10 Best Live Aquarium Plants For Beginners

Updated on: June 2021

Best Live Aquarium Plants For Beginners in 2021


SunGrow Aquarium Grass Seeds, 12 Grams, Creates Lush Green Carpet Plant, Native Ecosystem for Fish, Fast and Easy Propagation, Ideal for Beginners and Pros, Salatigasis, 1 Pack

SunGrow Aquarium Grass Seeds, 12 Grams, Creates Lush Green Carpet Plant, Native Ecosystem for Fish, Fast and Easy Propagation, Ideal for Beginners and Pros, Salatigasis, 1 Pack
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Mainam 30+ Stems Package Starter Beginner Set Live Aquarium Plants Java Moss, Micro Sword, Rosette Amazon Sword, Anubias, Java Fern and More

Mainam 30+ Stems Package Starter Beginner Set Live Aquarium Plants Java Moss, Micro Sword, Rosette Amazon Sword, Anubias, Java Fern and More
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • LIVE AQUARIUM PLANTS: Package Starter Beginner Set, Perfect for any aquarium tank.
  • It creates a natural habitat in your aquarium for your fish and invertebrates.
  • 3 DAYS LIVE GUARANTEED : In a very rare case our live plant dead on arrive or within 3 days. Please send us the photo within 3 days. Live Guaranteed will be voided after 3 days of delivery. We honor our guaranteed.
  • Photo is not actual plant but is a sample of our stock.
  • Providing natural resting and hiding places for your smaller fish and invertebrates

Florida 10 Species Live Aquarium Plants Bundle

Florida 10 Species Live Aquarium Plants Bundle
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • IMPORTANT: Please note that during times of extreme weather, live plants will suffer due to extreme temperatures. During winter, do not order live plants when temperatures are expected to go below 20F at the lowest point during the day. During summer, avoid ordering plants when temperatures are above 100F.
  • Easy live aquarium plant species for any freshwater aquarium. You get 10 grown plant bunches, 1 of each species of ranging from 6 to 12 inches in height with the exception of the Lobelia Cardinalis which is about 3". Plants are grown in the US and subject to US standards for aquatic plants. Each of our plant bunches have several stems. Please note that some plants will take several weeks to transition to its aquatic form as some are grown emersed
  • Perfect for 10+ gallons aquariums. Create a natural habitat in your aquarium for your fish and invertebrates
  • Provide natural resting and hiding places for your smaller fish and invertebrates
  • Create a natural biological filter in your tank by having plants absorb nitrates from waste

1 Hornwort Bunch - 5+ Stems | Ceratophyllum Demersum - Beginner Tropical Live Aquarium Plant

1 Hornwort Bunch - 5+ Stems | Ceratophyllum Demersum - Beginner Tropical Live Aquarium Plant
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • IMPORTANT: Please note that during times of extreme weather, live plants will suffer due to extreme temperatures. During winter, do not order live plants when temperatures are expected to go below 20F at the lowest point during the day. During summer, avoid ordering plants when temperatures are above 100F.
  • Easy live aquarium plant specie for any freshwater aquarium. This species of hornwort (Ceratophyllum Demersum) is specifically for aquariums. Aquarium Plants Discounts grows and ships this plant, other sellers are selling pond hornwort which is a different color and texture.
  • Create a natural habitat in your aquarium for your fish and invertebrates
  • Provide natural resting and hiding places for your smaller fish and invertebrates. Perfect for 5+ gallons aquariums
  • Grown and shipped from our California nursery. Please note that if you are in California, you can only buy from sellers within the state not out of state due to CA Dept of Agriculture regulations.

PERSUPER Aquatic Plant Tweezers Scissor Spatula Tool Aquarium Scrapers 4 in 1 Stainless Steel Aquarium Tank Aquascaping Tools Set for Fish Starter Kits & Aquariums Tank Plants Kit

PERSUPER Aquatic Plant Tweezers Scissor Spatula Tool Aquarium Scrapers 4 in 1 Stainless Steel Aquarium Tank Aquascaping Tools Set for Fish Starter Kits & Aquariums Tank Plants Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Stainless Steel Material:Made of durable stainless steel material with excellent flexibility and will never suffer rust. The ridged handle will provide secure, comfortable grips on your fingers.Suitable for freshwater and seawater.
  • Scientific design: Straight and curved tweezers have serrated tips that help to hold on to the material without slipping. You can use these tweezers to handle live food for large aquatic pets or corals.
  • Wide range of uses:suitable for all kinds of aquarium plants, aquarium base, gravel and other aquarium decoration. The key advantage is that it allows for precise trimming and maintenance without interfering with other decorative and aquatic plants.
  • 4 in 1 Aquascaping tools:Straight Tweezer, Curved Tweezer, Aquatic Curved Scissor, Spatula. Comes with a decent velvet pouch, for you to package well when not in use.
  • Friendly reminder: Dry this stainless steel aquarium tool after use. Keep away from children and saline substances

