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ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia - General Plant Substrate - 3 liter

€7.05 / 1 l
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The basis of the ADA concept is to create a nutrient-rich environment in the substrate that provides ideal conditions to nitrifying bacteria. General Plant Substrates have a huge role in providing important nutrients for plant root uptake. High pH (alkalinity) will obstruct plant nutrient uptake so Aqua Soil Amazonia is lowering the pH. The gravel-like grains will keep their shape for a long time when submerged - thus ensuring the proper water flow in the oxygen-rich substrate.

How much General Plant Substrate should I buy?

It is relatively easy to calculate how much General Plant substrate will fit in your aquarium. Multiply the bottom area (width and depth - not height - centimeters) of the aquarium with the substrate height (a minimum of 4-5 centimeters), and divide it by one thousand. The result will show you how many liters of substrate you will need. Here is the formula:

  • Amount needed in liters = Width (cm) * Depth (cm) * Desired Substrate Height (cm) / 1000 

Example: a 60 x 35 cm base aquarium will need a minimum of 60*35*4/1000=8.4 liters of substrate, so you will buy one of the 9 liter bags.

How to start using the ADA Substrates?

  • ADA substrates do not need to be rinsed, they can be poured directly into the aquarium from their bags.
  • Stirring the substrate (during planting or arranging hardscape or other physical contact) might result in temporarily cloudy water after filling the tank. This will go away soon with proper filtration. We recommend you to make a bigger water change (change 80-90% of the water) if you experience cloudy water to avoid Ammonia spikes appearing in your tank later.
  • Try avoid the water jet to stir the substrate when you first fill up your tank. Make sure you do not have a high inflow of water - we often use air hose (4/6 mm hose) to fill up the aquarium with water - at least to the substrate level. Despite all precautions you might see slightly cloudy or brownish water after setup. Do not worry, that will clear up in a couple of days.

General Information

Aquatic plants should be always placed into 4-5 cm thick clay-based General Plant Substrates that are rich in nutrients. Do not plant into inert sand, pebbles, or other gravel. Those should only be used for decorative purposes in areas that do not contain plants. Always use a 1 cm thick Base Layer Fertilizing Substrate underneath the Aqua Soil.

There are Aqua Soil Powder substrates that have smaller grain-size. They should be applied in a 1 cm layer (not thicker) above the Aqua Soil. The result is a very tidy and clean look. These soils will help smaller carpeting plants with shorter roots - like Eleocharis acicularis - to hold better on the substrate surface. Using too much Powder will obstruct water flow in the substrate and might prevent an oxygen-rich environment there. Try not to use more than 1 centimeters of smaller grain-size substrates in your aquarium.

The Aqua Design Amano products represent the highest quality. ADA substrates play a crucial role in plant growth, they help them to get the proper nutrients through their roots.

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NameADA Aqua Soil Amazonia - General Plant Substrate - 3 liter

Our main shipping provider - GLS is only delivering our packages up until a certain weight. In some extreme cases - involving shipping of big aquariums, furniture - we will calculate a custom shipping cost, after receiving your order. We will only ship the purchased products after you have confirmed this shipping cost with us.
Please be informed, we charge an extra 10 EUR / aquarium on all aquarium orders for special packaging and care within the shipping fee.

Our goal is to deliver the plants as quickly as possible to your address, so we are making regular (two times per week) orders to our manufacturers and will send you the fresh plants with GLS as soon as they arrive to us. We also have a uniquely high stock, with hundreds of plants. Please read our terms and conditions.

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