Best Aquarium Plants in 2021
MyLifeUNIT Artificial Seaweed Water Plants for Aquarium, Plastic Fish Tank Plant Decorations 10 PCS (Green)
- MyLifeUNIT Aquarium Seaweed Plastic Plant, made of eco-free non-toxic pvc material, ceramic base, won't contaminate water, color won't fade
- Soft won't scratch fishes, plant will swing with the water which looks real, could be planted both in freshwater and seawater
- Note: Plastic water plants may get squeezed and deformation during packaging, put into 104 - 140 F warm water get restored
- Main Color: Green. Base Dia.: 2 Inches (5 cm); Height: 12 Inches(30 cm)
- Package Content: 10 x Aquarium Plastic Seaweed
CousDUoBe 9 Pack Large Aquarium Plants Artificial Aquatic Plants, simulate Plants and Aquarium Landscape vividly (12inch)
- This set would fit 20 gallon and up aquarium nicely,bright colors make your aquarium full of vitality.
- The ceramic base is more stable,using high quality plastic, free from rust and rot, do not affect the PH in the tank.
- Easy to clean - Artificial plants do not require special maintenance, smooth surfaces are easy to wipe and keep clean (please clean it before using)
- Each plant has a thick base, which is stable and can prevent plants from floating in the water.
- Package includes: 9 artificial plants, 7 different styles, about 12.5 inches in height.
CousDUoBe Artificial Aquatic Plants 11 Pcs Small Aquarium Plants Artificial Fish Tank Decorationsï¼ŒUsed for Household and Office Aquarium Simulation Plastic Hydroponic Plants
- Ceramic base is more stable, plastic plant odorless, rust-free, does not affect the water quality in the tank.
- There are 11 different styles, different colors of plants, the height is about 12 to 16 cm.
- Easy to clean - The smooth surface is also very easy to wipe and keep clean. Please wash it before using!
- With the water swaying, the simulation plants create a true underwater world for the fish.
- 100% Money Back Guarantee – in order to give you a better customer experience we promises a full refund to any dissatisfied customers.
CNZ Aquarium Aquascape Artificial Plastic Plant, 10-inch x 8-inch, Green
- Product Name: Aquarium Plastic Plant
- Base Size (Approx.): 10-inch x 3-inch'' (L x W)
- Total Size (Approx.): 10-inch x 8-inch (L x H)
- Material: Plastic; Main Color: Green
- Package Content: 1 x Aquarium Plastic Plant
CNZ Aquarium Fish Tank Green Lifelike Underwater Plastic Plant Aquatic Water Grass Decor, 10-inch Tall
- Product Name: CNZ Lifelike Aquarium Plastic Plant 10-inch
- Base Size (Approx.): 8.7 x 5.4cm / 3.4'' x 2.1'' (L*W)
- Total Size (Approx.): 35 x 26.5cm / 10'' x 6.5'' (H*W)
- Material: Plastic, Ceramic; Main Color: Green; Net Weight: 135g
- Package Content: 1 x Aquarium Plastic Plant
CNZ Aquarium Decor Fish Tank Decoration Ornament Artificial Plastic Plant Green/Purple, 11-inch
- Lifelike water plant ornament. Once it's in the tank you can't even tell it's made of plastic.
- Vibrant colors. Add life to your aquarium.
- Decorate your aquarium all the time with minimum maintenance
- Plant part, made of plastic. Base, made of ceramic. Non-toxic material. Safe for fish.
- Dimension: 11" tall x 5" wide
Marineland Bamboo 3 Feet, DÃ©cor For aquariums and Terrariums, Model:47431905481
- 3-FOOT BAMBOO: Realistic plant ideal for aquariums and terrariums.
- VERSATILE: Can be anchored to aquarium bottom or float freely in water.
- FISH HABITAT: Provides a place for fish to hide, reducing stress.
- EASY TO CLEAN: After drying overnight, remove any algae deposits with soft-bristled brush.
- EASY CUSTOMIZATION: Marineland plants come in many varieties, sizes and styles to let you create beautiful aquascape effects.
MyLifeUNIT Artificial Fish Tank Plants, Plastic Aquariums Plants Decorations, Set of 10 (Set of 10)
- SET OF 10 ARTIFICIAL SEAWEEDS: Our artificial seaweeds consists of 10 pieces, which are composed of various colors and shapes. When putting them into your aquarium, your aquarium will be illuminated and your landscape will be more nice-looking.
- RELIABLE MATERIAL: The aquarium decorations are composed by two parts. The leaves part is created by environmental PVC materials and the ceramic pedestal is mixed by clay and other natural mineral substance. Both are safe and reliable. The ceramic base has a certain stability that allows the seaweed to stand upright in the aquarium.
- SAFE AQUARIUM DECORATIONS: The plastic aquarium plants are soft and won't hurt your fish. The fish tank plants will neither fade nor create pollution to the water, which will provide a comfortable and clean living environment for the fish.