Red Flame Sword - Beginner Tropical Live Aquarium Plant

Red Flame Sword - Beginner Tropical Live Aquarium Plant
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • IMPORTANT: Please note that during times of extreme weather, live plants will suffer due to extreme temperatures. During winter, do not order live plants when temperatures are expected to go below 20F at the lowest point during the day. During summer, avoid ordering plants when temperatures are above 100F.
  • You get 1 young Red Flame Sword. An easy live aquarium plant specie for any freshwater aquarium. PLEASE NOTE THE RED LEAVES WILL START COMING OUT ONCE ACCLIMATED TO YOUR AQUARIUM. THE PLANT LOOKS GREENER LIKE THE ONE ON PICTURE #2 WHEN SHIPPED.
  • Make your fish tank look natural and beautiful. Perfect for mid-size and large aquarium
  • Provide natural resting and hiding places for your smaller fish and invertebrates
  • Aquarium Plants Discounts Red Flame Sword Plant Guide included

24 Water Spangles (Salvinia Minima), Live Aquarium/Aquatic/Floating/Pond/Beginner Plant by G&Z

24 Water Spangles (Salvinia Minima), Live Aquarium/Aquatic/Floating/Pond/Beginner Plant by G&Z
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • PLEASE DO NOT BUY IF THE DAY TIME TEMPERATRUE IN YOUR AREA IS BELOW 35 OR ABOVE 85 FOR THE COMING WEEK
  • Each order contains 24 water spangles, each plant should contain 4-6 leaves, see Picture #3 for reference
  • A special light for aquatic plants is required for indoor aquarium, no substrate required for this plant
  • Strong water movement in aquarium should be avoided for this plant
  • 100% Alive On Arrival (AOA) Guarantee from G&Z, if there is any problem (EVEN AFTER A FEW DAYS), just send us a message to receive a replacement

Micro Sword Aquarium Live Plant - Easy Foreground Carpet Plant

Micro Sword Aquarium Live Plant - Easy Foreground Carpet Plant
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • IMPORTANT: Please note that during times of extreme weather, live plants will suffer due to extreme temperatures. During winter, do not order live plants when temperatures are expected to go below 20F at the lowest point during the day. During summer, avoid ordering plants when temperatures are above 100F.
  • You get one Micro Sword Plant clump of about 1 to 2 inches wide, grass length of 2 to 3 inches tall. An easy aquarium plant specie for any freshwater aquarium
  • Provide natural resting and hiding places for your smaller fish and invertebrates
  • Very low maintenance and fast growing plant; great for beginners and experienced aquarium hobbyists
  • Does not need special or high intensity lighting; can be kept in any freshwater aquarium

Greenpro (Anubias Nana 10+ Leaf Rooted) Anubias, Java Fern, Moss and More! Freshwater Live Aquarium Plants on Driftwood for Aquatic Tropical Fish Tank Decorations - Easy for Beginner

Greenpro (Anubias Nana 10+ Leaf Rooted) Anubias, Java Fern, Moss and More! Freshwater Live Aquarium Plants on Driftwood for Aquatic Tropical Fish Tank Decorations - Easy for Beginner
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • LIVE AQUARIUM PLANTS : We sourced very exotic and rare specie (Java fern, java moss, anubias etc.) which already tied on driftwood. Easy to drop into your aquarium tank no hassle to tie up the plant.
  • SOURCE OF FOOD : Natural driftwood can provides nutrients like lignin, cellulose and tannins which improve disgestion for fish.
  • CREATE NATURAL LOOKING : Adding driftwood can enhance environment of your tank. Your aquarium pets need a hiding place and feel safe at home
  • BEST QUALITY | With our experience, every plants from Greenpro will be professionally inspected, packed and organized with suitable boxes for all weather conditions to make sure that will retain the freshness and healthiness to our customer hands.
  • HIGH TECHNOLOGY : Our plants grown by using the latest technology and facility with digital controlled nursery to ensure that our plants are diseases pest snail and algae free.

Mainam Pogostemon Octopus Potted Beginner Freshwater Live Aquarium Aquatic Plants Decorations for Fish Tank Aquascape

Mainam Pogostemon Octopus Potted Beginner Freshwater Live Aquarium Aquatic Plants Decorations for Fish Tank Aquascape
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • LIVE AQUARIUM PLANTS: Pogostemon Octopus 1 Potted, Perfect for any aquarium tank.
  • Difficulty - Easy | Light - Medium | Usage l Midground, Background
  • 3 DAYS LIVE GUARANTEED : In a very rare case our live plant dead on arrive or within 3 days. Please send us the photo within 3 days. Live Guaranteed will be voided after 3 days of delivery. We honor our guaranteed.
  • Photo is not actual plant but is a sample of our stock.
  • Safe for your aquarium pets. Creating natural perspective.

Terrarium in a Tank

I've been taking care of plants, animals and many combinations of the two for years. One of the things I enjoy the most about having an aquarium tank for a terrarium is the variety of things you can do with it.

The thing I enjoy with the tank for fish that I have used for plants and the toads that are in them is that I can keep changing the tank to suite the plants or animals that I want to put in them at any time. I made the terrarium almost a year ago, since then I have added more and different kids of plants and then a week ago I got to add some toads.

