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 – Ceratophyllum demersum ‘Foxtail’ Portion
Ceratophyllum demersum ‘Foxtail’ 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.
In our experience, this plant has a tendency to kill cyanobacteria in the aquarium. You can drop a portion in your tank to treat cyano, and remove once the problem is gone.
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.
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.