planted tank service

Planted Tank Maintenance

Reef Route Aquatics is always available to assist. Check out our FAQ page, for questions. If you need planted tank cleaning, planted tank maintenance, or help with the planted tank setup? Contact us. Feel free to ask questions. We’re here to help.

Planted Aquarium service explained

Planted aquariums can be the most relaxing aquariums to own with their contrasting colors, with a small piece of the jungle sprinkled in. 



Planted tank maintenance isn’t all that different from any other aquarium. With good husbandry practices, a novice hobbyist can keep a planted tank in great shape. Planted tank cleaning would be like any other aquarium. Algae still has to be scrubbed, a percentage of water needs to be changed, and filters will have to be maintained or replaced. The only major difference is to correct both micro and macro nutrients.


A good or proper aquarium setup or installation should always take into account for maintaining the system. It makes no sense to setup an aquarium that’s difficult to work on. Budget is also a consideration.  When choosing equipment, always work within your financial means. Things break down, and when they do, you have to be ready to replace them in the event of failure. In most cases, sending more money really means more bells and whistles, and possibly saving you time. 


Care level really depends on what types of fertilizers you use.

  • EI Method –   Estimated Index is a DIY powdered fertilizer method of dosing nutrients for maximum plant growth.
  • Liquid Dosing – Monthly or bi-weekly dosing in the exact amount to replace used nutrients in the aquarium.
  • CO2 Dosing – Carbon dioxide (CO2) is necessary for plant photosynthesis and injected into the water with a diffuser.

CONCLUSION – Keeping a planted tank is all about what you’re willing to put into. If you don’t have the time, or know where to start, we can help you out. Our planted tank consultations are free. We can work with most budgets. So, if you need a planted tank cleaned, or a planted tank setup? Schedule your free consultation today!

If you're in the Murfreesboro Area

animal city

Please stop by Animal City on NW Broad St. They have high quality fish  and their staff is more than helpful!

If you're in the Nashville Area

aquatic critter

Visit Aquatic Critter on Nolensville Road. Huge selection of fish and equipment, and their staff is very knowgledable!