Please note: Not sold separately, this product we only sell in conjunction with the purchase of one of our aquariums. To save you the cost of extra freight we ship this substrate inside the tank of your purchased aquarium, so the packaging does not bump around in the tank we transfer the contents to plastic bags which will allow you to easily remove upon arrival so you can rinse the stratum under water before adding back to your aquarium.
Fluval Stratum is the ideal substrate for stimulating the growth of aquatic plants in freshwater aquariums. The substrate's light, non-compacting, porous structure is highly beneficial to nitrifying bacteria, which rapidly colonise the vast porous surface, providing optimal water quality for plants.
Plant roots easily penetrate and spread throughout the substrate, allowing plants to obtain a variety of key nutrients that will make them flourish.
Fluval Plant Stratum's inherent properties will help support a neutral to slightly acidic pH, ideal for most plant species and species of tropical fish normally kept in planted aquariums. This highly attractive substrate will not discolor water and helps control organic discoloration usually present when natural driftwood is used.
PondQuip sell Fluval Stratum in 4kg quantities.
Directions: Gently rinse the Fluval Stratum in a large colander/strainer or similar device without agitating the substrate to remove fine dust particles. Place the contents required into an empty aquarium. Place a dish or something similar on top of the Fluval Stratum when filling the aquarium to minimise disruption of the substrate. It may take several hours before aquarium water becomes clear, temporary turbidity is safe for fish.
Caution: Do not stir the stratum. Do not mix with other gravels. Handle the granules with care when changing water.
Important: When performing partial water changes avoid excessive turbulence of this substrate with a gravel washer.
The substrate is not intended for use with fish that would actively dig and move it about the aquarium.
Not suitable for: salt water aquariums, digging fish such as goldfish or koi.