It seems these days that planted tanks are becoming more popular. What’s a planted tank, you ask? Exactly what it sounds like. Instead of plastic plants a planted tank has real plants growing in it. For example:
To start and keep a successful planted tank, you’ll need several things.
1. Appropriate lighting. Full-spectrum LED lights work well for planted tanks and allow for photosynthesis to occur. You can find Fluval and Marineland LED lighting at J&M Aquatics.
2. Food (fertilizers, substrates, etc) – Seachem’s Aquavitro line of planted tank products is perfect for providing additives and other benefits for your plants. Our experts at J&M Aquatics can help you determine which product is right for your tank.
3. Extra Tools – Again, you can find small tools, forceps and even a plant-friendly glue for keeping plants in place from Seachem’s Aquavitro Aquarium Tool line. These can help with grooming those ever-growing plants and keeping your tank neat and tidy.
4. Plants! – What would a planted aquarium be without plants? We have a wide variety of plants from those that are easy to grow to ones that require a little more skill and finesse. We stock: Anubias, hairgrass, Java fren, Ludwigia, cryptocorynes, Vallisneria, Java Moss and more!
Stop in to J&M Aquatics today at 2851 North Avenue in Grand Junction and get started with your planted tank!