Best Foreground Aquarium Plants For Nano Tanks “Elatine hydropiper Or Eight-Stamen Waterwort”

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Best Foreground Aquarium Plants For Nano Tanks “Elatine hydropiper Or Eight-Stamen Waterwort” – Elatine hydropiper or commonly called as Eight-stamen waterwort is one of aquarium carpet plant and it’s categorized to medium caring level. This ground cover plant native to Europe and Northern China. In 2010, The Anbias Plant Company was brought this foreground plant into the market.

Probably, this aquarium foreground plant population was originally collected in Italy (Adams 2010). In Italy, this aquatic carpet plant only grows in the North West of Italy. This aquatic plant species live in and on rivers, ponds and marshes.

In the South of Italy areas and other of the Mediterranean areas that can be found two more species almost look alike Elatine hydropiper that is Elatine gussonei and Elatine macropoda. E. gussonei, which has been cultivated successfully in aquaria recently.

Best Foreground Aquarium Plants For Nano Tanks "Elatine hydropiper Or Eight-Stamen Waterwort"
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Best Foreground Aquarium Plants For Nano Tanks “Elatine hydropiper Or Eight-Stamen Waterwort”

When planting this carpet plant species, it has soon spread on the substrate and covered the substrate as quickly, so this plant is very suitable for the ground cover plant. The E. hydropiper looks like a miniature version of G. elatinoides, but this plant has more small size than G. elatinoides. That makes it look terrific when keeping in large or nano tank as a carpet plant.

Best Foreground Aquarium Plants For Nano Tanks Elatine hydropiper Or Eight-Stamen Waterwort
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Best Foreground Aquarium Plants For Nano Tanks “Elatine hydropiper Or Eight-Stamen Waterwort”

In good conditions, Glossostigma elatinoides can grow almost invasively. Different with Elatine hydropiper, it can grows moderately fast and is thus far easier to keep than G. elatinoides . ‘ If you want to build a nano tank with iwagumi style or accentuate the carpet plant as the layout of your tank, Elatine hydropiper is the right choice. It has tiny leaves with fresh green colour look like a lawn. But this plant also looks stunning in large tanks as a foreground plant.

Best Foreground Aquarium Plants For Nano Tanks Elatine hydropiper Or Eight-Stamen Waterwort
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Best Foreground Aquarium Plants For Nano Tanks “Elatine hydropiper Or Eight-Stamen Waterwort”

As other carpet plant to planting this plant, you must make it to several part if you have 1 cup or more of this plant. And put part by part to the substrate by giving space around 5 – 10 centimetres. You can use aquascaping tweezers to handle putting this plant to the substrate.

Best Foreground Aquarium Plants For Nano Tanks Elatine hydropiper Or Eight-Stamen Waterwort
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Best Foreground Aquarium Plants For Nano Tanks “Elatine hydropiper Or Eight-Stamen Waterwort”

To improve growing Elatine hydropiper and covered all the areas you want, you must regularly give fertilizer, injecting CO 2 and giving enough lighting. Use substrate with rich nutrients like ADA Amazonia will help more the Elatine hydropiper to grow strongerand healthier.

Best Foreground Aquarium Plants For Nano Tanks Elatine hydropiper Or Eight-Stamen Waterwort
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Best Foreground Aquarium Plants For Nano Tanks “Elatine hydropiper Or Eight-Stamen Waterwort”

The photo above is the results from applying the Elatine hydropiper as a carpet plant in the tank. The aged of that tank is four week. That’s all about Elatine hydropiper which it’s one of Best Foreground Aquarium Plants among the aquarium hobbyist.

See the video below that’s how to planting Elatine hydropiper on the substrate by using aquascaping tweezers:

Plant Profile :

  • Major group: Angiosperms
  • Order: Malpighiales
  • Family: Elatinaceae
  • Genus: Elatine
  • Botanical Name: Elatíne hydrópiper L.
  • Common Name: Eight-stamen waterwort, Elatine hydropiper
  • Origin: Europe, North Asia, East Asia
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Growth: Medium
  • Lighting Needs: Medium-High
  • Temperature Tolerance: 4- 26° C
  • Optimum Temperature: 16 – 26°C
  • Carbonate Hardness: 4- 8° dKH
  • pH: 6.4 – 7
  • Carbon Dioxide: 20-40 mg/l
  • Nitrate: 10-50 mg/l
  • Phosphate: 0.1-3 mg/l
  • Potassium: 5-30 mg/l
  • Iron: 0.01-0.5 mg/l
  • Propagation: Runners, Splitting, Rhizomteilung, Cutting Off Daughter Plants
  • Plant Type: Creeping Stem or Rhizome
  • Can grow emersed?: Yes
  • Suitable for Beginners: No
  • Availability: Available commercially
  • Potioning In Aquarium: Foreground, Nano Tanks, Ground Cover