A question that many may ask is, “why plants?” Well, think of plants as the underwater trees of aquatic ecosystems.
In addition to natural décor, plants provide vital functions for aquariums as well.
In planted aquariums, instead of trying to keep the fish happy, the focus shifts to keep the plants happy. If the plants are happy and growing, fish will thrive.
Benefits of Keeping Aquarium Plants
Here are some of the benefits provided by plants:
With all of these benefits provided by plants in aquariums, it doesn’t make sense to have a freshwater aquarium without plants.
Think of it this way, an aquarium without plants is like a world without trees.
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