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Category: Mosses & Floating Plants
The creation of a moss carpet, growing on the substrate of the aquarium is also possible. Aquarium mosses with their different green tones, textures and growth forms offer many attractive possibilities for aquascaping. Even floating plants such as Riccia and Ricciocarpos natans are found among the mosses.
Floating Plants– Just like the ones under water, contribute to improving the ecological balance in the aquarium. Although they are rare in aqua scaping designs, they can greatly enrich classic community or biotope aquariums. Floating plants consume nutrients such as nitrate and phosphate from the water, while their photosynthesis produces oxygen in return. Thanks to their emersed leaves, they can just take the element carbon from the ambient air, therefore the use of a CO2-system is not mandatory. Insofar floating plants are rather modest, undemanding plants for an aquarium or paludarium. In the plant thicket and especially in the finely fronded underwater roots, the offspring of fish and shrimp and other microorganisms will find ideal shelter and of course spawning grounds for adult animals.
Mosses- Botanically, mosses are non-vascular plants in the land plant division Bryophyta. They are small (a few centimeters tall) herbaceous (non-woody) plants that absorb water and nutrients mainly through their leaves and harvest carbon dioxide and sunlight to create food by photosynthesis.