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GRO-PRO Freshwater Planted Aquarium Substrate Ship Cost Heavily discounted-most recommended

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$24.99 - $29.99

About This Product

We've simplified the most answered question: "how much or how many lbs do I need for my aquarium?"
 
Sold by Volume (area) Not Weight

Each Bag Covers an Area: 12” x 12” x 4” Deep.

Examples: Aquarium Dimensions:

  • 12” L x 12” W: 1 bags
  • 24” L x 12” W : 2 bags
  • 36” L x 12” W: 3 bags
  • 48” L x 12” W: 4 bags
  • 4 bags will cover: 4 sq ft at a depth of 4"... Equivalent to 6 bags of "eco-complete !
  • (note: if you slope or create hills, you will need to order more
 
Used as a complete system with our exclusive: AquaFertz.com "Substrate Vitalization System", (and proper water conditions, lighting etc), we guarantee total success of your planted aquarium. (if you follow our recommendations and purchase your equipment & plants from us)

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sk our tech guys if you have the proper water conditions & lighting etc.
 
All natural. No artificial coloring. Contains minerals and nutrients and rich in iron. Provides optimum fresh water aquatic plant growth. Used with our exclusive "Substrate Fertilizer Pellets" we GUARANTEE success. NEW: options to choose from; Black Diamond, Natural Amazon, Red River. Soft Belly Special.  It will not break down or dissolve or turn to mud like others do. Does not cloud water outperforms ALL other planted substrates (guaranteed). We use this with all of our shrimp. No copper.
Granular Size: 1.2mm to 2.8mm
 
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
We recommend that you rinse the Gro-Pro substrate once before use. The objective is to remove only the fine powder that is a byproduct of when the granules are machine ground. Before filling your aquarium with water, place a piece of cardboard or plastic on top of the substrate to deflect the water as you pour it in. This will prevent the water from churning up the substrate and clouding the water.
 
The more you rinse the substrate, the more of the fines you are removing. These fines are more readily available to the root of the plant. Thus, rinsing them away is disadvantageous.
 
NEVER attempt to add substrate to an aquarium that is already filled with water. What will happen is the substrate will stratisfy or layer. The heavy granules will settle at the bottom and the lighter granules will settle at the top.
 
There are 1000"s of customers currently using this substrate with great success. When used correctly with the AquaFertz pellets, no other product will give these results. This is a guarantee.
 
We've simplified the most answered question: "how much or how many lbs do I need for my aquarium?"
 
Sold by Volume (area) Not Weight

Each Bag Covers an Area: 12” x 12” x 4” Deep.

Examples: Aquarium Dimensions:

  • 12” L x 12” W: 1 bags
  • 24” L x 12” W : 2 bags
  • 36” L x 12” W: 3 bags
  • 48” L x 12” W: 4 bags
  • 4 bags will cover: 4 sq ft at a depth of 4"... Equivalent to 6 bags of "eco-complete !
  • (note: if you slope or create hills, you will need to order more
 

Customer Reviews

  • 5
    Question

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 8th 2010

    How many buckets will I need for a 55 gallon aquarium, and does the black diamond look bluish in the water or it just looks like that in the picture?

  • 5
    Freshwater Planted Aquarium Substrate

    Posted by Marie Hood on Mar 7th 2010

    This substrate is wonderful. Not only are my plants doing great, but the fish love it too because it's soft to them. They also design the substrate the way they want it. You can bet this is all I will use from now own. And, the Black Diamond looks so lovely in the tank. Thanks Aquariumplants for formulating such a wonderful product. You are my only trusted plant, substrate and fertilizer supplier.

  • 5
    Excellent

    Posted by Todd Hoffman on Dec 12th 2009

    I was sceptical at first, everyone has a product that is the holy elixir of eden. First couple of weeks were problematic with the substrate(combined with aquariumplants.com substrate pellets). But now my plants are going bazerk! This substrate really works. All my plants are doing great. Highly recommend for anyone that is about ready to give up on a planted aquarium (like me), you wont be sorry.

