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Transitioning Aquatic Plants to Emersed Form - Wabi kusa

Feb 06 2020 1 Comment Aquascapes beginner guest blog guide layout/styles plants tips

  Most of the aquatic plants we use in the aquascaping hobby are not truly aquatic plants. In nature, you are more likely to find them along a shoreline, often in areas that have fluctuating water levels. Depending on what the situation requires, they are equally adept at surviving underwater or on dry land (ie, moist soil) indefinitely. This makes them different from obligate aquatic plants, which can only survive underwater (one example of a true aquatic is Blyxa). No one would blame you for thinking ‘emersed’ is a typo of ‘immersed,’ but the word immersed is actually another way...

Easy Aquarium Plants for Beginners and Beyond

Sep 24 2019 1 Comment anubias beginner bucephalandra guest blog plants

There's a huge variety of freshwater aquatic plants to choose from, but you're probably wondering which plants are the best to start off with. Here are some beautiful aquarium plants that are easy to grow and look great among other plants.

Four Tips for Achieving Red Aquarium Plants

Jun 12 2019 2 Comments fertilizer guest blog lighting plants tips

Red in a Planted Aquarium? One of the more mystifying subjects in the realm of aquascaping seems to be red plants: why do some people have intense reds, while others struggle to get much color at all? I can humbly admit that I am in the first category- but it took some trial and error to get my plants to reach their full potential in terms of rich coloration. As usual, it can be challenging to get good information on the subject, so I wanted to take a little time to break down my techniques and observations in order to...

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