Richard James

Java Fern Ultimate Growing Guide 2022 (growing, feeding & propagating)

Java Fern, which goes by the scientific name Leptochilus pteropus, has been one of the most popular plants in the freshwater fishkeeping hobby for many years. This highly variable fern-like plant is famed for its ease of growth, unique leaf structure, and unusual way in which it anchors itself to rocks, wood, and decorations in …

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Dwarf Hairgrass Complete Growing Guide 2022 (growing, feeding & propagating)

Growing live plants in our aquariums has really grown in popularity over recent years, and one phenomenon that has become really popular is carpeting. Carpeting is the process of growing a thick carpet of low-level plants across the front of the tank. Many of the plants that we can use to create these carpets require …

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Monte Carlo Complete Growing Guide 2022 (growing, feeding, trimming)

Monte Carlo (more properly called Micranthemum ‘Monte Carlo’) is one of the easiest carpeting aquarium plants to grow across the aquarium floor. This plant is famed for being used by professional aquascapers to create lush, green carpets in their displays. Monte Carlo is a surprisingly undemanding plant that will quickly spread across the bottom of …

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Amazon Sword Plant – Complete Care Guide 2022 (growing, feeding & propagating)

Amazon Sword plants are probably one of the most recognizable plants, and certainly one of the most popular plants in the freshwater fishkeeping hobby. Amazon Sword plants have been in the hobby for 50 years or more, and their popularity has barely wained. Amazon Sword plants are beautiful, architectural, and incredibly hardy, making them an …

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