Echinodorus Horizontalis – Unpotted Plants (Imported from Thailand or Singapore)
Echinodorus Horizontalis is a captivating and unique aquatic plant that will transform your freshwater aquarium into a mesmerizing underwater landscape. With its striking horizontal growth pattern and lush green foliage, Echinodorus Horizontalis is sure to be the centerpiece of your aquatic setup. Elevate your aquarium with this extraordinary plant and create a stunning underwater oasis.
Care Guide: Echinodorus Horizontalis, also known as the Horizontal Sword Plant, requires specific care to thrive and showcase its full splendor. Follow these guidelines to provide the optimal conditions for its health and growth:
Tank Setup: Echinodorus Horizontalis needs a spacious aquarium to accommodate its horizontal growth habit. A tank with a minimum size of 20 gallons is recommended. The substrate should be a nutrient-rich gravel or sand to promote healthy root development.
Lighting: Provide moderate to high lighting for Echinodorus Horizontalis to ensure proper growth and vibrant coloration. Use full-spectrum LED or fluorescent lights for 6-10 hours a day. Adjust the lighting intensity based on the specific needs of your aquarium setup.
Water Parameters: Echinodorus Horizontalis prefers slightly acidic to neutral water conditions. Aim for a pH range of 6.5-7.5. The water temperature should be kept between 72-82°F (22-28°C). Regular water changes and a reliable filtration system are essential to maintain excellent water quality.
Fertilization: Echinodorus Horizontalis is a heavy feeder and requires regular fertilization to thrive. Use root tabs or liquid fertilizers specifically formulated for aquatic plants to provide essential nutrients. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for dosing.
CO2 Supplementation: Although not mandatory, providing carbon dioxide (CO2) supplementation can significantly enhance the growth and coloration of Echinodorus Horizontalis. CO2 injection can be done using a CO2 system or through the use of liquid carbon supplements.
Water Flow: Moderate water flow is ideal for Echinodorus Horizontalis. Ensure sufficient water movement to distribute nutrients and prevent stagnant areas. Adjust the flow using a filter or powerhead to create a gentle, yet consistent, circulation in the aquarium.
Maintenance: Regularly remove any dead or decaying leaves to maintain the plant’s appearance and overall health. Trim overgrown or discolored leaves as necessary. Prune runners and new plantlets to control its growth and prevent crowding.
Compatibility: Echinodorus Horizontalis is a versatile plant that can be kept in various aquarium setups. It is compatible with most peaceful freshwater fish species. However, avoid housing it with herbivorous or plant-damaging fish.
Experience the beauty and uniqueness of Echinodorus Horizontalis in your aquarium. Order now and enjoy the striking horizontal growth and lush green foliage of this exceptional plant. Whether you’re a seasoned aquarist or a beginner, Echinodorus Horizontalis is sure to become a focal point in your freshwater aquarium, providing endless fascination and enjoyment.
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