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    Cultivation of aquatic plants is indispensable for daily maintenance. If long-term care is not taken or improper care, it is likely to cause aquatic plants to become sick, such as withered leaves and poor growth. To eliminate these phenomena requires our maintenance and pathological knowledge of the aquatic plants. A certain understanding can ensure the good growth of aquatic plants.

    Conservation of Aquatic Plants

    1. Regular Water Change: Water change is the most important means to improve the water quality of aquatic plants. The frequency of water change for aquatic plants should not be too frequent. Generally, it is changed every 7-10 days, and one-fifth or one-fourth of each change is the most appropriate. Unless there is a serious disease or problem with the plants, the water can be completely replaced. Otherwise, the best way to change the water is to exchange it gradually.

    2. Regular Fertilization: If it is a single farmed aquatic plant, the breeder should fertilize it regularly to ensure the nutrients needed for the growth of the aquatic plant. The selected fertilizer varieties need to be determined according to the varieties of aquatic plants. Because different aquatic plants have different nutrient requirements. Only by choosing suitable fertilizers according to the species of aquatic plants can the normal growth of aquatic plants be ensured.

    3. Timed and Quantitative light: Light is a necessary condition for photosynthesis of aquatic plants. Water plants cannot undergo photosynthesis and cannot continue to grow. For normal aquatic plants, a fixed light time of 6-8 hours should be guaranteed every day. Allow water plants to carry out sufficient photosynthesis.

    4. Necessary Cleaning Filter: The filter does not need to be cleaned frequently. Generally, only the fine filter cotton needs to be cleaned, and the coarse cotton is slightly rinsed with water. Most fine cottons need to be replaced after one or two cleanings, and some high-quality fine cottons can last for 3 or 4 times. It is best not to replace the fine cotton all at once, leaving about 1/3 to have a better filtering effect. These old cotton can be discarded in the next cleaning.

    5. Constant grass tank water temperature: The growth environment of aquatic plants has specific requirements. Most aquatic plants are suitable for growing in a water temperature of 22-30 degC, but when the temperature is lower than 15 degC or higher than 30 degC, the aquatic plants will stop growing or die. Therefore, in the process of cultivating aquatic plants, the temperature of the water quality should be checked frequently to ensure that the water temperature environment can be provided for the proper growth of aquatic plants.

    Diseases of aquatic plants:

    1. The plant grows continuously, indicating insufficient light;

    2. The leaves become pale, yellow or transparent, which may also be insufficient light, but the main reason is insufficient nutrients, and fertilization is needed;

    3. The leaves are defective, which may be eaten by fish or snails. If the round ones are snails, they will be caught. If the bite marks are messy, it means that you have a tropical fish that loves to eat grass, or change the fish. The tank, or feed more plant feed, may be helpful;

    4. There are several possibilities for decay and hair growth. Temperature, light, water quality and algae. Algae is the biggest enemy of aquatic plants. It combines with aquatic plants to grab nutrients, carbon dioxide, and block light. Grass is very dangerous to fish.

    5. The best way to control algae is prevention, reasonable lighting, regular partial water changes and monitoring of water quality at any time. If you have lost control, you can buy some strong algae-inhibiting medicine or filter with ion resin.

    Regardless of breeding aquatic plants or fish, it is inevitable when they get sick. The combination of many aquatic plants and fish plants will better promote the growth of aquatic plants and fish. It should be noted that if fish and aquatic plants are farmed together, pay attention to the density. Provide enough space for aquatic plants and fish to avoid stunted growth.

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