Aquarium plants

Aquarium plants - variety for your aquarium

Aquarium plants play a crucial role in every aquarium. They not only contribute to the aesthetic design, but also improve the water quality and provide hiding places for the aquarium inhabitants. By choosing the right plants, you can create a healthy, natural environment in which your fish and shrimps can thrive.

Types of aquarium plants

The world of aquarium plants is diverse and offers the right plant for every taste and every aquarium. There are different types of aquarium plants, including ground cover plants, stem plants and floating plants.

Ground cover plants are low-growing plants that cover the bottom of the aquarium and create a green, dense carpet structure. Examples of these are dwarf grass (Eleocharis parvula) and Cuban periwinkle (Hemianthus callitrichoides).

Stem plants grow vertically and are well suited to the middle and background of the aquarium. They are often fast-growing and require regular pruning. Popular stem plants are waterweed (Egeria densa) and Rotala rotundifolia.

Floating plants float on the surface of the water and provide shade and protection for the aquarium inhabitants. They also help to remove excess nutrients from the water. The most common floating plants include frog-bit (Limnobium laevigatum) and mussel flowers (Pistia stratiotes).

By combining these different types of plants, you can create a varied and healthy aquarium that is both functional and visually appealing.

Choosing the right aquarium plants

Choosing the right aquarium plants is crucial to the success of your aquarium. Consider the size of your aquarium and the type of aquarium inhabitants. Small aquariums are well suited to small plants such as ground cover and slow-growing species. For larger aquariums, you can choose tall-growing stem plants and background plants.

Different plants have different light requirements. While some plants can manage with little light, others require strong lighting. Find out about the light requirements of the plants and make sure that your lighting meets these requirements.

Aquarium plants require different nutrients for healthy growth. Some plants are undemanding and thrive without additional fertilization, while others require regular nutrient supply and CO2 supplementation. Choose plants that suit your care requirements and technical possibilities.

Care of aquarium plants

Caring for aquarium plants is relatively straightforward, but requires some basic knowledge and the right equipment. Ensure that your plants receive sufficient light, nutrients and CO2. Monitor water levels regularly and carry out weekly water changes to ensure a healthy environment.

Regular pruning promotes plant growth and branching. Remove dead or damaged leaves and trim the plants to promote dense and healthy vegetation.

Aquarium plants require a balanced supply of nutrients. Use special plant fertilizers in the form of liquid fertilizers or fertilizer tablets to provide the plants with all the necessary minerals and trace elements.

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is an essential nutrient for plant growth. In heavily planted aquariums, an additional supply of CO2 may be necessary to ensure optimum growth. CO2 systems are available in various designs and can help to improve the growth and health of plants.

Common problems and solutions

Problems can also occur when caring for aquarium plants. Here are some common problems and their solutions:

Algae can quickly become a nuisance and affect the appearance and health of your aquarium. To prevent algae growth, ensure a balanced ratio of light and nutrients. Reduce the lighting duration and ensure that your plants receive sufficient CO2 and nutrients. Regular water changes and the use of algae eaters such as shrimps or snails can also be helpful.

A lack of nutrients often manifests itself in yellowish or translucent leaves. To avoid this, use plant fertilizers regularly and make sure that your plants receive all the macro and micronutrients they need. A supply of CO2 can also help to improve plant growth.

Growth problems can be caused by inadequate lighting, incorrect water values or nutrient deficiencies. Check the lighting and adjust it if necessary. Test the water values regularly and make sure that they meet the needs of your plants. Additional fertilization and CO2 supply can promote growth.

Advantages of buying from Rendo-Shrimp

When you buy aquarium plants from Rendo-Shrimp, you benefit from numerous advantages. We offer a large selection of high-quality aquarium plants that are carefully selected and checked for their health. Our plants come from renowned breeders and are cultivated under optimal conditions to offer you the best quality.

Our user-friendly online store allows you to find and order your desired plants quickly and easily. We ensure safe and fast delivery so that your plants arrive safely and stress-free. Take advantage of our convenient payment options and benefit from our fast shipping.

If you have any questions regarding the selection and care of aquarium plants, we will be happy to assist you with our specialist knowledge. Our customer support can be reached by email, via the contact form or in live chat and will help you with all your concerns. We also offer detailed advice to ensure that you find the right plants and accessories for your aquarium.