Tonina Belem

Aquatic Plants
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Tonina Belem is a unique aquatic plant that features a vertical stem with thin leaves shooting out to the side. Found in shallow waters in the wild, Tonina Belem is an advanced aquatic plant that is not recommended for novice planted aquarium hobbyists as it has very particular care requirements. Soft water and a slightly acidic quality substrate is a must and high-quality aquarium LED lighting along with CO2 injection is required to grow this aquatic plant properly. Tonina Belem also needs a consistent dosing schedule and an ample supply of iron and micronutrients. Tonina Belem grows vertically and will produce lateral shoots if provided with enough light, but often times, most aquatic stem plant species grow at a quicker pace leaving most Tonina species susceptible to being covered, resulting in a lack of lighting received. Propagation is simple and similar to other aquatic stem plants. You can simply cut off the shoots using clean aquascaping tools and replant the cut portion back into a quality substrate. 

This aquatic plant species requires patience and know-how to keep. If given optimal conditions, this aquatic plant is a beautiful addition to any planted aquarium tank and can most commonly be seen in Dutch Style planted aquariums for its unique foliage style. 

Common Name Tonina Belem
Care  Advanced 
Lighting High 
CO2 Required
Suggested Placement Background 
Propagation Trim and plant stems
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 3-10"

Our bunched stem plants are all kept and grown in 
high-quality substrate by Marfied Controsoil. A strict fertilizer dosing regime and CO2 are provided in their holding tanks.

Shipping, Returns and Refunds
Live plants are shipped Monday - Friday for all west coast orders. For all remaining states, live plants will only be shipped Monday through Wednesday and Friday to ensure they arrive at your doorstep 100% healthy.

Rimless aquariums will be shipped throughout the week via UPS or Fedex Ground. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.

Hard goods can be returned up to 14 days after receipt of purchase. Buyer is responsible for return shipping.

Due to its nature, we are unable to accept returns for live plants. In the unlikely event you are unsatisfied in any way, please contact us ASAP. We provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.

To be eligible for a refund/store credit, please contact us within 12 hours of receiving it and provide a photo of the item in its original packaging.

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