Create a realistic environment in your new cactus vivarium with the Komodo Cactus Vivarium Decoration set. The colorful cactus will look good in any tank and is also great at creating a warm and cozy place for your new pet to retreat under or around. This attractive plant is perfect for those who like to create a desert habitat with plants, vines and ornaments and is also great at making your pet feel more comfortable in its new enclosure. It is important to select the correct plants and vases to go with your aquarium setup so that they do not clash with your other ornaments. The plants used in this fish tank should also be hardy enough to survive in an aquarium full of hardy fish.
A few of the plants used in the decorative plants section include Sedum officinale, Ascocarpum scleranum, Passiflora uncinatum, Emblica ribes, Aster abundant, Artemisia capillaris, Polygonum multiflorum and Ephedra spicata. Most of these plants are suitable for low-light environments but a couple of others may need to be grown in full sun to ensure their vitamin content is not reduced. Some cactus species are very delicate and require a lot of care while growing. It is important to take proper care when planting them so that they do not die due to lack of water or pest infestation.
The most important thing to keep in mind with the plants is how they will grow with your unique aquarium style. They can grow into beautiful flowers if you put in the right kind of substrate and also look stunningly beautiful when they grow roots down into the substrate. However, if you have planted them in a substrate they may just sit there as they will not provide any nutrients to the water. When you plant plants in a gravel or sand bed then they will anchor their roots into the gravel or sand and provide a good place for the roots to form into beautiful flowers for you to enjoy in your Cactus Vivarium.
One of the most beneficial things to plant in your Vivarium is Java Fern. This is a type of floating plant which is perfect for the aquarium because it does not have the need for roots to attach to the bottom. Therefore, it will float freely in the water. It is important to remember to pick Java Fern plants only from a clean, shallow area near the base of the aquarium. If you try to pick a plant from the deeper levels of the aquarium, it can cause your aquarium to become overcrowded.
Once you have planted your cactus colony of ferns in their new home then it is time to give them some extra nutrients to help keep them healthy. The best way to do this is to add some rock salt to the water. Rock salt is excellent at providing calcium to your plants as well as other trace minerals. One thing to remember when using rock salt is to mix it very slowly and mix in carefully. Small amounts of rock salt are OK to add at first and then work your way up.
For the last step in growing your own cactus plants in a Cactus Vivarium it is time to select your favorite cactus. To find out which cactus is the favorite you should squeeze some of the leaves from it. If there is any white foam on the leaves then that is the preferred type of cactus for you. You should also take a good look at the blooms of the plant to see which ones will be the most luscious.
There are some other things to remember when caring for your Cactus plants and growing them in a Vivarium. First off you should never replant a single plant into a substrate that has already been used by another plant or animal. You should always remove the existing plant and transfer the soil to a new container. It is also not a good idea to over water your cactus as they will eventually die. Watering them on the outside of the soil only is recommended. Cactus roots cannot tolerate being deeply soaked and they will eventually die from the excess water.
Providing your Cactus plants with adequate lighting is important for them to grow strong and healthy. They can take light either from fluorescent lamps or from rocks. Both types of lighting are very beneficial for your cactus plant and they will do much better if you provide them with artificial light rather than natural light. You can also use a plant mister to mist your plants when the weather starts to get a little chilly. Just remember not to overdo it as the fumes can be toxic to your cactus.