Amazing Aqua-Floras Resin!
Submerse in water and watch as a lush, organic garden blooms before your eyes.
The Aqua-Flora line of resins is amazing and easy-to-use; The live, fresh water plant seeds sprout straight out of the resin, and provide an amazing aquascaping experience!
Maximize your Aqua-Flora's Growth!
The Aqua-Flora line is a great way to add more life into your fish tank. Aquatic plants have many benefits in your tank such as helping with filtration and giving your tank a more naturalistic look! Keeping aquatic plants can be intimidating to some people, so we developed the Aqua-Flora to be a quick and easy solution to fill your desire for keeping live plants with your favorite fish.
While the Aqua-Floras are an easy solution to planting into your substrate, all plants and animals require certain conditions to ensure they are healthy and given the best opportunity to grow. Your Aqua-Flora is no different. We are going to take a deeper dive into your Aqua-Flora and learn more on how to maximize its growth.
What kind of plant is the Aqua-Flora?
The Aqua-Flora has been developed using the seeds of “Glossostigma elatinoides” or “Glosso” for short. The Glosso plant is a “carpeting” plant, meaning that in ideal conditions will grow into a thick carpet like it does on the bottom of lakes and bogs in its origin of Australia, New Zealand, and Tasmania.
How to take care of your Aqua-Floras:
Add a Plant Growth Light!
For the Glosso plant to thrive, it must have plenty of light. When you place your Aqua-Flora into your aquarium, make sure it is in an area with plenty of light and away from shade. We do not recommend using the ambient light of the room as the primary lighting for your Aqua-Flora, as this is not enough for most aquarium plants to thrive. If you do not have enough light for your aquarium, the Cascade Plant Growth LED Light is a great choice for smaller tanks that can help your Aqua- Flora grow.
We recommend your aquarium light be on 10-12 hours a day to create ideal conditions for your Aqua-Flora. If you cannot switch the light on and off at the same time each day, we recommend putting your light on a timer to ensure your plants and fish get a proper day/night cycle.
Aquarium plants get their nutrients from the water and substrate. Once your Glosso plant starts to establish itself, you may notice roots growing down into the gravel of your tank. We’ve had success growing Aqua-Flora without the need for aquarium plant fertilizers, but for faster growth, the addition of any aquarium safe plant fertilizer, root tabs, and CO2 supplements may help. While these additions will aid in the growth of your Aqua-Flora, we have had successful growth without these additions.
Water movement/ circulation is another important factor in ensuring your Aqua-Flora is getting enough nutrients. Check to see if your filter is creating enough water movement and circulation for your Aqua-Flora. A gentle sway of your plants leaves/ decoration in the water current is a good indicator your water is moving at an optimal rate. For additional water circulation and movement, consider adding an air stone which will move the water while adding oxygen for your fish and other inhabitants
Another important factor in growing your Aqua- Flora successfully is to ensure the water temperature is set to what it would encounter growing naturally- we recommend keeping your aquarium set anywhere from 72-82 degrees Fahrenheit. To achieve these temperatures, check out the full Penn-Plax Heater Line to give your Aqua- Flora the temperature conditions it needs.
*Most freshwater fish and plants will tolerate this temperature range; ALWAYS research what temperature your fish and other plants require before increasing or decreasing the temperature in your aquarium for an Aqua-Flora.
Light, Nutrients, and Temperature are all important factors in ensuring your Aqua-Flora is growing to its fullest potential. If followed correctly and given the best opportunity to grow, the addition of an Aqua-Flora in your aquarium can be a very rewarding experience! Consider placing multiple Aqua-Floras in your aquarium to create a beautiful aquascape and lush carpet!
How Does It Grow? -
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a plant grow LED Light? No, Aqua-Flora’s do not require a LED light for growth, but a plant grow LED will speed up the growth process and ensure optimum garden.
What LED light should I use? Penn-Plax makes the perfect LED Glow Light for the Aqua-Flora’s. Check out the PGL1- Plant Grow Light. This 12 bulb high power light is designed with the perfect spectrum for optimum plant growth. Better yet, it is a great price and a true value!
Is CO2 needed for growth? No, this is not necessary but if you have this available for other aquatic plants it can only help!
Will fish eat the plants on the Aqua-Floras? Certain fish will eat the plants and others will not. It is advised to do some research to see if your fish eats plants.
My fish ate the plants off of the Aqua-Floras, is this safe? Yes, the plants are 100% safe and healthy snack for your fish.
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