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Ceratophyllum

Ceratophyllum

Hornwort (Ceratophyllum) belongs to the family Ceratophyllaceae (hornwort). Many varieties are known to grow in slowly flowing rivers, lakes, and ponds, which differ in appearance, for example, in lakes Tanganyika and Malawi, there are compact forms with very hard leaves. The range of hornwort is extensive; this plant lives in all regions of the temperate climatic zone and is found in water bodies from the Arctic Circle to the tropics.

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Vallisneria

Vallisneria

Vallisneria takes its rightful place at the top of the ranking of the most unpretentious aquarium plants. Even a novice aquarist can cope with its cultivation, and experienced ones are able to create magnificent compositions with its help. In our article, we will talk about the popular varieties of vallisneria and the conditions of its maintenance in the aquarium.

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Anubias / 15 types / care and reproduction

Anubias

Anubias, like cryptocorynes, belongs to the Araceae family (Araceae), the genus Anubias. The range includes the tropical rainforests of Africa. It grows along the banks of rivers, streams, in swamps, while the plant can be completely immersed in water, however more often, like many other coastal plants, anubias leaves can grow in the air.

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