AquaSense Trimmings are plant trimmings from our store display tanks. Re-supply of the stock of these plants is determined by the growing speed of our displays. If any plant is marked out of stock, please send us a message to see when we might be trimming again.
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AquaSense Trimmings – Salvinia auriculata
Salvinia auriculata is a cosmopolitic floating fern, 1-3 cm, that grows quickly if there is sufficient nutrition and light. Light leaves are a sign of a shortage of micronutrients. It tends to shade light from the plants at the bottom. Salvinia varieties have small hairs on their leaves, making them water resistant.
Helps prevent algae by shading parts of the aquarium and using nutrients in the water. Grows very big in the wild and in optimum conditions. A decorative plant for open aquariums.
Previously named Salvinia natans.
AquaSense Trimmings – Duckweed Portion
Duckweed (Lemnaceae), also known as water lens and bayroot, is a tiny floating plant, that holds the distinction of being one of the smallest flowering plants in existence.
It can be found in nearly every type of aquatic environment, but only truly thrives and proliferates in environments that have little in the way of current.
A portion is roughly a large handful of Duckweed.
AquaSense Trimmings – Limnobium laevigatum Portion
Limnobium laevigatum from South America is a decorative floating plant that is particularly suitable for open aquariums. 1-5 cm tall and leaves from 5-15 cm wide. It is also good in traditional aquariums, because the fine, long and decorative roots provide protection to gouramies and other surface fish that like the roots of floating plants. If there are enough nutrients in the water and the light intensity is good, new leaves will appear above the water surface.
A portion contains a minimum of 5 pieces.
AquaSense Trimmings – Hydrocotyle tripartita
Hydrocotyle sp.”Japan” is the popular name of the plant in different plant forums. It is a variant of Hydrocotyle tripartita from South-East Asia. It is characterised by fast, compact growth and small, intense green leaves on vertical stems. The plant is carpet-forming (5-10 cm tall) and its compact growth can be promoted by physically pressing the carpet with your hand when maintaining your aquarium (mechanical retardation). Carpet formation and compact growth do best in good light.
AquaSense Trimmings – Ceratophyllum demersum ‘Foxtail’ Portion
Ceratophyllum demersum ‘Foxtail’ also known as “Hornwort” was found in a smaller tributary in Bolivia during an expedition to Rio Guapore, a boundary river between Brazil and Bolivia. Ceratophyllum has no roots as such, but it can still be planted in the bottom of an aquarium and stems can become up to 80 cm tall and 5 cm wide. ‘Foxtail’ differs because its leaves are closer together and it has lateral shoots, which gives it an attractive, compact appearance. The plant also distinguishes itself because it is hardier and its stalks do not break as easily as those of other Ceratophyllum-varieties.
AquaSense Trimmings – Taxiphyllum barbieri Java Moss – L
Taxiphyllum barbieri from South-East Asia is a hardy plant which makes few demands on the water or light. The moss becomes 3-10 cm thick and grows willingly on any surface, so it is ideal for decorating stones and tree roots or concealing installations in the aquarium. Attach the plant with a piece of fishing line or cotton thread until it has gained a hold on the décor. If its growth becomes too luxuriant, it can be pruned with scissors. In breeding aquariums Taxiphyllum barbieri is a wonderful hiding place for the young fish.
It is also known as Java Moss.
Marimo Moss Ball
Cladophora aegagropila commonly known as the Marimo Moss Ball, Russian Moss Ball or just Moss Ball is not really a plant, but a ball of algae from 2-9 cm wide. It is a decorative exception from the rule about avoiding algae at all costs. It is normally found in shallow lakes, where the movement of the waves forms it into a sphere. In an aquarium it must be turned regularly to keep it in shape. Cladophora aegagrophila can be divided into smaller pieces, which become spherical with time, or which form a carpet, if attached to roots and stones. Protected in parts of Japan.