Tropica Aquarium Soil 9L

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  • Model: 711
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Description

Aquarium Soil is used for planning a new aquarium. It is a complete bottom layer, which can be used without any other types of bottom layer so no need to cap with gravel etc.
 
  • Aquarium Soil is a complete bottom layer, which can be used without any other types of bottom layer
  • The grain size of 2-3 mm makes it easy for planting
  • Aquarium Soil ensures proper growth and stimulates red colours

How to use the product:

Aquarium Soil ensures good and active growth from the beginning, and boosts the red plant shades.

It is a complete substrate, which can be used without any other types of bottom layer.

Aquarium Soil is further an active bottom layer that lowers the pH value and slightly affects the water chemistry.
We recommend that you change 25-50% of the water min. twice a week during the first 4 weeks after establishing the aquarium.

How do I calculate the quantity of Soil or Soil Powder needed for my tank?

  • Measure your tank’s length and width in cm, for example 90 x 60 cm.
  • Consider the thickness of the bottom layer you want, e.g. 8 cm.
    Make the layer thicker towards the rear wall for a great visual effect!
  • The calculation to do is length x width x layer divided by 1000.

In our example, 90 x 60 x 8/1000 = 43,2 L Soil/Soil Powder needed

by Peter M. on 7/2/2021

My first time doing a planted tank all plants are thriving in this soil recommend it

by Nigel D. on 1/1/2021

Excellent aquatic soil in which my plants seem to be thriving.

by david H. on 3/2/2019

re- scaped my tank and used this and it really looks brill, have made hills and slopes with it and looks really good, plants doing well!

by Lee A. on 19/11/2018

Love the texture of this soil, looks cracking and my hair grass is already shooting out runners. Very happy

by David C. on 4/4/2017

I really like this aqua soil, it looks great in the tank and brings out the colours of the plants a treat. A little pricey, but you only buy it once. I purchased 2 x 9L bags for my 3ft tank and I think I will need to buy another 3L bag. Just to give the roots more room to set.

by Joelle Maurice on 22/4/2016

I only got a slight ammonia spike after adding this to my my already established tank. Plants are doing well (although I also add other fertilisers and route tabs). My only criticism is that it's quite light and can be easily disrupted (I have half sand half soil substrate, and the sand always has bits of soil on it / covering it!)

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Guest
hello, Do you use this product by its self or do you use it with a gravel layer over the top? many thanks.....

 
Staff

By itself only - no need to top


 
Guest
Hello, does it leak ammonia into the water like ADA aquasoil or any other chemicals? I'm re-scaping my current tank and have a fully cycled tank with established filter media. How soon can I add the fish back into the tank after adding this substrate? Thank you.

 
Staff

There's no mention of it leaking anything like ammonia. So assuming your tank is fully cycled you can add fish immediately


 
Guest
What colour is it? How does it compare with columbo florabase which I now need to replace. When will you have more. My tank is 150 litres so need 2 x 9litre and one 3litre.

 
Staff

Black. Very similar to Colombo. I recommend 3 bags instead. More due end of week


 
Guest
I have a 140l tank on order and I'm wanting to keep the costs down on this aquascape, do you recon I could get away with two of these bags and a 3L bag?

 
Staff

sadly not. You would need 20 litres.


 
Guest
How many bags would you need for a 190l tank

 
Staff

3


 
Guest
By how much would the PH be lowered by using this substrate?

 
Staff

It stabilises at roughly 6.8


 
Guest
is this good for growing plants and helping them root, or should I add it over the top of Tropica Plant Growth Substrate for best results? also do you need to wash it before you add it to the aquarium?also do you have any idea when it will be back in stock?

 
Staff

it's an amazing substrate. To tubo charge it you can add the Tropica plant substrate underneath.

You don't wash it. 

More due shortly (pls subsribe to the back in stock notification)


 
Guest
How many bags would I need for a 34L tank?

 
Staff

about 5L


 
Guest
Is this Shrimp safe?

 
Staff

Yes


 
Guest
How many bags for 730 liter tank?

 
Staff

12

1 per 60L


 
Guest
I've got a Pozzani nitrate filter remover which apart from removing nitrate, lowers PH by about 1. If I were to use Tropica aquarium soil would that further lower the pH?

 
Staff

No doubt it would lower your ph more.

However, I don't recommend any filter that removes nitrate which is an essential macronutrient for plants. Not only that, you weaken the plant by removing what it needs and nitrates do not cause algae so they don't have any part to play in a planted tank now.



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