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Hello! I have no experience with live aquatic plants, but I currently have a flounder and Tuesday I am getting an axolotl. Out of curiosity, I figured I would investigate and see if there are any benefits to possibly adding live plants to my tank? It stays at a steady 70 degrees and has black sand substrate. Both of my babies are carnivores, so it's not like it would be a snack or any of that. What would be the benefits of adding live plants, or should I just leave the fake ones in? Thank you!!
 

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IMO, live has the benefit of improving water quality- they help remove things like ammonia, but mostly nitrates - abd help oxygenate the water. Plus it looks nicer than plastic.

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IMO, live has the benefit of improving water quality- they help remove things like ammonia, but mostly nitrates - abd help oxygenate the water. Plus it looks nicer than plastic.

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Well... some people dont like plants. Water quality can also be improved with good filtration and regular partial waterchanges. Oxygen can be increased by the use of surface agiation. Hence IMO.

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I don’t like plants, but I can’t deny their benefits


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However, I’ll certainly argue against the NEED for plants because as you mentioned there’s more than one way to do it.


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