Interpet has announced the launch of a new liquid Plant Food and Plant CO2, which aquarium owners can use together daily, alongside their feeding routine, to improve the growth and health of their aquarium plants.
The group said it launched these two products so that aquarium plants receive the right nutrients to enable them to “flourish” without nitrates and phosphates, encouraging optimum plant growth without stimulating algae.
According to Interpet, benefits of the new liquid Plant Food and Plant CO2 also include the promotion of lush, green plant growth and are harmless to filters and all species of fish, shrimp, invertebrates, and plants.
One pump treats 20 litres when used daily and the new products are most effective when used together. They are also for use in cold water and tropical freshwater aquariums only.
Both products are available in 125ml containers and would treat a 60-litre aquarium for three months when used as recommended.
Adrian Exell, development and marketing manager at Interpet, said: “Just like fish, plants need the right food to live, grow and be healthy. And, just as houseplants need CO2, so too do aquatic plants. Aquarium plants often lack the nutrients they need in an artificial aquarium environment, so require a helping hand.
“Our Plant Food contains the right nutrients without nitrates and phosphates for aquarium plants to flourish. It ensures optimum plant growth without stimulating algae too, so the aquarium water won’t go green. Meanwhile, alongside the correct lighting, our Plant CO2 completes photosynthesis requirements.”
He added: “We would encourage regular use of both to boost and maintain healthy aquarium plants. They’re easy to use, aquarium owners can simply treat each morning at the same time as they feed their fish. We recommend people use them together for optimal plant growth and strength.
“Use one pump per 20 litres of water daily of each, easy dose, liquid formula treatment. The Plant Food will not permanently discolour the water if the instructions on the pack are followed and people use our online Dosage Calculator for exact dosing requirements.”