An aquarium does not just serve as a home for your pet fish but as a decorative piece for your room, living room, or wherever you wish to place it. Adding plants inside it allows you to make it more attractive while at the same time, giving your fish a more suitable place to live with more oxygen and places to hide or sleep in. Just make sure that you secure the plants with aquarium plant weights so you can keep them where they are supposed to be. These are metal or lead strips that are tied and twisted around driftwood and plants to keep them anchored to the bottom of your aquarium tank. You can buy them in rolled or cut variants.
No more floating plants
Choosing your plant weights is dependent on your budget and the ease of use they provide for you. You can opt to buy metal aquarium plant weights that are already cut into strips. You can buy them in different widths to ensure that you are provided with the right size to secure your plants without appearing too visible. On the other hand are rolled plant weights that are made from solid lead and can be bought in rolls that have a length of at least 3 meters or 10 feet.
Make the most of your plant weights
Aquarium plant weights can also be chosen according to its pliability. Remember that you need to twist them around the plants so buy something made of soft material that you can easily manipulate with your fingers. As for the size, they should be less than half an inch thick so nobody can notice them. If you need to tie down a lot of plants with different sizes, choose the rolled plant weights for your aquarium. Not only are they more useful for such situations but they are also highly economical to use.