Cryptocoryne Disease: Identifying and Addressing Plant Issues

Cryptocorynes are one of the most attractive aquarium plants. Although these plants can be of different sizes and colors, they do, however, all have something in common – Cryptocoryne disease. Despite the firmly established term “Cryptocoryne disease” in the vocabulary of not only aquarium enthusiasts but also scientific literature, it is not actually a disease […]

Cryptocoryne Wendtii Care Guide – Planting, Growing, and Propagation

Cryptocoryne wendtii, commonly known as “Water trumpet” has been a very popular ornamental aquatic plant among aquarium enthusiasts for many years. Depending on its variety, this plant has fleshy foliage that may possess green, brown, red, or even purple coloration. Cryptocoryne wendtii is prized as a durable, low-maintenance, and easy to care for plant. It […]

Cryptocoryne Parva Care Guide – Planting, Growing, and Propagation

Cryptocoryne parva is one of the most popular carpeting plants in the hobby. It comes from the genus ‘Cryptocoryne’ and it is notable for its wide variety which comprises of diverse species of different forms, colors, and sizes. Species from this genus are known to be enduring and undemanding making it suitable for beginners in […]

Misconception of Liquid Carbon in Aquarium Products

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a vital nutrient for aquatic plants. Nonetheless, many aquarists do not want to bother with CO2 systems. Instead, they use so-called “Liquid carbon” as an alternative. But can liquid carbon truly be considered a viable substitute? Unfortunately, it cannot! Most aquarium products contain glutaraldehyde in some form. The CO2 dosage from […]

10 Slow-Growing Plants in the Tank

When it comes to aquariums, there’s something truly captivating about the plants. However, as time goes on, many aquarium enthusiasts encounter a common challenge—the frequent need to trim and prune their plants. As a result, some of them start to consider slow-growing plant options. There are several well-known slow-growing plants, such as Anubias, mosses, and […]