Experience in growing aquatic plants and things to note

It is important for newcomers to choose aquatic plants for aquariums. Should choose aquatic plants that are easy to live, easy to grow, low difficulty.

The article shares experiences, guides and explains why new players should float some aquatic plants before planting or attaching to driftwood rocks on the bottom of the lake.

1. Drop the aquatic plants in the lake before plugging into the lake

Co2 and O2 gas in growing aquatic plants

Most of these plants need to be removed are shallow plants, tissue transplants, or water-leaf plants but have just changed the environment too differently from the old ones. The common point of these plants is that when in the old environment, for example, the concentration of the most important nutrients such as carbon in the air is always very high, many times higher than the aquarium. most balanced. For example, the average amount of CO2 in the air is more than 300 mg / l (300 ppm), while in an extremely good Co2 gas reservoir, it usually stops at 30 ppm, 10 times less.

In tissue culture environment, the plant absorbs a huge amount of Co2 gas in a comfortable and direct way. O2 gas does not need to discuss much about the concentration between shallow and underwater environments. Both Co2 gas and O2 gas are more abundant in the aquifer surface than at the bottom, so the first time drifting is necessary for the tree to not be deficient in these two essential substances.

Nutrition for plants before putting them into aquariums for planting aquatic plants

The plants are exhausted and tissue culture implants mainly through the roots, unlike the nutrient uptake mechanism through leaves, the roots of plants have the ability to select the necessary nutrients without being easily poisoned. In addition, the surface layer of the lake usually has good flow and nutrition is best transferred to the roots and leaves

Environmental shock

In addition to o2 gas, co2 and nutrition gas, the shocking of plants also causes great shock, if this environmental shock is accompanied by a lack of o2, co2, the likelihood of dead plants and leaves will be very high. Aquatic plants need time to adapt, and floating on the surface of the lake is a good way to root trees, adapt to the new environment.


The temperature has a direct effect on the amount of o2 dissolved in the water, if the temperature is cool, the plants will lack o2 gas.

Water pressure

The tree is exhausted when it is launched at the depth of the lake, water pressure is also a cause of stress. The internal pressure needs to be pinched abruptly, from which the metabolic activities in the plant also decrease, from which the plant is difficult to grow and even unable to grow.

The light

This is another reason, some shallow plants need light directly from the sun, and when floating on the surface of the lake, they have access to the energy from the lamp in the best way.

2. Experience drifting aquatic plants before plugging in the background

It is recommended to rinse the plants, remove them from large dust. If it is a tissue culture plant, it is necessary to wash the nutrient gel layer because this solid nutrient is easy to cause mold and bacteria to attack plants.

Gently and carefully with roots and leaves, avoid damaging plants during this sensitive period.

You can insert plants into driftwood near the water surface to fix it, or buy a box like fish in a clip, or you can simply make it quite easily, as long as you leave the tree in the water layer.

Tree should be floating in the surface layer from 3-7 days depending on the tree and in case, when the roots grow out (white), the tree may be ready.

Should choose a lake with stability to float and grow these sensitive plants.

Do not launch too many plants at once in a tank, because there is a chance that the bacteria will attack and spread during the time when the tree is weak.

If you are careful, you can gradually change the depth of the plant to the adapted tree, for example when the tree is already rooted, you attach it to the driftwood branch in the middle of the lake first, then descend to the bottom.

The temperature of the lake floats so cool, ideally from 20 to 26 degrees.

The floating lake should be filtered or scooped out to filter the surface to make the surface layer, providing enough o2 for this time tree.

The floating drift is required to have good co2.

Nutrition of the lake may not be very much, but it must be clean, avoid organic and micro-organism.

Avoid changing too much water and changing the temperature of the aquarium drop this time.

A light dose may be used according to the instructions for tree size bottles such as VitaTM, Seachem advance, ADA Green Gain, Nuphar Faster.

For aquatic plants it is necessary to let them float on the water so that they can get used to the environment in the new lake. Obeying exactly what we have just shared will conquer most aquatic plants in the early stages.