- LONG-TERM USE: Artificial plants are different from living plants, artificial aquarium plants, they don't get bigger, you don't need time to take care of the pruning. They won't rot in the water, which can be used for a long time.
- APPROPRIATE SIZE: Among the 10 artificial seaweeds, the shortest size is 3.9 inch(100 mm), and the longest size is 12.6 inch (320 mm).They are suitable for a variety of fish tanks. Note: Plastic water plants may get squeezed and deformation during packaging, put into 104 - 140 F warm water get restored.
Marina Ecoscaper Hydrocotyle Silk Plant Plant, 8-Inch
- Hydrocotyle silk plant decoration for aquatic environments
- Natural-looking translucent colors can't fade
- Easy and secure placement
- Undulate with currents
- Measures 8-inch tall
CousDUoBe 8 Pack Artificial Aquarium Plants, Used for Household and Office Aquarium Simulation Plastic Hydroponic Plantsï¼ˆMaximum 8 inches, Greenï¼‰
- The ceramic base is more stable, high quality plastic, do not damage to the water quality in the tank.
- Low maintenance: no special care, no pruning required. The Artificial Aquatic Plants remain the same as they were before.
- Color: gradient color makes our Artificial Plants more beautiful and real.
- With lifelike green plants, it means to restore a real undersea world to the fish, and meanwhile our artificial plants mean transforming your wear-looking aquarium into an eye-catching show piece
- The package contains 8 greens, 2 styles, Max. 8 inches.
'Rock Snot': State DNRs Banning Felt-soled Shoes to Prevent Spread of Invasive Species, Disease
Felt-soled boots and waders contribute to the spread of invasive aquatic plant species and disease between bodies of water.
Vermont will institute a ban on felt-soled foot gear beginning April 1. Missouri has scheduled public forums throughout the state on how to prevent the spread of "rock snot," an invasive alga that can disrupt food chains in streams and lakes. Alaska has also banned felt soles. And Maryland is in the process of banning them.
"Rock snot," the common term for Didymosphenia geminata, also known as "didymo," can produce thick mats of algae on the bottoms of streams and lakes, in the process disrupting the life cycle of many insects that trout and other species of fish feed upon.
Didymo has also been found in at least 18 states coast to coast, including New York as early as 2020, Maryland and Oregon. West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire have found the alga in their waterways.
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources said in an early press release from 2020 about the algae that didymo's range expansion is largely due to anglers and boaters, and yet sportsmen are also "the most important line of defense in minimizing the spread of aquatic invasive species."
The states have had public-awareness campaigns ongoing to prevent further spread.
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department explained in a recent press release why the focus is on felt: "Aquatic species can be spread in a number of ways, but felt-soled boots are a notable contributor to the problem, particularly with microscopic species that spread through cells and spores. Felt is especially problematic because it is difficult to dry, clean or disinfect. Felt's woven fibers create voids that remain damp for long periods of time, and didymo cells and other small material can penetrate and occupy these voids. Recommended treatments have often been found to be ineffective at disinfecting these spaces."
The Missouri Department of Conservation is trying to be proactive this spring in preventing the spread of didymo, which has been found in the White River just south of the Missouri-Arkansas border. Five public forums have been set in March and April in Missouri.
Missouri's message to anglers and boaters is "Check. Clean. Dry." And it's not limited to cautions about felt soles.
MDC advises that fishermen and boaters remove visible algae from their gear and equipment, but to not dispose of it by putting it down a drain or into bodies of water. They should clean their gear with a solution of two-percent bleach, five-percent saltwater or dishwashing detergent. All equipment and gear should be dried in the sun for at least 48 hours.
Even with these precautions, some experts believe that didymo and other species and diseases cannot be completely eradicated from contaminated felt soles and that is why some states have placed bans on the gear.
"In addition to educating anglers and boaters about the threats of Didymo, we are considering potential regulation changes to prevent the spread of this invasive alga," said Mark VanPatten, a fisheries biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation in a press release about the forums. "Public input in this process is very important."
Felt soles can spread many invasive species, not just rock snot.
Christopher Evans is the coordinator for the River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area in Southern Illinois. He said that he wasn't aware of any didymo in the southern part of the state.
"I'm all for banning felt soles and have actually mentioned it to the folks in the DNR [Department of Natural Resources] before," Evans said in answer to an e-mailed query. "Felt soles can move Didymo around, but it can also move the free-living stages of zebra mussels and New Zealand mud snails as well as potential diseases like VHS [viral hemorrhagic septicemia]. With the new rubber technologies coming out, felt is not as important for good grip on your wader soles as it used to be."
In addition to VHS, which affects numerous fish species and has been found in the Great Lakes and in Wisconsin waterways, whirling disease, which is fatal to trout and salmon, is another disease that can be spread by felt soles.
The Vermont FWD said that felt can be cut off of boots and that studded sole products can be attached to footwear, and "homemade" studded soles can be made by screwing in half-inch hex-head sheet-metal screws into the soles of rubber boots or waders.