- 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
Aquarium soil for plants
Plants that absorb nutrients through their roots are known as ‘root-feeders’ and they require a substrate from the soil. The Tropica Aquarium Soil is a complete substrate, which can be used without any other types of bottom layer.
Why do I need aquarium soil?
Aquarium plants that have grown from a bulb, are cover plants or node propagators, will require a soil base in order to facilitate their root system for absorbing nutrients - without it they may die.
Aquarium soil ensures that your aquatic plants are able to absorb the nutrients they need in order to thrive and remain healthy. The soil also acts as an anchor for keeping your plant upright and strong within the water.
How to use Aquarium Soil?
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.