Very fine granular high porosity clay base substrate for planted and freshwater shrimp aquaria
- Provides long term nutrient availability with properties similar to hardened clay soils native to the environments where aquarium plants were originally collected
- Very fine, high porosity, kiln fired clay granules; Ideal medium for use under gravel or substrates in planted freshwater aquariums
- Rich in a plethora of natural minerals, particularly iron, for luscious plant growth and health
- Designed to be used as a base layer just above FlorinBase Laterite powder
- Will not elevate pH
FlorinBase Laterin Substrat VF
FlorinBase Laterin Substrat VF can be used in all planted and freshwater shrimp biotope aquaria.
Iron deficiency in plants causes slow growth rates, poor color for green and red plants and overall poor health. FlorinBase Laterin Substrat VF is ideal for planted aquariums because it stores and makes minerals available for plants. This high porosity, kiln-fired clay substrate contains a multitude of minerals including iron to ensure plant health and new growth. A very fine granular substrate designed to be used as a base layer above FlorinBase Laterite powder.
For best results, first use FlorinBase Laterite powder as directed on its label. Then add a layer of FlorinBase Laterin Substrat VF granules, this product, to completely cover the laterite. This will allow plant roots to get easy access to the laterite, while preventing excess clouding from the laterite. Next add a layer of FlorinBase Laterin Substrat F to cover the entire surface. Do not blend this layer with the first two layers. You can now either allow the Substrat F to be your top layer or you can add whatever gravel you prefer. Note: FlorinBase Laterite powder does not require rinsing. Both Substrat VF and Substrat F should be rinsed well before using. Laterite powder can cause a temporary reddening or clouding of the aquarium water. This usually dissipates within a few hours. It is recommended that you use a saucer to pour water on to when filling the aquarium. This will prevent disturbance of the layers of Laterite and substrate. Plants also require potassium and other nutrients. It is recommended that you also use FlorinMulti, FlorinGrō and Florin Axis to provide proper nutrition to your plants.