Fluval Plant and Shrimp Stratum

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Fluval Plant and Shrimp Stratum

Postby Tim_Koles » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:20 am

Anyone have thought about Fluval Plant and Shrimp Stratum?

https://www.amazon.com/Fluval-Plant-Shr ... r=1-2&th=1
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Re: Fluval Plant and Shrimp Stratum

Postby DonkeyFish » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:17 pm

I like it. Doesn’t have the wicked ammonia spike like ADA soils. You’ll have to start fertilizing sooner, but that’s a trade off I’m ok with.
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Re: Fluval Plant and Shrimp Stratum

Postby Tim_Koles » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:11 am

Well if it's good enough for Jen Williams, it's good enough for me. :lol:

I can see that quoted and plastered on a fish mag advertisement. I want 10% of your royalties.
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Re: Fluval Plant and Shrimp Stratum

Postby Becca » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:20 pm

I like it for the reasons Jen stated. Doesn't break down as fast as Brightwell.

I usually mix it with some sort of sand so there's something with a little weight to hold plants down. Even if you have a deep substrate layer, it's really light weight and it can be tough to keep plants rooted in it when you first add them.
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Re: Fluval Plant and Shrimp Stratum

Postby Tim_Koles » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:26 am

Good point. Thanks for the tip.
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Re: Fluval Plant and Shrimp Stratum

Postby DonkeyFish » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:29 pm

:lol:

Or get a good pair of tweezers to plant deep enough and skip the salt ‘n pepper substrate look. (Sorry, Becca. Still Love ya!)
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Re: Fluval Plant and Shrimp Stratum

Postby Becca » Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:08 pm

DonkeyFish wrote::lol:

Or get a good pair of tweezers to plant deep enough and skip the salt ‘n pepper substrate look. (Sorry, Becca. Still Love ya!)


I guess it would do that in a rimless tank. In my 55, it just all sits on top and the "salt" is below the bottom trim, so I just get the dark substrate. Of course, if you fancy, black sand is also an option :P
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