You’ve heard the term aquascaping before, but what exactly does it mean? It’s actually pretty straightforward, and it simply refers to the process of designing an aquarium so that it appears aesthetically pleasing in the eyes of humans who view it. But are plants in aquariums bad for the fish? It depends on your specific situation, but keep reading to find out how to decide whether or not you should add live plants to your home aquarium.
It has been asked over and over whether or not adding live plant life to an aquarium is a good idea, and many marine biologists seem to be split on their opinions. This is one of those topics that will likely never be answered conclusively because there are so many variables, including factors like tank size, type of live plant being introduced into an aquarium, species of fish being kept in a given tank, and even how often a person changes their water.
Aquarium Plants vs. Land Plants
Which is better? When it comes to keeping your fish happy and healthy, both types of plants have their merits. But if you really want to know which is more important—aquarium plants or land-based vegetation—the answer is clear: aquatics, duh! Land-based vegetation just doesn’t have all that much to offer, though they do look nice.
What are good choices?
There are so many plants out there. It can be difficult to determine which ones are good to put into an aquarium, and which ones aren’t. The two most important factors when choosing a plant should be whether or not it is toxic to your fish and if it will survive long-term underwater.
So, can you have both aquarium plants and live aquarium fish together?
The answer is yes, it’s possible to have live plants in your aquarium and still keep your fish healthy. But, you do need to be careful of certain things like light levels and fertilizers so that you don’t kill off your aquatic life. This guide will give you all of that information!
Considering how beneficial aquatic plants are for both tropical and freshwater tanks, and how few (if any) drawbacks they have, we think that it’s worth having some small potted plants in your tank. We also think that if you’re looking to start a planted tank, or want to add more live plants to your existing one, you can save yourself a lot of money by growing them from cuttings.