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Top Fin® Aquaponic Clay

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Help the plants in your aquarium to thrive with the help of Top Fin Aquaponic Clay. This planting media helps to stabilize plants and their roots. This is important because plants along with microbes break down waste and absorb nutrients, using it as a food source. This in turn helps to keep water cleaner for your aquatic pets.

Features:

  • Lightweight, odorless kiln-fired clay
  • Provides plant and root stability
  • Encourages growth of beneficial bacteria

    Includes: One 2 lb Bag
    Intended For: Top Fin Aquaponics Aquariums
    Material: Aquaponic Clay
    Color: Brown
    Size: 2 lb (907 g)

    Instructions:
    1. Rinse planting media with water to remove any dust before use.
    2. Fill planter with desired amount of pebbles. Enough should be used to support plant's roots.
    3. Rinse roots of selected plant with water to remove any excess dirt or fertilizers.
    4. Place plant into planter and cover rootswith planting media by filling in around it. More may be added to fill planter if desired.

  • Top Fin® Aquaponic Clay
    2.99 New Out Of Stock
    Top Fin® Aquaponic Clay is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice for Ripariums and open top refugiums These float so they don't work for planting at the bottom of a tank. They are super light weight which makes them perfect for planters that hang in an aquarium, (allowing a plants roots to be submerged but the stalks and leaves remain above the water lever). Unlike perlite which constantly had dust coming off it into the water (which the fish would then eat), the clay pellets have provided stability for my plants roots without mucking up the water in my aquarium. They are lighter and seem to stay cleaner than lava rock as a plant medium.
    Date published: 2018-07-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from WORKS GREAT Works great if you use it correctly. I bought this because I knew I wanted a planted aquarium. I laid it down and placed my plants in and then I covered them with rocks/substrate. They are growing nicely and my better seems to be pretty happy. Yes they float but cover them and the plants grow great!
    Date published: 2017-06-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!! Cheaper than Hydroballs!! For those of us who know how to use these.. They are awesome!! I use in my reptile vivariums.. They are technically a "bottom" substrate.. not intended to be used as the "only" substrate.. so for those learning maybe the instructions should be more clear.. For me though.... 5 STARS all day long.. so much cheaper than Hydroballs.. great deal!!
    Date published: 2017-06-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, clearly not intended for substrate The bag is clearly labeled as planting media and not substrate. This is a great product for the aquaponic aquariums sold by PetSmart. It is NOT intended to be used as substrate such as gravel and sand. It is used for helping plants grow. People need to read more before writing negative reviews about great products!
    Date published: 2017-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Plant Support and Food This plant food works great using the Top Fin Aquaponic 1 or 3.5 Gallon Desk Aquariums. It definitely help grows the plant and helps to keep the water clean for my Betta fish. Love it.
    Date published: 2017-04-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from It floats! Very poor information on the bag and it's put right by the aquariums and is misleading that it's substrate. It floats and can't be used as substrate. Clearer information on the bags would be good!
    Date published: 2017-04-04
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from NOT a substrate for aquarium use This is NOT for as a substrate in your aquarium. This is more for aquaponics as the clay balls are about the size of a marble and they do NOT sink. I bought a bag because I wanted to check it out. For the $2.99 and non-descript packing, I figured Id check it out and have a use for it somewhere. Like all substrate I began by rinsing it, which I immediately noticed the balls were floating. After rinsing I covered the bottom of a 5 gallon buck and put a few inches of water with it. 2 weeks later maybe 3 of the 200+ balls sunk. So I ended up putting it in my orchid pots covered by a 1" layer of bark. The orchids seem to like it, but I could have used something cheaper. Regardless, the packaging and description are slightly...... I wouldn't say vague or misleading, but cryptic might be a better word. Either way, unless you are into aquaponics this wont be of much use to you.
    Date published: 2017-05-06
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I thought it would be Middle of the road rating due to packaging being so unclear. I love that PS is leaning more into planted aquariums, however this stuff isn't substrate. The balls are large (around .5 in), and they don't sink. This is confusing packaging because it doesn't say that it can't be used as substrate. I think it's a strange planting soil for the semi aquatic new tanks the stores are pushing. Would have been nice if the package were more clear. Also should not be sold next to gravel/substrate.
    Date published: 2017-04-03
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    Why are these floating in my tank?

    Asked by: Becka2017
    These pellets are for hydroponic not so much aquaponic systems to help nutrients flow down to substrate placed in middle of pellets to roots and to support plants
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2018-08-12

    I'm really confused on what the heck this is. Mainly I'd like to know if these clay balls hold together and stay together or do they soon, or eventually ( if so how long?)  turn into a slurry and need to be replaced? 

    Asked by: Veggiegirl411
    They are fired clay so they will not turn to slurry but remain intact. Very porous allowing for good bacteria and such to grow.
    Answered by: lata
    Date published: 2018-08-12
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