You can use any kind of aquarium for a project like this. It is up to you but I like a larger one like this 20 gallon tall tank. I used a few unique tricks to get the plants to incorporate the tallness of the tank.

To start something like this you need to find a tank. If you don't want to pay for a new one start searching garage sales, flea markets and thrift stores. We have been able to find many of the tanks we have at local Salvation Army and thrift stores.

We get them when they have no cracks, for a terrarium you should get one that does not have any cracks. When you get your tank you will be filling it with some gravel, dirt and peat moss. But first you need to get a few more things for the terrarium.

I have used a piece of wood for the tall object on the side that would give the tank it's use of tall space and as a climbing anchor for any climbing plants. You can use a like piece of wood or some other thing such as a piece of wrought iron, a ceramic piece such as a statue or garden decoration.

I used three pieces of tile for the tall plant box that is in the right hand side of the tank toward the back. I used a ceramic drill bit to drill two holes in each square and cable tied the three pieces together.

You can use any kind of ceramic tile, anything that you take a fancy to is usable. Any tile as long as it is stone, mason or any kind of ceramic is usable. I used three pieces that are a natural color and purchased them at a Menard's store near me. I had a drill and ceramic/glass drill bit already. I also picked up a pack of plastic cable ties from the electrical section of the store to connect the tiles together.

What you do is lay the pieces out on a surface and mark the places for the drilling. I put the three pieces with one parallel to the front or back of the tank, with the other two pieces going at an angle toward the back. I will fill the space between the tiles and the back of the tank with gravel and dirt and some peat moss and then plant some plants in there.

When you start put a piece of masking tape down on the tile so the bit does not skid across the surface. I marked the four sides of the tiles with a marker and then slowly drilled the holes. I used a one quarter inch drill bit especially for ceramic/glass. I drilled the holes on two tiles, two holes on each tile right across from each other, about an inch from the side of the tile.

I went down from the top and up from the bottom of the tiles about two inches. This will keep the plastic cable ties down from the top of the tiles planter so that the plants in front of it hides the ties. The two on the bottom will be under dirt.

The drilling went fine for me, sometimes you will get the tile in a bad spot and it will break, this happens. Just get a new tile, they should not cost very much, you can use the broken tile for a decoration in the tank or in some other project.

I cable tied the tiles together using the cable tie, just push the pointed end of the cable tie through the hole of one tile and then through the hole of the next tile. Then stick the end of the cable tie through the box part of the cable tie and pull it tight. Cut the extra part off the cable tie and do the other three. When you have them all done and ready, place them in the tank.

You should do this where the tank is going to sit for good, a sturdy table or like I did a buffet. If you try to move the tank after filling it, the tank will weigh too much and you will hurt yourself. So, fill the tank and such where the tank is going to be for awhile.

Place the three tiles how you want them, I placed them against the back to form a trapezoid with the glass as the long side of the shape. You can figure out how you want it and do it however you wish. You can even use more tiles and get more interesting shapes. I then filled the bottom of the tank with about an inch of gravel. Then about two more inches of gravel in the trapezoid shape to fill it more. Don't try to fill the shape you use with your tiles and not the rest of the tank. The gravel in the bottom of the tank holds the tiles in place no matter where they are and what shape they are in.

I then put some good potting soil and peat moss into the tank, with more going into the trapezoid shape. I filled the bottom of the tank with about four inches of soil, the potting soil and the peat moss. The trapezoid is filled to the top, some has spilled out from when I water the plants. I occasionally toss in some more peat moss and soil every once in a while to add to the soil composition and to add some fertilizer.

I then put in the stick, it is about a foot and half tall and about four inches around. I just took one that we had found that had some interesting knobs and such on it. I placed it slanting up to the corner so that any plants could climb up it.

I then found some interesting plants to add to the terrarium. The climbing one is a philodendron from my vivarium. I also have added some kind of fern and a couple of others over the last year, one is almost like a palm. I don't get into finding out the names of plants, I just see one I like at the store and buy it, then see if it works in the tank.

I have been using some fertilizer every once in a while, about once a month or so. I also add some more peat moss or potting soil every once a month or so. This adds some of the needed nutrients that the plants end up eating. You can also do as I have and put things like toads in yours if you wish. From the picture you can see I have made a tank top out of some wood molding, screen and a couple of hinges. The plastic is just pieces of Plexiglas that I bought already cut.

I used some pieces of wood that I had from other projects and made the top to keep the crickets I am feeding the toads in the tank. You can also buy a tank top for yours if you don't want to go through the hassle of making one. I have the tank up against the window for sun light. It doesn't get too cold in the winter and the plants do well with the amount of sun they get. I have only had the toads a few days and they seem happy so far. If you put animals such as toads in a tank, you need to follow care guides for them. I have put a dish for water in the bottom of the tank and will feed them crickets and worms on a regular basis.

You can place anything you want in your tank, yard or garden decorations, plant spikes or anything you wish. You can make it as personable as you wish.

Just remember to water your plants, give them fertilizer or some fresh soil every once in awhile and if you add some kind of animals like toads, don't add the fertilizer on them. They will fertilize the plants for you, along with any crickets or food that the animals don't eat.

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