Aquarium Substrate

Aqua Soil Amazonia

Amazonia, the world's finest soil for planted aquariums. Find out why Aquascapers all over the world prefer ADA's Aqua Soil Amazonia over all other substrates.

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Aquatic plants growing in vibrant colors surround the aquascape and create a sense of peace and harmony within the layout, creating the ideal natural environment for the health of fish.

Rich soil in nature has an abundance of microorganisms and nutrition for plant life, called the microcosm. The interaction of these microorganisms synergizes with healthy root growth and permanently maintains a healthy environment for the plants and ecosystem to thrive. Only when microorganisms or beneficial bacteria and the roots of aquatic plants interact with one another is the healthy condition in the planted tank maintained for a long period of time.

Establishing this kind of harmonic balance in the aquarium environment is the foundation of our substrate system. That’s why Aqua Soil is made only with organic nutrient rich soils and combined with Power Sand, becomes a live substrate that allows for the long-term maintenance of a beautiful aquascape.

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    Aqua Soil Amazonia

    $16.95$54.95

    Aqua Soil Amazonia

    ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia is world famous for its extremely high organic nutrient content and consequently, the ability to grow aquatic plants rapidly from the very beginning. Normal type Aqua Soil provides the base for the substrate system, while Powder Type is suitable for nano fish aquariums or as a top layer to allow for the easier growth of smaller plant growth like Hemianthius Callicthroides (HC).

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    Power Sand

    $22.95$129.95

    Power Sand

    In the planted tank, Power Sand is placed at the bottom of the aquarium below the Aqua Soil. Created from porous volcanic stones, it provides the base for beneficial bacteria to grow and thrive while supporting aquatic plant root growth and development.

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    Bacter 100

    $18.95

    Bacter 100 and Bacter Ball

    Containing more than 100 types of beneficial bacteria, Bacter 100 “jump-starts” the planted tank with vital bacteria for the live substrate system. Sprinkle on top of Power Sand at the setup of the aquarium or use to suppress blue-green algae if it appears in the aquarium.

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    Tourmaline BC

    $18.95

    Tourmaline BC

    Using high-grade bamboo charcoal, Tourmaline BC detoxifies the substrate by absorbing organic pollutants. This helps to establish the living substrate much faster than normal, and is used at the start of an aquarium layout, sprinkled on top of Power Sand.

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    Clear Super

    $18.95

    Clear Super

    Created using fine activated carbon and organic acids, Clear Super helps with the growth of beneficial bacteria and stabilizes the substrate environment. Sprinkle on top of Power Sand when setting up the planted tank.

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    Iron Bottom

    $17.95

    Iron Bottom

    Iron Bottom is a stick of nutrients containing Iron and a balance of trace elements (minor nutrients). Iron Bottom helps heavy root-feeding plants like Echinodorus and Cryptocoryne to grow more effectively when used as an additive with Aqua Soil Amazonia. Each container has 30 sticks of Iron Bottom.

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    Multi Bottom

    $17.95

    Multi Bottom 

    Multi Bottom are sticks of aquatic plant fertilizer and nutrients containing all of the necessary trace elements for aquatic plants to grow. It is recommended to inject them into the substrate after one year, when the substrate has begun to lose it’s nutrients, or as an additive for any standard planted aquarium. 30 pieces are included per container.

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