Substrate Nutrition and Clarifier
CAL AQUA LABS SUBSTREX is a novel double-action substrate additive that provides long-term nutrients to the substrate and reduces clouding of the water caused by agitation of substrate dust und debris during planting and maintenance.
As planted aquariums age, substrates undergo two noticeable changes. First, available nutrients within the substrate become depleted by growing plants. If this is left untreated, it will lead to slow, unhealthy plant growth. Second, debris from plants and inhabitants as well as dust from substrate particles often collect inside the substrate layer. If the substrate layer is disturbed either through planting, uprooting plants, or simply during routine maintenance, it can lead to prolonged clouding of the water.
This substrate & additives was developed to specially address these two points. It builds up the fertility of the substrate system and enriches the substrate with slow-release nutrients. Made from novel gel-coated activated carbon, it forms a diffused gel matrix that readily binds to nutrients, dust particles of soil, fish waste, and debris creating stabilized structures that quickly settle – reducing their ability to cloud the water. As the tank matures, the nutrients slowly become available and keep the substrate fertile for long-term growth.
- Improve water quality and clarity
- Provide long-term nutrients for plant growth
- Prolong substrate lifetime
- Reduce long-term maintenance
Spread 1 leveled spoonful (spoon provided) evenly on top of Green Base XR or on bottom of aquarium for every 1 ft (30 cm x 30 cm) area. Cover evenly with substrate. Use only as directed. Safe for fish and shrimps.