If you have established your salt or fresh water aquarium with your desired fish and landscaping, but you feel as if there is still an element of your tank which is is still missing, you may want to consider adding carpet plants. Carpet plants are a very important component to the enhancing the appearance of landscape within your aquarium. Many aquarium owners purchase carpet plants because they are easy to maintain and are often affordable.

There are numerous types of carpet plants available for your home or business aquarium, and particular types of carpet plants that can be more difficult than others to grow and maintain. In this month’s article, the Connecticut custom aquarium professionals at Normal Aquatics have put together a list of a few popular species of carpet plants, that we typically recommend to our clients. These plants are capable of giving your aquarium a beautiful and natural landscape, while enhancing the health and happiness of your fish.

  • Java Moss: This is considered to be one of the more popular types of carpet plants amongst Connecticut aquarium owners. The plant’s popularity is most likely due to the fact that it is aesthetically appealing, while at the same time being low maintenance. It is not very susceptible to disease and does not need much attention in order to grow and expand throughout your aquarium. If you are looking to see this plant proliferate throughout your tank at a more rapid pace, we recommend that you attach it to a large rock surface within your aquarium.
  • Dwarf Baby Tears: If your are looking for a plant that has a unique appearance, then dwarf baby tears is the carpet plant for you. It is similar to Java Moss in that it is a durable plant and it is capable of encompassing your tank rather quickly. It also exudes high levels of oxygen, which can be very beneficial to the health of your fish. This type of plant will typically require high levels of lighting in order to thrive.
  • Dwarf Hairgrass: This type of carpet grass is usually recommended to aquatic hobbyists who are new to world of aquarium ownership. It does not require a great deal of maintenance other than a bright light environment and a small amount of trimming. It is capable of growing in many different types of conditions without any issues.

Similar to any other types of plants for your aquarium, the majority of carpet plants will require ongoing exposure to light and trimming in order to remain healthy and vibrant. When you perform trimming maintenance, you are promoting new root development and growth.

In recent years, carpet plants have been gaining in popularity for aquarium owners throughout Connecticut. They can be imported from locations from all around the world and add natural beauty to your aquarium, at affordable prices and with low maintenance. Based in Fairfield County, Connecticut, Normal Aquatics provides aquatic landscaping and aquarium maintenance services to customers throughout the Hartford, Waterbury, Stamford, and New London areas of Connecticut, as well as the tri-state area. If you are interested in our services, or have any questions, feel free to contact us today to schedule your no-cost consultation!