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Aquarium plants dying

If you go onto Google and type aquariums plants one of the first things that comes up is the question

Why are my plants dying?

There are a lot of different responses to this questions, and most of them are wrong! so I am here to set you straight and tell you why your plants are dying and how to stop it from happening over and over again!

Firstly before you buy your plants you need to do research on what substrate you need….NO you cannot just use gravel..No you cannot just use sand! Most people believe that they can just chuck a bag of sand in the bottom of there tank and everything will grow, well i can tell you now it will not. Substrates provide your plants with nutrients, food. Can you imagine waking up in the morning and eating paper for breakfast? your body will struggle to survive the day. You want to wake up and have a big bowl of porridge or even a full English, SO DO YOUR PLANTS. Get the substrate right from the start and that will eliminate most of problems.

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So you have a substrate, you buy your plants, stick them in your tank and immediately they struggle, Why? think about a time when you have gone on holiday, the first day in a nice hot country, whats happens? you get burnt. your body isn’t used to this change in environment and neither are your plants. you may well get leaves going brown and dying but that doesn’t mean your plant is dead….you need to wait to see the new growth that will come through. The growth that is used to your tank environment. As long as your root structure is healthy you will get new growth.

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So your plant has taken to your tank and you have seen new growth but after a month the plant starts to die off, Why? Your not feeding it right. your plants need to eat right. Almost all tanks need Liquid CO2,  the liquid CO2 will encourage growth and keep algae down. To go along with the liquid CO2 your plants need macro and micro nutrients. With out all of these your plants will wither and die off, which will then encourage algae to your tank.

NEUTRO have three Fertilisers all of which provide your tank with everything that your plants need

Neutro CO2, Neutro T and Neutro +

Check our other post on fertilisers here

 

What’s in your mixed boxes of potted plants?

A great mixture of plants is my usual answer and before you ask – no you can’t have specific one’s in there :)

The whole idea of the mixed boxes is that you, the customer, get a great selection of plants that are typically fast growing and will take readily in your aquarium. We know how daunting it can be if you are new to plants about which one’s to choose, will they look right, do I have the right quantities etc etc. So the hard work is all done.

Now if you want specific plants which I know you sometimes do, then it’s best to buy those separately. But just to make it even more simple, all you need to do is work out the size of your tank and then choose the mixed box of plants to suit. It’s as easy as that! Oh and one last thing, don’t forget your fertiliser and I recommend Neutro T.

fresh as a daisy…

Our guarantee with aquarium plants

This has been a long standing guarantee but I thought it would be a good idea to remind our customers of the guarantee that we offer when purchasing aquatic plants from us.

We guarantee that the plants will arrive with you in perfect condition and are in 100% health. If for any reason you are not happy or the condition is not 100%, then send them back for a complete refund, no questions asked.

We’re super confident in our plants – we’ve been selling them for about 7 years now and we keep them in the same type of conditions that the growers do – we’re passionate about quality and we know you are too. By keeping the plants hydroponically, the plants transport better, and there are no snails or algae as all the leaves are above the water.  This means when we bag the plants up for you, there’s no reason why they should arrive with you in anything less than 100% – that’s right, they should be perfect!

If for any reason you are unhappy with the plants, then all you need to do is return them to us, and we will give you a complete refund for the price of the plants, no questions asked. We want you to be happy so this is our guarantee to you :)

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