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You might think that aquarium owners who have, or would like to have, live plants are difficult to buy gifts for.  Not so!   Any of these products along with a gift certificate for a shop that carries live plants, is the perfect gift package for your live plant lover.

Aquarium Plants - Real or Artificial?

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These plant weight anchors are perfect for aquariums or pond.  Keeps live plants in place, even when fish try to rearrange the tank, which they love to do.  

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CO2 Indicator

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Anyone who uses CO2 should have a CO2 indicator. Problem is, they have to be replaced regularly. That's good for you, because anyone who has a CO2 system can always use an indicator and/or refill. Don't know what brand they have? No problem, just buy a new one. New CO2 indicators don't cost much more than the refill.
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Eco-Complete Plant Substrate

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Good plant growth begins with a good quality aquarium substrate. Eco-Complete is one of the best. It contains over 25 minerals to nourish aquatic plants. It also includes live, Heterotrophic bacteria to convert fish waste into natural food for your plants. Eco-Complete eliminates the need for laterite supplementation.
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Natural Aquarium Vital

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Natural Aquarium Vital is a time-released CO2 producer, that differs from standard CO2 injectors.  It is a liquid supplement that is added to the water.  Eliminates the need for CO2 cylinders, controllers, or monitoring devices. A 16 ounce dose maintains a 50 gallon tank for up to 3 months. 

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Nutri Grow Plant Lamp

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Live plants require lighting beyond that in most standard aquarium lights.  Nutri Grow is a full-spectrum light that is perfect for enhancing plant growth. It provides the appropriate wavelengths to promote photosynthesis and plant growth. Defionately a must for avid plant lovers. Be sure to find out what size and type of light fixture your friend has before purchasing a light bulb. 

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Red Sea CO2 Bio System

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A simple CO2 system that can provide an almost constant supply of CO2 for approximately one month. The pump can placed at the bottom of most tanks, to allow for maximal CO2 diffusion. To prevent dangerously low pH levels, the pump can be switched off at night or connected to a timer.

 

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Tap Water Filter

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Plants require excellent water conditions.  The best way to accomplish that is to start with filtered water.  Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Tap Water Filter is an inexpensive unit that fits on any standard tap.  You'll instantly have good filtered water for your planted aquarium, as well as good drinking water. 

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The Simple Guide to Planted Aquariums

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Even experts will enjoy this well written book that covers all the bases for choosing and keeping healthy live plants. Covers plant species, lighting needs, substrates and supplements.  Makes a great gift, or a good addition to your own library.

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