Aquatic Horticulture, Middle TN.
Expert Care for Lush and Healthy Planted Aquariums
Nurturing Your Aquatic Garden to Flourishing Perfection
BENEFITS OF PLANTED TANK CLEANING SERVICE
Lush and Healthy Aquatic Garden
Expert Plant Care
Time and Effort Savings for Aquarists
Proactive Issue Prevention
Customized Plant Selection
Aesthetically Pleasing and Stress-Free Planted Tank
PLANTED TANK SERVICE
Cultivate the Ideal Planted Aquarium
Maintaining a lush and thriving planted aquarium is a rewarding endeavor, but it comes with its share of challenges. As a planted tank enthusiast, you’ve likely experienced the frustration of dealing with overgrown plants, nutrient imbalances, and the constant battle against algae. The time and effort required to keep your planted tank in its pristine state can be overwhelming, leaving you questioning the vitality of your aquatic garden.
With each cleaning and maintenance session, you’ve realized the intricacies involved in nurturing your planted aquarium. Keeping a balanced ecosystem, optimizing plant growth, and managing water quality can feel like an unending struggle. DIY cleaning solutions often fall short, and the potential for disrupting the delicate balance of your planted tank adds to the frustration.
At Reef Route Aquatics, we present the definitive solution to your planted aquarium challenges. Our planted aquarium maintenance and tank cleaning services are meticulously crafted to transform your aquatic garden into a flourishing oasis of greenery and serenity.
Our team of experts specializes in the care and maintenance of planted tanks. We offer a comprehensive range of services, from routine cleaning and water parameter management to nutrient optimization and plant care. With our guidance and expertise, you can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of your planted aquarium without the stress of maintenance. Let us be your trusted partner in achieving a vibrant and healthy planted tank, where your aquatic garden thrives and your plants radiate natural beauty. Rediscover the tranquility and vitality of your planted aquarium with Reef Route Aquatics.
Additional Planted Aquarium Service Included
In addition to what we provide with aquarium maintenance, our planted tank services may also include the following:
- Equipment maintenance – CO2, dosing pumps.
- Visual check of equipment, PAR check on lighting, filtration.
- Visual check of disease, swimming and breathing of fish and inverts.
- Fertilizer – (Simple one part)
Differences Between Planted Tank versus Fish Only
First off lets define the differences between the 2 systems. This will help you, and Reef Route Aquatics understand and identify the tasks, objectives, and scope of work needed to successfully keep both.
One of the major differences is lighting. Planted tank setups almost always have a higher PAR or better than average lighting setup. Either Metal halide , sodium vapor, or intense LED’s to name a few. A fish only aquarium doesn’t even really need lighting at all. The main purpose of lighting in a fish only system is to see the fish. It doesn’t need to be powerful, and should be dimly lit. After all we’re just trying to view fish, not grow unwanted algae.
The second major difference is the dependency of trace elements. Not to be misunderstood, any aquarium with a plant would or could benefit from some extra fertilizer, but a planted tank would most likely suffer if not dosed on a regular basis. In order for Reef Route Aquatics to call a planted tank a “Planted Aquarium,” it must require additional supplements.
The substrate is the last real difference between the two. Substrate for a fish only aquarium should really be cleaned every 4 weeks. This helps remove detritus and uneaten food that causes issues with algae. With all the different substrate methods and types for planted aquariums, cleaning the gravel or sand is almost a no, no in most cases. We either don’t want to disturb the substrate, or we end up removing nutrients that the plants could be using naturally.
So there you have it. These are the major differences between planted and fish only systems. If you have any further questions? Feel free to visit our BLOG page on the subject or send us an email. We’ll be more than glad to help out a fellow hobbyist.
PLANTED TANK SETUP
Planted aquarium maintenance isn’t all that much different from a reef tank to a certain degree. Water changes are done to replenish trace elements for the plants just like coral. Regular maintenance will keep the conditions prime for plant growth.
Here’s some of our highlighted services that come with your planted aquarium service agreement:
- Plant trimming
- Fertilizer (Simple one part)
- Replace CO2 tank
- Algaecide treatment.
Regardless of he method of fertilization you chose, or the use of C02, Reef Route Aquatics can help keep your aquarium clean and your plants green.