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Floating Plants For Fish and Shrimp Aquariums

Floating Plants For Fish and Shrimp Aquariums

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Floating plants aquarium  add a natural and healthy look to any aquarium. They also serve many other purposes for your fish and shrimp, such as creating a better habitat for them and increasing their health. Many of these plant types are hardwired to live in shady waters, and replicating this in your tank can help your critters feel at home and reduce stress.

In the wild, most floating plants are a natural part of most water environments like lakes, ponds, slow-moving rivers and swamps. They usually don’t do well in turbulent water, and fast water currents can damage their long and delicate roots. If you have a strong water flow in your aquarium try to reduce it or use a plant ring to keep the floating plants safe.

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Another function of most floating plants is to help remove unhealthy wastes and excess nutrients from the water. This can help prevent and control an algae bloom, which can be a real problem for planted tanks. The root of the plant sucks up the nitrogen and other waste, which helps to lower the nitrate levels in your water. This is a good complement to your regular tank water changes and can really help improve your tank’s overall water quality.

The main drawback to floating plants is that they are quite fast growers, and they can quickly crowd out small tanks. If you plan on using a fast-growing plant, such as duckweed or Azolla, you will have to be willing to regularly thin them out to avoid overcrowding your tank.

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