Aquatic Plant Requirements
Plants in your fish tank can be a source of pleasure and frustration. Growing them is similar to growing any other type of plant; you have to meet the basic needs of the individual variety in order to succeed.
An aquatic plant is similar to terrestrial plants in their needs with one major exception - they must live submerged in water instead of air. With an abundance of liquid to support the structure, aquatic plants generally have weaker stems than air plants.
Most difficulties in growing plants in a fish tank arise from the lack of an essential element. Aquatic plants have basic needs that must be met for their successful growth. Taking these requirements into account when planting your aquarium will reward you with healthy aquarium plant growth. Once you have mastered the following elements you will find your plants will flourish.
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In the following lists the plants have been selected to match particular areas of the aquarium. Species which are suitable for more than one zone may be included in more than one list. Use these guides as a starting point for your plant selections.
Further research will allow you to match the plant's individual water requirements. It is vital that plants are selected to match the conditions in the aquarium. The pH, hardness and salinity of your fish tank needs to be known to make the best matched plant selections.