Derived from: Shale.
|Bacillus Amyloliquefaciens||1166 cfu/g|
|Bacillus Licheniformis||1166 cfu/g|
|Bacillus Subtilis||1166 cfu/g|
|Glomus Intraradices||0.002775 spores/g|
|Glomus Mosseae||0.002775 spores/g|
|Glomus Aggregatum||0.002775 spores/g|
|Glomus Etunicatum||0.002775 spores/g|
|Fish Type||Goldfish, Koi & Pond Fish||Goldfish, Koi & Pond Fish||Goldfish, Koi & Pond Fish||Goldfish, Koi & Pond Fish||Goldfish, Koi & Pond Fish|
This was purchased to replace a decorative substrate, with a single plant in a Beta Bowl. The plant is doing better, and the gravel is natural looking. Natural looks is vital to a fish's wellbeing. The Beta is happier. Natural look, and a live plant to rest on. I am experienced with planted aquariums, and this substrate has already proven itself.
We dumped it Into a 55 we were changing the substrate on, clouded up pretty bad but after adding clarifier overnight with pump Off and just air stones then running filter next Morning it’s clear within an hour. It sure if it’s working we haven’t had it long enough and I haven’t planted anything yet, fish are out of the tank until I know it’s Fully cycled again, will say shipping was terrible. Don’t order more than one bag at a time or they will throw it all together in kne box and well. I’m sure you can figure out how bad that was. Cust service Immediately shipped out replacements in all separate orders and arrived in perfect condition. Excited to see how the tank does now with this
I had sand before and started to hate it. It was great for holding plants but drifted too much. This has the best of both worlds. It has the bottom layer for the roots and the gravel top does not shift. Use a shallow bowl or plate to add water slowly just like you would with sand. I filled the tank halfway, then let it settle. In about 2 days it was clearing up. I carefully added the rest of the water and started the filter (with the old filter pad). Next say it was clear enough to put the fish back. I cleaned the filter and put in new media. They really should put this info on the bag. It looks great. I couldn't be happier with it.
Best gravel for my plants, snails and Pleco so far. Honestly
Definitely great clean and great for starting up and aquarium.
my advice to anyone reading this is to just go buy it in person if you can. sure it's a little more expensive, but then at least you can physically inspect the bag yourself and check for leaks. The bag I had ordered and received has a small hole and leaks gradually. this sucks because I'm still gathering some stuff for my aquarium before filling it up.
Perfect gravel for plants. Cycling and plant growth have been fantastic.
Many reviews rated this product very low due to poor water clarity. If installed properly there is no issue. I have a 110 gallon aquarium. It was time to tear it down and replant. I removed all of the water and some of the old gravel. I left some old gravel in the tank, then topped the gravel off with 2 bags of substrate followed by a thin layer of new gravel. Using a garden hose to fill up the tank I directed the water into a glass saucer. The end result crystal clear water in the aquarium.
my aquarium plants are growing like crazy. This substrate helps to keep the environment natural for the health of both the fish and plants. By keeping the environment natural letting the plants use the waste from fish there is less clean-up.
My only real issue with the product is the sediment that comes in the bag. The gravel itself is supposed to have at least some and I wasn't misunderstanding about that. The amount of sediment these had in them was crazy though. I already had 3 bags of black in my tank and adding 3 red clouded the water for a day easily and then there was so much that settled out, everything in the tank was brown. Took 3 days of intermittent vacuuming to clean it up. The bags also arrived damaged and leaking.