How to Build a Fish Tank
Plants

Vallisneria Spiralis (Eelweed)

Vallisneria spiralis is a substrate-rooted aquatic plant (non-floating) with fibrous root structure and is known also as straight Vallisneria, tape grass, eelgrass, or most commonly as eelweed. It is a very commonly-used aquarium plant and is actually one of the first plants used in aquaria back in the late 19th [Continue reading …]

Water Lettuce
Plants

Water Lettuce

Water lettuce consists of one species in the genus Pistia (Pistia stratiotes) in the Araceae. You may read about several different other Pistia species of plants called water lettuce and examples in other genera such as Limonensis, Apiosperium, and Zala but all have been reclassified previously misidentified and are now [Continue reading …]

Water Lily
Plants

Dwarf Lilies (Nymphaea nouchali)

Nymphaea nouchali is an extremely hardy plant and very easy to grow. It is an excellent choice for aquarist beginners who want to create a planted tank as it grows robustly and requires little maintenance (at least initially). Also known by several taxonomic synonyms (most commonly as Nymphaea stellata), the [Continue reading …]

Creeping Jenny
Plants

Aurea (Lysimachia nummularia)

Aurea (Lysimachia nummularia) is a hardy, substrate-rooted aquatic and semiaquatic angiosperm plant, an herbaceous forb in the Primulaceae related to primrose. It requires medium light and can be grown submerged as well as in wet surface conditions. Aurea is a popular cultivar of Lysimachia nummularia and is also known as [Continue reading …]