Grower´s University

How can I grow plants in my aquarium?

Sa 09 Dezember 2023


Growing plants in your aquarium is easy and fun! Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Choose your aquatic plants: Select appropriate aquatic plants that thrive in your tank's environment based on factors like water temperature, lighting, and water parameters. Some popular choices include Java fern, Anubias, Amazon sword plant, and Java moss.

  2. Prepare your tank: Clean your tank thoroughly before adding water or plants. Rinse it with water or a mild solution of dish soap to remove any residues or dust particles. Make sure there are no sharp edges or rough surfaces that could damage your plants.

  3. Add water and setup: Fill your tank with water that has similar temperature and pH levels as your existing aquarium. Set up your lighting system according to your plant's needs – some plants prefer low light while others need bright light to thrive.

  4. Planting time: Gently place your chosen plants into the substrate of your tank. Use small rocks or pebbles to secure them in place if needed. Be careful not to damage their roots or leaves while planting.

  5. Maintain your tank: Regularly check your tank's water parameters such as pH levels, temperature, and lighting conditions. Trim any excess growth or dead leaves from your plants regularly to keep them looking neat and healthy. Don't forget to add fish or other aquatic creatures that will help keep your tank clean by eating algae and waste products.

  6. Enjoy your underwater garden: Watch your beautiful underwater garden grow and thrive as you maintain your tank over time! Remember that it may take some time before your plants start growing vigorously, so be patient!