Category Archives: Planted Aquarium

What You Need to Know about CO2 for Planted Aquariums

Just like grass and trees, aquatic plants also require carbon dioxide (CO2) to photosynthesize. CO2 is a gas in its purest form but like oxygen, it dissolves in water. This dissolved CO2 is essential for the growth of aquarium plants.  Managing CO2 in your planted aquarium is a tricky business. Too little of it will […]

Planted Aquarium Basics

In addition to adding color to your aquarium, plants also absorb excess nitrates from the fish tank.  A planted aquarium creates an ecosystem for the fish which is similar to their natural habitat. aquarium plants also convert CO2 into Oxygen for the fish to breathe. Last but not at all the least, they provide shelter for […]

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