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Pond plants add color, diversity and interest to ponds and aquariums

Pond plants are a great way to add color and diversity to your tank and home. If your fish tank or pond is purposefully designed to be a focal point or centrepiece within a particular area of your home, then its presence will have a far reaching effect on the appearance and feel of the space.

Most fish tanks of reasonable size have the ability to take over a room and draw your attention and that of any visitors to your home. Naturally, you will want to do everything you can to make sure that the fish tank is constantly kept at its best and looking interesting. The same applies to your garden pond, perhaps located in your entertaining or relaxation area.

If it’s going to be the first thing you see when you walk into the room, then you’ll want to keep it looking at its best. Sounding familiar, we have the perfect solution for you.

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Having an attractive collection of plant life in your tank is a great way to enhance the look and appeal of your fish tank. A big tank which contains very little or no pond plants has an uncanny ability to make a room look empty and drab – which defeats the purpose that most of us have for setting up a fish tank in the first place.

A wide range of sea fauna and plant life is readily available. It has become easier than it has ever been to acquire a mind boggling range of pond plants at very reasonable prices.

But with such a huge number of water plants for ponds to choose from, how do you know which ones are best for your particular tank?

Every tank is completely different from the next, and your pond plant needs will be different depending on the size of your tank, your water temperature and of course, the kinds of fish that you keep.

Note: Vallinsernia and Anacharis are known as the best oxygenators among pond plants.

You’ll hardly be surprised to read that different species of fish can originate from completely different locations around the world. To the point where some species of fish in your tanks would be unlikely to ever meet in the natural world.

This means that in the wild, each species of fish would be used to a different selection of pond plants. For this reason, we suggest researching the types of plants that are best suited to the type of fish you are keeping.

I’ve found Encyclopedia of Water Garden Plants one of the best books around.  What I like about the book is that waterlilies, lotus, submerged, floating and marginal water plants all get their their fifteen minutes of fame in the lavishly illustrated encyclopedia by Water Gardening Magazine founders Greg and Sue Speichert. Click here to buy this wonderful book at the best price from amazon.

Each category of pond plant is discussed in its own chapter.  I highly recommend it. You’ll find it’s well worth the price.

For some tips for choosing the best pond pump for keeping your aquatic life healthy and water sparkling, click on this link.

Check out the video below…turn down your speakers as the music is a little loud, but you will you will get a preview of some beautiful Vallisneria, Anacharis, Red Rotala, Hornwort, and Wisteria plants.