To beautifully decorate the water space, you need to correctly place the plants inside the tank.
Rules for placing aquarium plants:
- Larger plants are planted at the back wall.
- Small types of vegetation look good on the sides and at the front wall of the tank.
- Tall aquatic plants can be planted along the edges. They are also placed in single specimens in the center of the aquarium.
- Light-loving species are placed under the lighting fixtures.
- Creeping plants are planted in an aquarium in groups of 4-6 pieces. The distance between the bushes is 1-2 cm.
- Floating plants can be simply lowered into the water.
- When planting plants in an aquarium, you need to adhere to the principle of their compatibility. Some types of aquarium flora do not survive in close proximity to other representatives. Plant plants of the same species in groups at a distance from other species.
What you need for active growth
For the active growth of aquatic plants, special fertilizers intended for aquarium flora are used. It is unacceptable to use types of dressings for plants in pots.
Pet stores sell different types of fertilizers for aquatic plants. These are tablets and various liquid solutions containing macro- and microelements. Nutrients strengthen the roots, improve survival after planting, stimulate active growth and flowering.
In addition to ready-made fertilizers, when planting plants, you can use folk remedies that have been proven over the years. A good effect on the flora of the aquarium is provided by clay placed in lumps under the root system of the seedling.