If you want to create a perfectly aquascaped planted tank, you should know that there is more to it than meets the eye. Weeks, months, and even years have gone into some of the professional looking planted aquariums that you see online and in magazines. But, that does not mean it is impossible for you to replicate!

We have some really useful tips for starting and putting together a great, natural looking aquascape; starting with the best tank to use, the most beneficial substrate to add, using live plants and wood, and even the best fish to choose for that environment.

For more information on getting started, guide yourself in the right direction by reading our blog post. 

Do I need plant food to feed my aquarium plants?
Certain plant species are more nutrient dependent than other species.
For example, Common pond/aquarium weed (Elodia SP Crispa) is a simple, easy to care for plant which primarily provides itself with sustenance from photosynthesis and so is quite happy to grow in an aquarium with basic additives.

This is a stark comparison to carpeting species such as Hemianthus Callitrichoides, which require CO2 supplements (liquid or gas system) as well as macro element supplements (Potassium, iron, nitrates etc.
Depending on what sort of planted set up you have (High Tech/Low Tech), will depend on what species of plant you should keep as well as what and if you should be dosing with.

On a general basis, dosing liquid CO2, Iron and Potassium will apply and help a wide variety of species you would commonly keep even in a Low Tech set up.