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Aquatic Plant Care

Aquatic Plant Care

Aquatic plants oxygenate the water to provide shelter for fish and aquarium life while keeping them healthier and your tank looking better.

Lighting: For best results, an aquatic plant should be placed in an area where sunlight never reaches it directly. Artificial lighting should be on for a minimum of 8 hours per day but can stay on 10 to 12 hours if this enables better viewing in the evening for the hobbyist.

Water: The water should be kept as clean and clear as possible because free debris can settle on plant leaves or cloud the water, interfering with light intensity. Very few aquatic plant species can survive in brackish water.

Temperature: Aquatic plants prefer temperatures between 70 degrees and 80 degrees.

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