Simple Tips to Aquascaping
To others, having a planted tank is too intricate and may be tough to manage, and many quit up too soon because they are unsuccessful.
Here are some pointers to help you succeed with a planted aquarium.
1. Greater is better. Many people are surprised that a larger tank has less problems than a smaller tank, because pollution from organic waste is more diffused in a larger volume of water. Temperature variations are also reduced.
2. Reduce the number of fish. Don't crowd your tank with too many fish. More fish means more organic waste, which quickly pollutes your aquarium and causes algae problems.
3. Every day upkeep. It will save you more time if you perform little maintenance on a regular basis, such as scraping the glass for spot algae, scooping out floating leaves, and simple trimming on stem plants, rather than performing major maintenance or plant trimming in a single session. By maintaining your aquarium on a regular basis, you will be able to detect problems before they become unmanageable.
4. Plant as densely as possible. Plant as many plants as you can fit into the tank from the start, and always plant with healthy plants. There will be less opportunity for algae to flourish as more healthy plants grow. You can pre-order plants from us and we will deliver them as soon as they come from the source.
5. Excellent continual fertilizing. Fertilization is extremely beneficial to plants. When plants are robust and prospering, there is less opportunity for algae to thrive. You will be pleased as well if you see lush flora in your tank. Daily dosage is advised.
6. Purchase a high-quality substrate. A planted aquarium's substrate may make or break it. With its rich natural organic ingredients, good quality substrate supports plant development and lasts longer.
7. Invest in a quality CO2 system. Even slow-growing plants require Co2 for growth. A robust Co2 system guarantees that the right quantity of Co2 is injected constantly, increasing your chances of success with a planted tank.
8. Get some decent lighting. Lighting is essential for a planted tank, so always select the appropriate lighting levels for your plants. Excessive illumination merely encourages algae growth, whereas insufficient lighting prevents plant growth. Limit the duration of lights to no more than 10 hours.
Here are some pointers based on my personal experiences with the activity. I wish you much luck with your planted tank. If you have any more suggestions, please leave them in the comments.