  • 5
    great stuff

    Posted by HansH on Jul 14th 2009

    I got the black substrate and it looks great with my planted 9gal with CO2 injection. A word of warning though. My water is relatively hard out of the tap, pH of 8.4, kH of 4, but when I filled up the tank for the first time the pH crashed down to 5.4 when I started up the CO2 and stayed there. I found later that the kH also crashed down to less than 1, so just be ready. You may need to get some baking soda out to stabilize the kH level. After adding about a total of 1 teaspoon of baking soda, my kH is now normal at 4, and I'm able to inject CO2 without huge pH swings.

  • 5
    great for plants

    Posted by Cathy Hanson on Jun 4th 2009

    This is a great substrate. I had plants that were almost dead. When I replanted them in this substrate they perked right up. Growing nicely now and faster than ever.

  • 5
    Beautiful Black Substrate

    Posted by Rodney Pelles on May 11th 2009

    If you want beautiful live plants in your aquarium then don't cut corners with your substrate. This beautiful black substrate provides the fuel your plants need to grow. Cut the fuel and you'll cut the life source from your plants. Don't forget to have proper lighting as well. This substrate also provides a nice contrast with the plants and fish and because it is dark, the fish appear to be less stress due to its non reflective surface. This is especially true for most plecos since they are nocturnal in nature. The more natural your aquarium looks the more natural your fish will act. A+++++++

  • 5
    Very Pleased....

    Posted by Timothy Gray on Apr 26th 2009

    What a great product! I recently swapped out all my gravel in my 125G with this substrate and I couldn't be happier. Some of my plants that were on the edge of extinction have come back to life and the others have never looked so good. I am going to try the fertilizer pellets next and see how that goes... Also, the customer service at aquariumplants.com is amazing. I called on a Sunday thinking I would get a recording but it was worth a try. I was able to speak to someone who answered all 300 questions I had ( however annoying that must have been haha). Big thanks to Mark and all the people at aquariumplants.com!

  • 5
    AquariumPlants Substrate

    Posted by Julius Metts on Apr 6th 2009

    As a relative newcomer to planted aquariums I tried several products...I am convinced that this one is undoubtedly the best over all...Without CO2 addition I have had fabulous results with minimal effort...It does seem to produce a somewhat acidic environment, but not excessive...Very pleased!!!!!

  • 5
    new convert

    Posted by kay prien on Sep 9th 2008

    i have tried in the past to make a planted aquarium without success. this time i started from scratch with this companys items and everything is growing wildly. the dark color of the substrate sets off the color of the plants nicely and the ph is staying lower than with other substrates i have used.

  • 5
    Substrate Analysis

    Posted by Crispino Ramos on Oct 23rd 2007

    I have used others in the last 5 years...this is the best...use it with their exclusive, "AQUARIUMPLANTS.COM'S own" Substrate Fertilizer Pellet system for unparalleled results !!!

  • 5
    BEST SUBSTRATE ON THE MARKET

    Posted by donald e on Apr 10th 2007

    This review is gonna be lenghty, but informative: My son is a marine biologist (31 years) with tons of backround in freshwater fish & live plants. When I went to set up my 300 gallon aquarium, I asked for his help (again). Explaing to him I wanted the ultimate freshwater "planted" aquarium. Our first point of research was to get the BEST substrate available. Here's what we learned: ECO-COMPLETE: Advertised as permanant, and nutrient complete. There in NO such substrate that is permanent, this is impossible. Also, it is "volcanic" meaning it has been baked to 1000's of degrees, sealing in any nutrients...so, the nutrients in it are not "available" to the plant roots. SEACHEM FLOURITE: A somewhat natural clay based substrate that has not been processed or baked enough, so it turns to MUD. Also, advertised as permanent, but is not, 'cause as aforementioned, there is NO such substrate as permanent.

  • 5
    Amazing Substrate

    Posted by Patrick Doyle on Dec 12th 2006

    I love this substrate! My new 65 gallon black tank and stand looks GREAT with this black substrate. The particle size is perfect and most amazingly, the tank was crystal clear the same day I setup with your substrate! One bucket covered my tank to a height of 3 inches, just like you promised.