Can Water Hyacinth be used to purify aquarium water?
I’m not sure about this, so I don’t want to say anything, but I think you should visit a proven site that has good articles on how to take care of fish and how to clean the aquarium properly. There I learned a lot about my fish, just go to the site and learn more here in order to do everything right. And then the fish will thank you.
A self-cleaning aquarium sounds like a great idea, but it’s not very realistic. Plants will remove nitrate, phosphate, and some other chemicals from the water (which is one of the reasins we have to do water changes), but using the plants doesn’t replenish the minerals (calcium, magnesium) in the water that the plant and fish need to have. That’s part of why water changes are done as well. Another thing you’d have to consider is that you have to provide the lighting that these plants need. Water hyacinth grows in full sunlight, so would need to have very intense lighting to match this. I keep ponds and have water hyacinth plants in these, but when I bring them indoors for the winter, They barely survive in the tanks, and I use a compact fluorescent lighting system made for saltwater. That’s not to say using plants in an aquarium is a bad idea – they will use some of the nitrate in the tank, and that keeps it healthier for the fish, and helps prevent algae (the plants compete for the sa