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Plants and Aquascaping

Aquascaping is the arranging of wood, rocks, substrate (ground), and plants in an aquarium to create a desired effect. An addition of just a few plants in any aquarium improves the balance of the aquatic environment and lowers the stress within the fish community. Happy plants happy fish. 

We offer very nice aquascaping rocks and driftwood, but only in small sizes that can be placed with fish orders - these products are very expensive to ship separately  and if large pieces are desired we recommend your local INDEPENDENT aquarium store.

A true planted aquarium uses aquascaping as the center piece of the fish tank as opposed to the fish. A planted aquarium is a hobby within a hobby and requires a good balance of carbon dioxide, algae control, and photosynthesis but the end product is quite rewarding.

There are three primary designs for the planted aquarium: the lush Dutch model, the Zen rock and moss Japanese model pioneered by Takashi Amano (the same shrimp guy), and the jungle model popular in the USA. AquariumFishSale.com offers the plants, wood, and rocks required to start this type of set-up. A good local INDEPENDENT aquarium store will have the proper lighting and, if required, carbon dioxide system. 

Our product line for aquarium for aquarium plants is big, but our line of terrarium and paludarium products are limited - but we have a few very nice items! 

ONE NOTE ON PLANT SUCCESS: There are two approaches to adding live plants. One approach is to simply add the plant to a common gravel substrate, no special lighting, no CO2, and hope for the best. In this case a few plants, such as anubias, will do fine. In many cases the plants will do fine for a few weeks but begin to fade. There is nothing wrong with this and decaying plants will not cause any problems with the water quality. The second approach is to provide and environment to allow even demanding plants like Rotala wallichi to thrive. This is a true planted tank and will take more advice than we can provide here. Please check out many of the online sources to learn about this underwater garden hobby.

  • Dwarf Hairgrass Potted
    $9.49

    Dwarf Hairgrass Potted

    Dwarf Hairgrass  Dwarf hairgrass is a beautiful ground cover in the planted tank and a nice habitat for the smaller species of the aquarium. Aquari...

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  • Dwarf Lily Bulb
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    Dwarf Lily Bulb

    Dwarf Lily Bulb When we receive our dward lily bulbs they do not have any growth. Growth should take place with small leaves sprouting within two w...

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  • Dwarf Sagittaria
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    Dwarf Sagittaria

    Dwarf Sagittaria The dwarf sagittaria plant does not take special care but needs moderate lighting and a substrate that will allow purchase for its...

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  • Frazeri Anubias
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    Frazeri Anubias

    Anubias frazeri Anubias frazeri is native to West Africa, grows well partially and fully submersed and is tolerant of low light. Frazeri have elong...

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  • General Bacteria Cure
    $15.49

    General Bacteria Cure

    API General Bacteria Cure Aquarium Pharmaceuticals, Inc offers General Bactieria Cure. General Bacteria Cure treats external AND internal bacteria ...

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  • General Fungus Cure
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    General Fungus Cure

    API General Fungus Cure Aquarium Pharmaceuticals, Inc offers General Fungus Cure. General Fungus Cure treats a broad spectrum of fish fungus infect...

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  • Giant Hairgrass Potted
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    Giant Hairgrass Potted

    Giant Hairgrass  Giant hairgrass is a terrific background hardy tall plant. The leafs are narrow, spiky, and dark green. Scientific Name: ELEOCHAR...

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  • Glossostigma
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    Glossostigma

    Glossostigma In contrast to long stemmed plants such as ludwigia, glossostigma forms a bushy plant with small leaves. These are desirable to add s...

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  • Hornwort
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    Hornwort

    Hornwort The hornwort plant is prolific in the wild all over the World and grows as a floating plant as well as a loosely anchored plant in muddy s...

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  • Hygrophila Pinnatifida
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    Hygrophila Pinnatifida

    Hygro Pinna  Hygrophila pinnatifida, and hygro pinna, is a pretty broadleaf plant that is hardier than other stemmed plants. Hygo is shipped five s...

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  • Hygrophila Willow
    $10.49

    Hygrophila Willow

    Hygro Willow  Hygrophila willow, or hygro willow, is named for the willowy leaves that sway with the water motion. the willow plant is hardy and re...

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  • Italian Vallisneria
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    Italian Vallisneria

    Italian Val  Italian val, also called straight vallisneria, is a hardy val and slightly smaller than the larger jungle val and has long green narro...

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  • Java Fern
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    Java Fern

    Java Fern Java fern are from the Island of Java in Indonesia and grow to about ten inches. These plants are very hardy and will root to drift wood ...

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  • Java Moss
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    Java Moss

    Java Moss In the right aquatic conditions java moss is a prolific ground cover. Java moss is attractive and looks very much like terrestrial moss a...

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  • Jungle vallisneria
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    Jungle vallisneria

    Jungle Val  Jungle val is the largest member of the eelgrass family found in the aquatic trade and can grow four feet high, so these plants make gr...

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  • Kent Discus Essential
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    Kent Discus Essential

    Discus Essential Water Conditioner Kent Marine offers Discus Essential - a water conditioner to provide a healthy environment for discus in the aqu...

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  • Madagascar Driftwood
    $16.99

    Madagascar Driftwood

    Driftwood Madagascar Driftwood in the aquarium provides a haven for fish and invertebrates, food for certain species such as plecos, and offers nat...

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  • Madagascar Lace Bulbs
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    Madagascar Lace Bulbs

    Madagascar Lace Bulbs The madagascar plant is famous for its lacy elongated leaves and a well grown plant is usually a centerpiece of a planted fis...

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  • Mermaid
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    Mermaid

    Mermaid The marsch mermaid is a small bushy plant that grows to about ten inches and features green and pinkish fern like leaves. If kept in a tank...

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  • Micranthemum ‘Monte Carlo’
    $11.49

    Micranthemum ‘Monte Carlo’

    Monte Carlo Monte carlo is an attractive and hardy ground cover plant with small leaves. The aquarium plant is popular because it handles a wide ra...

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  • Micro Sword Bunch
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    Micro Sword Bunch

    Micro Sword look like short blades of grass with a pointy tip, and create a pretty bottom area of an aquarium.  Scientific Name: LILAEOPSIS BRASIL...

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  • Moss Balls
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    Moss Balls

    Moss Ball The moss ball is a bizarre aquarium novelty that is actually a well behaved type of filamentous green algae! Also called "marimo" in aqua...

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  • Nana Anubias
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    Nana Anubias

    Nana Anubias This anubias plant is native to West Africa, grows well partially and fully submersed and is tolerant of low light. Nana anubias are v...

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  • Nesaea Crassicaulis
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    Nesaea Crassicaulis

    Nesaea Crassicaulis Bunched Plants (5 stems ea.) with lead weight Scientific Name: NESAEA CRASSICAULIS