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10 Aquarium Plants You Can Actually Grow With African Cichlids (tried and tested!)

African Cichlids are one of the hardest groups of fish to keep with live aquarium plants. Most African Cichlids are omnivores, and a large number are pure herbivores, meaning plants are definitely on the menu. Over the years I have read countless best-of lists, and they are usually just a random collection of plants or …

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Anubias Barteri Growing Guide – Updated for 2022 (growing, feeding & propagating)

Anubias Barteri is an easy-to-grow aquarium plant that has been in the hobby for around 50 years. Although Anubias Barteri is a slow-growing plant, it is often used to add an instant sense of maturity to an aquascape. The broad, dark green leaves can add dramatic contrast when planted in the right setting. Anubias Barteri …

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Cryptocoryne Wendtii ‘Tropica’ Growing Guide – Updated for 2022 (growing, feeding & propagating)

Cryptocoryne Wendtii ‘Tropica’ is a truly unique plant whose leaves offer a stunning contrast against the traditional green of most aquarium plants. In my experience, this slow-growing plant grows well, even in lower light tanks, and is suitable for use in the midground of medium to larger tanks. Originating from Sri Lanka, Cryptocoryne Wendtii ‘Tropica’ …

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Moneywort Ultimate Growing Guide – Updated for 2022 (growing, feeding & propagating)

Moneywort, which is sometimes sold under its scientific name, Bacopa monnieri is a fairly easy-to-grow stem plant that is considered to be hardy, making it ideal for both beginners and those with a little more experience. Moneywort grows best when kept in aquarium that has medium to high light. It can struggle to grow in low light …

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Brazilian Micro Sword Ultimate Growing Guide 2022 (growing, feeding & propagating)

Brazilian Micro Sword is a small, slow-growing plant that originates from South America. The thin, dark green leaves only grow to a couple of inches high, giving rise to the plant’s common name, Micro Sword. Brazilian Micro Sword is one of the easiest carpeting plants to grow as it does not require CO2 injection and …

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Anubias Nana Petite Ulitmate Growing Guide 2022 (growing, feeding & propagating)

Anubias Nana Petite is a low-growing, dark green plant that is especially loved by aquascapers thanks to its habit of only growing a few inches high. This stunning plant is widely believed to be a mutation of the Anubias barteri. It technically goes under the name Anubias barteri var. nana, although it is generally sold …

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