Benefits of Fluval Stratum for Your Aquatic Plants

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Benefits of 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 Volcano in Japan. It is used as a substrate in aquariums and is available in three sizes: 4.4 lb.,8.8 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 aquarium.

Benefits for Your Aquarium

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.