Aquarium Plants

crinum calamistratum

Crinum Calamistratum (African Onion Plant): Complete Care Guide

Crinum calamistratum, also known as the African Onion Plant, is native to Africa. It is specifically found in the west and central areas of Africa, especially in Cameroon. It is a geophyte that has underground perennial organs that allow it to survive rough seasons. Crinum calamistratum is usually found in freshwater as well as brackish waters where it is fully submerged under water.

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peacock moss

Peacock Moss (Taxiphyllum sp. ‘Peacock’): Care & Growing

Caring for the taxiphyllum sp. peacock moss is not difficult and can be easy enough for a beginner to handle. It thrives in cold water with the temperature between 65°F and 77°F. In higher temperatures, the peacock moss will begin to die and it will wilt and lose its peacock-shaped fronds. It does well in both hard and soft water, though it needs water with pH levels between 5.0 and 7.5. Peacock moss does well in all lighting, but the more lighting it receives the faster it will grow. The high intense lighting also causes the moss to grow more compact and more defined triangular-shaped fronds. Adding CO2 to the tank will also assist the moss in growing at a higher speed though it is not necessary.

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Hygrophila Corymbosa

Hygrophila Corymbosa: Planting, Care, Propagation & Height

The hygrophila corymbosa is a simple plant that is fairly easy to care for. There are a few subspecies of the hygrophila corymbosa, though that are similar in most characteristics. This aquatic plant creates a beautiful view with its long, slim leaves that are tapered at each end. This stem plant is bright green in color and can sometimes change colors based on the amount of lighting it receives. The hygrophila corymbosa is known to change to a dark green color, as well as pink, red and even purple. When partially submerged, this aquatic plant has the ability to produce pink and purple flowers. In the wild, the giant hygro can grow to be up to 24 inches in height but when in a tank, the plant grows to be 3 to 5 inches tall.

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Weeping Moss (Vesicularia Ferriei)

Weeping Moss Care: How to Grow, Attach to Driftwood & More

Weeping Moss (Vesicularia Ferriei) is an aquarium moss that is characterized by its downward sloping growth. Due to this unique style of growth, this plant has been used in many famous aquascapes. The deep green color and fine texture adds to the attractiveness of the plant as well. The plant will grow up to an inch in height.
Weeping moss is very easy to grow, since they are hardy and adaptable. In fact, these freshwater moss can grow in a wide range of environments and water parameters. They can be grown by both beginners and experienced aquarists.

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Dwarf Hairgrass Care: Seed, Soil, Gravel & Carpet Planting

Dwarf Hairgrass is a very popular small plant that’s name is almost perfectly descriptive of itself. Dwarf Hairgrass has blades instead of leaves. The blades are tightly packed together, and under aquarium lighting, they will show up as a bright green. There are fine hairs along the blades that aid the plant in photosynthesis. Dwarf Hairgrass helps oxygenate the water, control nitrate levels, and remove pollutants. It is also the perfect shelter for bottom dwelling fish.
Dwarf Hairgrass has the appearance of grass in your aquarium, and it will grow into a carpet that covers the bottom. It is a wonderful addition to any tank setup that includes fish, and it has been a popular choice for people in the aquascaping hobby.

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