Aquarium Soil is a complete bottom layer, which can be used without any other types of the bottom layer. The grain size of 2-3 mm makes it easy for planting. Aquarium Soil ensures proper growth and stimulates red colors.
Aquarium Soil ensures good and active growth from the beginning and boosts the red plant shades. It is a complete substrate, which can be used without any other types of the bottom layer. Aquarium Soil is further an active bottom layer that lowers the pH value and slightly affects the water chemistry. We recommend that you change 25-50% of the water min. twice a week during the first 4 weeks after establishing the aquarium.
Power Sand Advance is a nutrients rich substrate for the bottom floor. This product has more nutrients than POWER SAND BASIC, and on top of BACTER 100 and Clear Super (Both of them reproduce the soil ecosystem by abundant nutrients and the activated microorganisms in the soil, and it helps water plants to grow well for a long period time), it's also blended with BC powder (bamboo charcoal powder), which helps encourage the growth of plants.
Very rich in nutrients
Contains Bacter 100 and Clear Super for the optimal start of your aquascape
Sufficient supply of oxygen is vital for aerobic bacteria. Insufficient oxygen prompts the activity of anaerobic bacteria which produce toxic substances such as nitrous acid
Organic matter in Power Sand or other bottom fertilizers such as Multi Bottom or Iron Bottom, can be absorbed by aquatic plants, only when they are broken down to inorganic matter by bacteria
Silt gathers around plant roots and provides a good medium for bacterial colonization. Proper functions of bacteria, through their nitrifying processes, change ammonia to nitrogen compounds which are then consumed by aquatic plants through their roots
Works effectively to stimulate the establishment of an association between bacteria and aquatic plants
Nutrients contained in Power Sand are slowly dissolved and absorbed by plant roots
Nutrition Capsules contain both nitrogen, phosphor, iron, and micronutrients. The nutrients are slowly released as the plants need them. Use Nutrition Capsules for stem plants, Cryptocoryne, Echinodorus, Vallisneria, etc. – all plants with sturdy roots.
Nitrogen, phosphor, iron, and manganese, as well as all vital micro nutrients, are released by the capsules over a period of 1-2 months. Place the capsules close to the roots of large solitary plants and plants with sturdy roots.
The capsules do not fully decompose and the small balls inside the capsules will remain in the substrate after all nutrients have been released. The balls are made of resin, which is biologically harmless.
ADA best selling Substrate Soil, AQUA SOIL AMAZONIA has been improved!
Aqua Soil - Amazonia is an idea substrate material for Nature Aquarium. With this product, you can easily re-create a natural environment where aquatic plants grow rapidly and fish and invertebrates live a healthy life. It contains plenty of organic acids and nutrients which encourage plants root growth, and provides a perfect substrate system for aquatic plants when used with ADA's POWER SAND. Its powder type performs effectively when used in small-size aquariums or spread in a thin layer over the normal type Amazonia.
Designed to reproduce the image of Amazon, create an aquascape depicting the fertile South American rainforest with the dynamic alternation of rainy and dry seasons. Normal and Powder Type available.
Aqua Soil Series
A high pH level (alkaline) of the substrate causes difficulties for aquatic plants in consuming nutrients. The Aqua Soil Series decreases the hardness of the water and lowers the PH level to the degree at which most aquatic plants can consume nutrients and comfortably grow. Aqua Soil granules maintain their shape and density for long periods underwater securing good circulation of water and oxygen through the substrate. With Aqua Soil, growing difficult plants such as Tonina sp. becomes easier, and it is ideal for fishes demanding soft water.
In addition to the original Aqua Soil Amazonia features, NEW Amazonia has been improved with the followings:
Amazonia makes aquarium water a bit acidic. Aqua Soil lowers pH and KH, and makes an idealistic environment for plants and fish.
New Amazonia contains rich organic acid and nitrogen level. Organic substances in the soil are effective for keeping shrimp in healthy condition.
Its pebbles are hard to crumble. The humic acid helps the plant growth, and hard-to-crumble pebbles do not cause water coloring/cloudiness.
Power Sand Basic is the power sand substrate that is what the Advance is based on. This product is perfect for smaller planted aquariums and is a first layer base substrate material designed for providing vital nutrients to the roots of aquatic plants. This excellent product also promotes ongoing growth of substrate bacteria. This very porous “sub” substrate media has a massive surface area which stimulates good water circulation, and organic nutrients to promote the growths of multi-strains of bacteria. Power Sand Basic is really not "that basic after all"; rich with BACTER 100 and Clear Super, this ecellent product will jump start any small planted aquarium to higher standard!
