Fluval Stratum for Your Aquatic Plants
Fluval Stratum is packed with minerals and nutrients to keep
your freshwater aquatic plants growing strong.
About Fluval Stratum
Fluval Stratum contains volcanic soil straight from the
foothills of the Mount Aso
in Japan. It is used as a substrate in aquariums and is available
in three sizes: 4.4 lb
., and 17.6 lb
It doesn’t cause discoloration in the tank’s water and may
even help to control any discoloration caused by any natural driftwood in your
Benefits for Your
The volcanic soil in Fluval Stratum helps to support
nitrifying bacteria in your aquarium, which maintains water quality. Beneficial
bacteria can colonize easily in Fluval Stratum’s porous structure.
Because it is light and non-compacting, it stays loosely
packed so that plant roots can easily pass through the soil. This makes it
easier for them to find the nutrients they need to grow strong.
Plants thrive in the slightly acidic pH that Fluval Stratum
promotes, as do fish and shrimp. Fluval Stratum offers protection for newborn
shrimp so that they can hide from predators.
How to Use It
When using Fluval Stratum for the first time, put it in a
large colander to remove any fine dust. Do not shake or agitate the stratum.
Pour Fluval Stratum into an empty fish tank and do not mix it with gravel. When
you fill the tank, try putting a platter or something else on top of the substrate
so that it won’t shift or stir.
After adding water, you’ll find that it may take a few hours
for the water to become clear again.
It is intended for freshwater aquariums only, so avoid using
it in saltwater or brackish aquariums.
Starting from Scratch
If you are just starting an environment for aquatic plants,
you may want to consider purchasing a Fluval
Flora Aquatic Plant Kit
to make your job easier. That way, you have
everything you need right at your fingertips. Along with a supply of Fluval
Stratum, the kit also contains a tank, a nano internal filter for proper
filtration and balanced full-spectrum lighting to help your plants grow strong.
There is also a Co2 supply system to ensure that this important nutrient is in
plentiful supply so that your plants grow at their lush, vibrant best. Also
included is Nutrafin Plant Go, which promotes plant growth. A comprehensive
guide will help you start and care for your aquatic plant aquarium.
With the proper tools in your hands, you can create a plant
aquarium that will help your plants stay healthy. For example, without adequate
lighting, your plants can turn yellow. Unfortunately, underestimating lighting
requirements is a common novice mistake.
Lack of nutrients is also a reason for yellow plants. Fluval
Stratum provides the nutrients your plants need and will help your new aquarium
be a success. The addition of a Co2 system will also help your plants get the
nutrients they need to grow strong.
Fluval Stratum is a great way to help your freshwater
aquatic plants thrive in their aquarium habitat.