So you've received your plants in top condition from Aqualeaf Aquatics, now what do you do? Many people who are new to aquarium plants wonder how to go about planting them in their aquarium. This step by step guide will advise how you should prepare your plants for planting in the aquarium.
Algae normally appears when there is an imbalance in nutrients, CO2, oxygen and light. For example, too much light but too few nutrients and CO2 will cause algae. Poor distribution of CO2 and nutrients is also a common cause of algae. It is talked about widely that that lowering nitrates and phosphates (two vital nutrients) will reduce algae outbreaks, when actually, algae thrives in a low-nutrient environment. This is a myth and should be avoided in planted aquariums.