FAQ: Aquatic Plants

In this FAQ you will find information on all aspects of freshwater live plantkeeping (also known as Aquatic Gardening). We also include detailed information on lighting, algae and snails which may be useful to all aquarists.


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Basics Q&A
Lots of basic questions answered spanning the whole range of topics from appropriate fish to heating cables.
Plant Survival
A shorter and more narrative introduction to plant keeping.
Plant Listing
A descriptive list of most common aquatic plants, including a ``blacklist'' of false aquatic plants.
Duration, intensity, and how to make your fluorescent fixture turn on by itself.
The compressed bottle method.
Substrate Heating
Why do it, construction hints.
Mail-order sources, books, magazines, an e-mailing list for aquatic gardeners, more detailed articles, etc.

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The official home site of the FAQ is maintained by Erik Olson as part of the The Krib.