Aquarium Plants?

Some plants do better in some conditions than others. Not all aquarium plants would do well in a pond for example. But they really aren't picky.
Yes plants are fine at the start of a cycle.
 
Some plants do better in some conditions than others. Not all aquarium plants would do well in a pond for example. But they really aren't picky.
Yes plants are fine at the start of a cycle.
Thanks for all the help you have given me!
 
Some plants are low tech and don't require too much fuss & others require co2, fertilisers, added nutrients etc. when in a tank.

Also, plants are fine during cycling.
 
Some plants are low tech and don't require too much fuss & others require co2, fertilisers, added nutrients etc. when in a tank.

Also, plants are fine during cycling.
Thanks for the tips! Do anubias and java ferns require any of those stuff like co2 etc?
 
Hello! Before I buy my first aquarium plants in the future, I have a few questions:

Do plants have specific water parameters required?
Can you add plants at the start of a cycle?

Thanks!
Always start your focus on the lighting they are getting. Unless a very high tech category yours will probably be classed low light. So java ferns, anubias, java moss, bacopa, anacharis and most cryptocoryne (crypts). Beyond that most are pretty resialiant. You should look up how they get planted though.

Now as for cycling, if you add them to a small tank to the point you don't see 70% of the bottom... Yes that alters cycling. Otherwise its basically a filter helper.

Welcome to plants!
 
Thanks for the tips! Do anubias and java ferns require any of those stuff like co2 etc?
I'm no expert in live plants however I believe that those two are fairly low tech and just need a regular light.
 
Most plants will do fine between 6.5 and 7.5 pH. Water harness should typically be soft to moderately soft. You will just have to research the plants you would like to keep and try to match those to your current water perimeters. There are some undemanding plants that are pretty tolerant to most conditions and very easy to grow.

As far as plants at the beginning of a cycle. Yes you can. You may not see the usual spike in ammonia, nitrite, nitrate you usually would see during a cycle. Plants a very efficient bio filters and depending on how many plants you have in a certain tank and what size bio load you have the plans may remove most ammonia produced before it hits your filter thus your bio filter may grow bacteria slower than the traditional cycle.
 
Hey guys! This is the aquarium I have but we haven't started cycling yet:

Are the beginner plants suggested fine with these lights n' stuff and do they need any like fertilisers or co2? Thanks!
 
Also consider if your plants will be tasty to your fish (if you are getting a goldfish they'll nibble and dig up some plants more than others.)

I have anubias and java fern in my tank - I'm especially happy with the look and ease of the anubias - in my opinion you can't go wrong with those.
 
I have a juwel rio 240 too! I have anubias, java fern, salvinia, java moss and loads more that I can't remember the names of. They all do well with the lights that come with the tank and no Co2 or fertilizers
 
Also consider if your plants will be tasty to your fish (if you are getting a goldfish they'll nibble and dig up some plants more than others.)

I have anubias and java fern in my tank - I'm especially happy with the look and ease of the anubias - in my opinion you can't go wrong with those.
Thanks for the tip! The fish I'm planning to buy might be stuff like ember tetras, honey gouramis, sterbaI cories, kuhlI loaches, BN pleco and stuff idk yet. Do u think they'll be okay around plants or a no no?
 
Those fish should be fine with plants. It's mostly goldfish and large cichlids that are destructive towards plants.
Okay thanks! Since we have the same tank, is there any way to change the colours of the lights or does it require like a day night cycle thingy?

Sounds like an awesome tank already! The fish you listed shouldn't effect the plants.
Thanks for the help
 
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Hey guys! I also forgot to mention:
Would the plants you guys recommended be okay in a sand substrate?
Do they require root tabs? If yes, how often?
 
You can make DIY root tabs if you want to save money. All you need is medicine capsules and organic fertiliser. I use these and I replace them every few months with about two in each plant pot. In your case you could put a few under each plant in the substrate.

There are also Seachem flourish tabs that are quite popular which have to be replaced every 3 months.

I'm not sure about the liquid fertiliser.
 
Also I just want to add that you will probably need to get another filter for the juwel rio 240. The filter that comes with it is really insufficient. I added 2 filters along with the one that came with the tank.
 
Also I just want to add that you will probably need to get another filter for the juwel rio 240. The filter that comes with it is really insufficient. I added 2 filters along with the one that came with the tank.
Thanks for the tip and how long did it take to cycle ur tank?

You can make DIY root tabs if you want to save money. All you need is medicine capsules and organic fertiliser. I use these and I replace them every few months with about two in each plant pot. In your case you could put a few under each plant in the substrate.

There are also Seachem flourish tabs that are quite popular which have to be replaced every 3 months.

I'm not sure about the liquid fertiliser.
Thanks for the tip
 
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Anubias and java ferns can also be attached to rocks or driftwood with some super glue or a rubber band. They grow best that way in my experience. I've never used root tabs for those plants and they grow fine but you could try it and see if it works better for you.
 

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