Aqueon Plant & Shrimp Aquarium Substrate

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About This Item

  • Substrate that promotes the growth of freshwater plants in your aquarium.
  • Made from a clay-based material with a unique spherical shape.
  • Shape maintains its form over time and doesn’t breakdown into compressed soil.
  • Creates healthy root systems to allow newly budding and mature plants to grow and flourish.
  • Ideal for use with freshwater shrimp, snails and tropical fish.

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Questions & Answers

15 Customer Questions

How many bags of substrate are needed for a 10 gallon aquarium ?
Answer by ChewyAug 18, 2019
3 bags of this substrate would fit a 10 gallon tank. In general you can use 1.5 pounds of gravel substrate for each gallon of water in the tank.

Can this be mixed with normal gravel substrate
Answer by ChewyNov 25, 2019
For best results it is not recommended to blend substrate however, this can be mixed with gravel substrate, if desired.

Does this substrate lower pH?
Answer by ChewyOct 16, 2019
This substrate is not formulated to lower pH. However, it does allow for newly budding and mature plants’ root systems to grow and flourish; and an excellent option for aquascaping freshwater aquariums.

What color is this substrate?
Answer by ChewyAug 02, 2021
This substrate is a dark brown color.

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13 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Twooz on Jun 17, 2022
Top 25 Contributor

Definitely buy more than you think you need!

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!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Luna on Feb 13, 2022

Its okay just use it different

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By GeekyGirlM on Jul 13, 2021

Best Substrate

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.)

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By dude on Aug 27, 2021

smaller than you think

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!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Mewo on Jul 2, 2021

Could not hold plants

Put the plants in yesterday. Almost half of them float up today

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Saya on Nov 12, 2020

Not durable too light

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.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Loreta89 on Jun 11, 2020

I guess it works.

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Hope on May 27, 2020

Great Product so far.

I love the color. I am setting up my fish tank at the moment and it is cycling so no shrimp, fish, or plants have been added yet. I have a ten gallon tank but I would suggest maybe buying two bags because though it did fill the tank up, I personality feel like I could use some more.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Rebekah on May 25, 2020

Amazing Plant Growth!

I’m super impressed with this substrate!! The growth on my plants is phenomenal, I swear some of them grow overnight. And since I haven’t added any extra fertilizer or CO2, I’m chalking the growth up to this awesome substrate. I’ll definitely buy this again

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sandy333 on Apr 26, 2020

Great for plants

So far so good! I am setting up a nano tank that is heavily planted. I wanted something that would look good and keep the plants healthy. This looks great! It is like perfectly round pellets. Very aesthetically pleasing with the plants and large driftwood. I plan to add cherry shrimp once the tank has had time to fully cycle, so I bought this as it says it's recommended for plants and shrimp. Very pleased!