The Power Sand is a vital part of the ADA Substrate System that is famous the world over. Utilizing just the Amazonia Soils is only ½ of the method of success. With ADA Power Sand, the substrate has a maximum potential for water and nutrient circulation which carries oxygen to stimulate bacterial activity and the development of the plant roots. This is the ideal condition of a healthy substrate, in order to establish a balanced ecosystem.
In other soils or substrates, persistent problems occur with the passage of time. Water circulation is obstructed with buildup and anaerobic activity starts to occur, thus rotting the roots of the plants. The mixed size substrate with Power Sand at the bottom secures good water circulation due to the multiple shapes and sizes of the granules. Even when aquatic plants have been growing for long periods and waste matter accumulates, Power Sand maintains proper water circulation.
Colorado Sand is natural sand in natural reddish color. It is suitable for general aquarium use and also good as cosmetic sand for planted aquarium. It has a wide array of uses without affecting water quality. It is great to place a thin layer of Colorado Sand on the bottom of a small aquarium with WABI-KUSA
La Plata Sand is natural sand having natural bright color. It is suitable for general aquarium use and also good as cosmetic sand for planted aquarium. With its natural white color, La Plata Sand creates an atmosphere of natural river bed in aquarium. It does not affect the Water quality parameter.
Jungle Soil is a substrate material suitable for growing plants in paludarium. Because natural black soil is used as the base combined with soil microorganisms effective for the plant growth and some anthracites, plant roots spread well, and healthy plants grow. Please use this product combined with optional Jungle Base.
Bottom Plus refines the leaf color of aquatic plants with vigorous nutrient absorption from the roots, since it is particularly fortified with the nitrogen and iron contents that tend to be deficient in the substrate kept for a long-term. Also, as it is produced from the same natural soil as the raw material of Aqua Soil, the stick never remains in the substrate.
Jungle Base is a substrate material to be spread on the bottom of aquarium tanks where water tends to be stagnant in paludarium. Pumice is used as the base for Jungle Base combined with soil microorganisms effective for the plant growth and charcoal powder which maintains breathability in the substrate and prevents plant root rot. Please use it with optional Jungle Soil.
Amazonia II uses black soil for raw material and it stands out against the leaf color of aquatic plants, and also includes Amazonia Supplement to enrich nutrients. By adding an appropriate amount of Amazonia supplement and laying Amazonia II, aquatic plants grow better and a beautiful Nature Aquarium can be realized. In addition, natural soils make the water quality suitable for aquatic plants and tropical fish, and it is easy to maintain an aquarium at the initial stage, so it can be used widely from beginners to veterans.
TROPICAL RIVER SOIL, made from natural soil, is a substrate material ideal for aquarium and terrarium. It makes the aquarium water mildly acidic for aquatic plant and fish.
This substrate material reproduces a tropical atmosphere with exposed red soil. It proposes a new idea of “cosmetic soil.”
Due to the nature of the base soil, the granular shape stays for a long period, and it also lowers pH level. Since the amount of organic matters is not as high as that of ADA Amazonia, plants grow slower in DOOA Tropical river soil. The Aqua Soil Series decreases the hardness of the water and lowers the PH level to the degree at which most aquatic plants can consume nutrients and comfortably grow. Aqua Soil granules maintain their shape and density for long periods underwater securing good circulation of water and oxygen through the substrate. With Aqua Soil, growing difficult plants such as Tonina sp. becomes easier, and it is ideal for fishes demanding soft water.
Iron Bottom is a stick of nutrients with balanced formula of trace elements and coated iron. It is recommended for the growth of Echinodorus and Cryptocoryne, which mainly absorb nutrients from the roots.
Multi Bottom is a stick of nutrients with balanced formula of trace elements, which are vital for aquatic plant growth. To keep an aquascape for a long time, insert Multi Bottom in the substrate as a nutrient supplement.
A concentrate, used under gravel when planning the aquarium ensures healthy and longterm growth is neutral and does not affect the KH or pH value of the water. The substrate absorbs nutrients and makes them available for plant roots.
Use it under your aquarium gravel to create a super nutritious growing medium for plants. Similar to dirted tanks.
How to use the product:
Plant Growth Substrate is laid in a 1 cm thick layer on the bottom of the aquarium, when the aquarium is built. Cap with gravel.