Choosing An Aquarium Substrate

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These days there is an abundance of choice when it comes to aquarium substrate. From sand to gravel and soils, all have benefits depending on the type of fish and tank you keep. Swell UK has a wide range of …

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Should I buy fry or adult tropical fish

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When buying tropical fish it is not quite the same as buying a tin of baked beans from the supermarket. There’s a lot more to consider here such as the size the fish will get when it is an adult …

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Limnophila Aromatica

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Origin: south-east asia Type: Stem Growth: Medium Height: 25 – 50cm Width: 5 – 8cm Light demands: 0.25 watt per litre CO2 demands: 3 – 5mg per litre Description: There is several varieties of limnophila aromatica, the variety proposed by …

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Ludwigia Glandulosa

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Origin: North America Type: Stem Growth: Medium Height: 15 – 40cm Width: 5 – 12cm Light Demands: 0.50 watt per litre CO2 Demands: 6 – 14mg per litre Description: Ludwigia Glandulosa, once traded as ludwigia perennis, is a slow growing …

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Pogostomon Erectus

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Origin: India Type: Stem Growth: Medium Height: 15 – 40cm Width: 10 – 15cm Light Demands: 0.50 watt per litre CO2 Demands: 6 – 14mg per litre Description: Pogostomon Erectus forms compact groups of bright green, conifer-like stems, creating a …

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Nymphoides sp. ‘Taiwan’

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Origin: Asia Type: Bulbs and Tubers Growth: Fast Height: 15cm – 25cm Width: 10cm Lighting Demands: 0.25 watt per litre CO2 Demands: 3 – 5mg per litre Description: Nymphoides sp. grows in Asia and Africa – this variant of the …

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Pogostemon Stellata Eusteralis

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Origin: Asia Type: Stem Growth: Medium Height: 15 – 25cm Width: 10 – 20cm Light Demands: >1 watt per litre CO2 Demands: 15 – 25mg per litre Description: Pogostemon Stellata is distinguished by it’s shape, and stunning colour. difficult to …

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Bacopa Caroliniana

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Origin: USA Type: Stem Growth: Slow Height: 10 – 30cm Width: 3 – 10cm Light demands: 0.25 Watt per litre CO2 demands: 3 – 5mg per litre Description: Bacopa Caroliniana, originating from the USA, has been used as an aquarium …

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Fissidens Fontanus

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Origin: North America Type: Moss Growth: Slow Care Level: Advance Height: 1 cm – 5 cm Width: 0.5 cm – 1 cm Light demands: 0.50 Watt per litre CO2 demands: 6-14 mg per litre Description: This featherlike Fissidens-moss with tight …

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Alternanthera Reineckii Purple Lilacina

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Origin: South America Type: Stem Growth: Medium Care Level: Medium Height: 15 cm – 40 cm Width: 10 cm – 15 cm Light demands: 0.50 Watt per litre CO2 demands: 6-14 mg per litre Description: Alternanthera reineckii ‘Purple’ from South …

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Alternanthera Reineckii Pink Roseafolia

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Origin: South America Type: Stem Growth: Medium Care Level: Medium Height: 25 cm – 50 cm Width: 10 cm – 15 cm Light demands: 0.50 Watt per litre CO2 demands: 6-14 mg per litre Description: The purple colour underneath leaves …

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Alternanthera Reineckii Mini

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Origin: Cultivar Type: Stem Growth: Medium Care Level: Medium Height: 5 cm – 10 cm Width: 10 cm – 20 cm Light demands: 0.50 Watt per litre CO2 demands: 6-14 mg per litre Description: This miniture version of the well-known …

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Hottonia Palustris

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Origin: Asia Type: Stem Growth: Medium Care Level: Easy Height: 10 cm – 20 cm Width: 4 cm – 6 cm Light demands: 0.25 Watt per litre CO2 demands: 3-5 mg per litre Description: The stalk plant Hottonia from Asia …

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Riccia Fluitans

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Origin: Cosmopolitan Type: Moss Growth: Medium Care Level: Medium Height: 1 cm – 5 cm Width: 5 cm – 10 cm Light demands: 0.50 Watt per litre CO2 demands: 6-14 mg per litre Description: Japanese Takashi Amano has inspired many …

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