Basic rules

The 7 rules for an effectively functioning aquarium

Bed Set-up:

The basis for healthy plant growth and a stable aquatic environment is provided by a humus-rich nutrient medium and a Bodenfluter cable to create nutrient seepage springs.

 

Water: Establish a quality of water in line with your fishes' needs by binding contaminants, adding vital substances, replacing part of the water on a regular basis and installing a water heating system for fish and plants from tropical waters.
Filtration: Establish a quality of water in line with your fishes' needs by binding contaminants, adding vital substances, replacing part of the water on a regular basis and installing a water heating system for fish and plants from tropical waters.
Plants: Aquatic plants create healthy conditions for your fish, stabilise the biological balance and prevent algae growth. With this in mind, plants should cover around 80% of the aquarium bed – with fast-growing varieties making up half of the initial stock
Plant care: The systematic supply of nutrients to your aquatic plants will boost their growth, thereby maintaining the right biological balance in your aquarium. 
CO2-Fertilization: Tropical waters display characteristic levels of dissolved CO2. This is the essential basis of all plant life and also controls the water's pH value.
Lighting: Light is essential to photosynthesis and the "fuel" that drives the growth of all plants. Red-leaved varieties in particular grow in full sunlight, for example, and thus require strong light in the aquarium, too.

 

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