Aquaforest AF Dark Brown Lava Soil for Freshwater (5L / 1.14 US gal dry)
Aquaforest`s Lava Soil is a natural substrate based on volcanic lava, perfect for any freshwater aquarium! In order to provide optimal conditions for plant growth, AF Lava Soil was enriched with precious minerals. Its high porosity supports multiplication of beneficial microorganisms while allowing better water circulation throughout your tank. The unique structure of AF Lava Soil also facilitates the rooting of aquatic plants and prevents the formation of anaerobic zones in which toxic hydrogen sulfide can develop.
- Ideal for freshwater planted aquariums
- Enriched with precious minerals
- High porosity to support colonization of beneficial bacteria
- Prevents formation of anaerobic zones
- Unique structure ideal for rooting plants
- Facilitates better water circulation in substrate
Place approximately 7 cm layer of AF Lava Soil in the bottom of the tank, fill with water to the level of approx. 10 cm, plant the plants, and complete filling the aquarium with water.
The substrate is thoroughly rinsed, however, right after filling the aquarium with water a slight water haziness may occur. The haziness is natural, does not cause any side effects, and disappears after about 12 hours. Due to the high content of minerals, in order to avoid their accumulation, we recommend limiting the dosage of micronutrient fertilizers for the first half of the year of the tank`s set up.
Aquaforest got its start in 1995 manufacturing substrates and aquatic plant fertilizers for zoos, aquariums, and professional plant farms. They soon expanded into farming their own aquatic plants, fish & corals, and invested heavily into research for developing their own sea salt, foods, and supplements to maintain those farms. Aquaforest’s products became available for retail in 2011 after many years of honing and perfecting their craft. The entire range – including test kits, supplements, salts, foods, and more-- has gained significant attention from marine aquarists worldwide.