On the other hand I've seen this plant doing very well in an aquarium with 100% RO-water, which probably has a pH of 6 to 6.5 and almost no hardness. Click here for a lot more information about aquarium water conditions. Aquarium Size: This plant can grow to be more than 24" tall. On the other hand it can be trimmed back to fit a shallower aquarium or allowed to grow to be very large. Decor: we've found that it's best to just drop this plant onto the aquarium substratum and let it root naturally. Aquarium Filter: Bio-Wheel Filters are highly recommended for aquariums with fish. But plants usually do better without a Bio-Wheel Filter, because Bio-Wheels quickly remove CO2 from the water, and plants need CO2. The addition of Lava Rocks will keep nitrates in the ideal range for fish, which is not too low for plants. Click here to learn more about using Lava Rocks in aquariums. Life Span: this live plant can live for several years and sometimes many years with proper care and good water.
Popularity: For a long-long time Live Plants like this one have been very popular.Names: The scientific name for this plant is Nymphaea lotus. Variations: There are lots and lots of variations of this plant, which is probably due to the fact that it has been imported from a very wide area in South and Central America.
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