Beautiful plants for your aquatic garden
What if you had a tank like the one above? Well, it is easier than you think. The picture above is taken from my main 75 gallon tank, which includes most of the plants I give away every 2 weeks. And they are not so hard to keep, just follow the rules below:
- Give them about 7-8 hours of light a day (make sure the light is not too strong though - it's better to have less light than too much).
- Perform a 50% water change at least once a month.
- Provide your plants with the right nutrients. That may be a nutrient rich soil and/or some liquid/dry fertilizer for the water column. For beginners, I recommend the Thrive liquid fertilizer. For more advanced users, I recommend learning the Estimative Index and making your own fertilizers. It is easier than you think and lets you save a lot of money 😉
I'll keep adding more information to this website, but for now stick to the rules above and contact me if you have any questions.
The plants listed below are just a few of the ones I usually have available for sale. If you are interested in learning more or ordering some plants from me, please contact me. I'll be delighted to get in touch with you.
Anubias are my favorite plants. They are super easy to grow, thrive with very little light, grow very slowly, and require very low maintenance. They also often flower underwater like in the picture above! To replicate them, just cut the top of the growth, and you have a new plant.
Looking like sea anemones, this particular plant can fill any spot in your tank beautifully with its vibrant green color and stellar shape. Cut the tops and put them in the substrate to replicate. Easy to grow under most conditions.
Another easy-to-grow plant, with nicely formed leaves. It'll fill your tank fast and without any particular issues. It just needs light and a few nutrients in either water or substrate. Interestingly, the plant smells similarly to rosemary, hence the name "Aromatica." To replicate it, just cut the tops and put them in the substrate.
Limnophila Indica (Ambulia)
This is another easy plant, it only needs light and a little bit of nutrients to grow. Much easier than the popular Cabomba, it can be a valid alternative for beginners. You can replicate this plant by cutting the tops and put them into the substrate.
Classical plant used in Dutch tanks, Lobelia is a pretty easy plant to grow. Requires low-medium light and can give you great satisfiaction in creating nice "streets" and "walls" layouts. This plant also can be easily replicated by cutting the tops then putting them into the substrate.
This plant is usually green-leafed in low-tech tanks, but it can become orange or red under strong light. Easy to grow, it calls to mind rose leaves.
Ludwigia Repens "Super Red"
This is a non-so-easy plant to grow if you want it to become that red. It requires strong light, otherwise, it remains green and grows very slowly. Bushes of this plant are outstanding.
Micranthemum "Monte Carlo"
This is the best carpeting plant I have ever tried. It looks similar to the more popular Glossostigma Elatinoides, but I found it much easier to grow under all conditions.
Another classic plant loved by thousands of planted tank enthusiasts. Its medium-short size makes it perfect for the mid-foreground area of your tank.
This is an easy/beginner plant. It grows pretty tall, reaching 2-3 feet in height if not kept in check. It can easily provide shade to your fish and prevent algae issues if you have strong light. It reproduces easily by itself by putting out runners.