Plant Replacement

Plant Replacement

If the plant in your tank turns yellow, it's most likely that the plant has died.  If you recently purchased your BioSphere, please reach out to the store that you purchased it from and inquire about their warranty policy.

For the safety of the BioSphere, you want to remove the plant.  The plant can be easily removed from the tank by gently pulling it straight up.

The plant is an essential part of the Nitrogen Cycle and it adds beauty to their habitat!

You can replace your plant with any 4-inch Lucky Bamboo, Java Fern, Sagittaria Grass, Hornwort, or Anubias - that you can typically find at a pet store that sells aquatic animals. To add Lucky Bamboo or Sagitarra Grass, push the plant down into the gravel/sand with your fingers, tucking the roots into the sand.  Once it has hit the bottom of the tank, gently push the decorative rocks around the plant to hold it in place - while the roots grow into the colored gravel and sand.  It's okay if some of the roots are exposed.

Java Fern and Anubias do well when they are not tucked into the sand.  Use the large rocks to secure them in place on top of the gravel.  Hornwort also looks great as a floating plant and is not required to tuck into the sand.

It is good practice to quarantine your plant when you purchase it for 7-10 days before adding it to your Biosphere.  This will allow time so if there are any pest snails or illness on the plant, it will be noticed before adding it to your BioSphere.  Take a tall, clear vase and add enough water to cover the plant.  Submerge the plant in the vase.  Remove any pest snails before adding your plant to the BioSphere.

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