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CaribSea Flora Max Planted Aquarium Substrate

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CaribSea FloraMax Planted Aquarium Substrate contains iron, magnesium, calcium and other elements to promote plant growth. The substrate helps maintain a natural, biological balance without raising the pH of the water. Help your aquarium plants flourish while maintaining an ideal environment with this highly effective substrate.

Features:

  • Ideal for freshwater, planted aquariums
  • Contains iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium and other elements that provide optimum plant nutrition and promote growth
  • Macro-porosity helps to rapidly convert fish waste into natural food for plants and maintain an ideal biological balance
  • Uniform grading and porosity helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to plant roots
  • Bold look helps bring out the color of fish and makes your plants stand out
  • BioMagnet Clarifier is included to clear water quickly
  • Eliminates the need for laterite
  • Will not raise the pH

    Includes: 1 Bag of substrate
    Intended For: Aquariums
    Material: Substrate
    Color: Midnight Black
    Size: 12 lb bag

    Instructions:
    Use 1 – 2 lb. per gallon, or to a depth of at least 2 inches. Can be used for the entire substrate or can be mixed with other gravels.

  • CaribSea Flora Max Planted Aquarium Substrate
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    CaribSea Flora Max Planted Aquarium Substrate is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 42.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from RINSE This is by far the best substrate I have ever seen, but you STILL NEED TO RINSE IT. Other than that, it is high in iron, so even though I haven't used any root fertilizer for over a year, the plants are still growing great.
    Date published: 2013-02-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks Beautiful! I love this rock. I was going to buy another planted aquarium gravel, but decided to get this instead. I bought 60 lbs of gravel for my planted 55 gallon aquarium. (4 packages) It says to pre-wash the rock, but I didn't and it wasn't even really cloudy. There are clarifying packets in the gravel which help keep the dust thrown up from the water from clouding the view (2 of 4 of mine were broken), and they worked wonderfully. My plants are greener and perkier than they have been in a while!
    Date published: 2014-01-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best brands carried in store... Pros: Natural looking, contains SOME minerals good for plants Cons: Normally expensive FYI: This does not REQUIRE rinsing, in fact I think over rinsing this will remove some nutrients. If you do rinse, minimal rinsing is needed. If you do not rinse, do expect increased murkiness when moving the gravel. I dumped two bags of this in my newly started 30gal. Filled with water. Yes, there was a fairly extreme murkiness to the water. The bags each come with a "bio-magnet" additive. That is skimming the top with a fine strainer and normal full filtration, my tank was clear within 5 to 6 hours. Only haze now is normal new tank haze. Highly recommend at sale prices, my local store matched the online price. Not so sure I would recommend at normal price, as it is double the sale price. And it will eventually become normal gravel that will require some sort of fertilization.
    Date published: 2013-04-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks Great, Best Price I have seen this type of product sold for almost twice as much in other stores. For the money, this stuff is great. It was not as "pre-rinsed" as they claimed, but it needs to be rinsed anyway. I still kick up sediment when I plant new plants, but I suspect that will go away as I vacuum the tank. I mixed 2 fifteen pound bags to 1 twentyfive pound bag of river rock for my 55gal tank. That gave it a great look and it seems to hold the plants better.
    Date published: 2012-03-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great stuff, especially for the price i bought this for 17 bucks in store and it is great stuff. it is alot like flourite but is way cheaper! i reccomend this to anyone setting up a planted tank and i will throw this in, it grows my cryptocorynes and dwarf hygrophilia like a boss! keep in mind that it does not last for ever and will either need to be replaced or start dosing ferts once it is used up. but besides that, best stuff (besides ADA aquasoil of course, that is the official best).
    Date published: 2013-09-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Great After Rinsing I use this substrate in my 5g planted tank with a male betta in it along with two anibus and a java fern. The Substrate alone is very natural looking and holds the root system of all the plants in place (only came out once was my fault) I also use API's Leaf Zone and the combination has allowed all my plants to be healthy and very green. Both Anibus have grown new leaves since the placement and all look healthy. There was cloudiness that was why I gave it a 4 not a 5 the cloudiness has dissipated and I love the look and the results.
    Date published: 2013-02-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rinsed 3 times and murky... But I expected this, if you don't, maybe you haven't changed substrate in an established tank before, I'm sure it will clear in a few days. I had rocks and sand, but want to plant my tank, so I switched to this. Expectation is that it will hold my roots and help me move into aquatic plants.
    Date published: 2014-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plant growing substrate This is a great product for growing plants, it can be topped with black sand, or mix it in with kitty litter to make a complete eco system for the plants. I don't wash the substrate, it clears up with a few water changes...
    Date published: 2014-01-06
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    Is this like sand?

    Asked by: Fish111
    No it's more like dirt
    Answered by: Itsjhonny
    Date published: 2018-09-17

    I have just bought a 375 gallon aquarium and I would like to set up a community tank and have live plants. I am purchasing a large driftwood piece and plan on using a substrate in the whole tank. How much would I need and do you have any bulk deals

    Asked by: Bob Drew

    You advertise not so straightforward, why ads are discounted, but are 12 pounds, not 15 pounds !!!!? If you do not explain clearly then I will post to Facebook

    Asked by: Khoa Do

    Anyone add this to a tank with fish still in it?

    Asked by: TeacherTank
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