|Fish Type||Betta, Bottom Feeder, Cichlid...||Marine Fish, Tropical Freshwater||Tropical Freshwater||Marine Fish|
|Aquarium Type||Freshwater||Saltwater, Freshwater||Freshwater||Saltwater|
I received the bag and the rest of my order a day later than intended, and it showed up in horrible condition. The box was smashed and there was a hole in the bag, but besides that, my substrate was intact and I immediately rinsed it before putting it in my tank. It’s looking good so I wont complain too much.
I like this substrate. It makes my shrimp look great. 1 bag was just enough for my 5.5 gallon about an inch deep and my plants are held in just fine. I do plant before I add water...maybe that's the problem others are having?
i bought 3 bags and it gave me about an inch in my 20 gal tall kept my amano shrimp alive and water was well enough for eggs to hatch
I bought the bundle of 2 as bag says to use 1 to 2 lbs per gallon and I've a 10 gallon freshwater I wanted to plant. I am going to be buying another bundle of 2 lol. That said it is very clean substrate, washed it very minimally and was ready to use super quick. I'm excited to get my plants in!
I wanted to get this as a thing to act as substrate for mt tank but it doesn't look good, the pieces are all the same size and i was expecting like the fluval stratum. Ill be using it but youll gave to cap it off with sand or gravel, it works fine for plants just not apealing to the eye.
I run 12 tanks. I also breed and sell fish and snails. This sub is best for tanks you need to vacuum often. The clay balls lift up just enough to get under and do not get vacuumed out. I read many saying it doesn't hold their plants. My plants thrive in it. Not sure how it anchors faux plants as I only use live plants. I am slowly changing over all my tanks to have this. (Except snail only tanks.)
This package is smaller than you think. When in doubt buy two. Make sure to follow directions. Works great! Slow breakdown and release of nutrients. Recommend a root tab for newer plants. Great product!
Put the plants in yesterday. Almost half of them float up today
It's really light and not good for plants to sink their root into. The color keeps coming off and it did not help my plants. It's brown in the outer part but mine broke down into the inner red ish color. I recommend u spend the extra 10 bucks on something else like eco complete.
Would have given 5 stars but it doesn't hold even the plastic plants down well. I hope that it is really helping my snails. Main reason why I bought it. All of them seems to be content with it. So I'm good.