Did you know that most plants can survive without soil? A plant that is kept in a pot with stones to hold the roots is called a hydro culture. Some plants can survive fully submerged in water while others need to be supported in air with the roots crawling down into the water. Here at Aquabana we are delighted to start research into developing hydrocultures that will thrive within a indoor aquarium adding even more three dimensional artistry to your ecosystem. Imagine a natural tank ecosystem with an amazing and unique house plant emerging from the top of your tank growing from an artistic vase. The plant will be super healthy kept vibrant by eating your fishes excrete and absorbing light from a simple floor/reading lamp! This of course takes the idea of biological filtration within a tank to another level. As we progress with our studies we will post pictures of our trees and our successes stories as well as our failures, as we try to take the art of the aquarium to the next level. Their are many sites online that list plants that can live successfully submerged if you would like to read more on the subject of creating hydrocultures.
A mums shrub and a dwarf maple tree sapling two weeks after starting their life in an outside hydroculture tank with comet fish as fertilizer.