Create an elegant aqua scape in your aquarium by simply using the right substrate. Use the Seachem Flourite Black Sand from Pet Store
, and your tank will instantly look attractive. Made from grounded gravel with porous clay, this sand is extra fine, and its level dexterity is ideal for a plant only or a combination of plant and fish types of aquarium. The black sand matches and even enhances the colors of the plant and fish thriving in the tank. It gives your aquarium a striking appearance and reflects the colors of the plants planted as the aquatic habitat is exposed more vividly.
This substrate is easy to maintain and clean with regular vacuuming. It can effectively hold the plants and other ornaments in their proper places. Its look mimics the appearance of the real, marine bed and depicts a close to natural sea habitat in your aquarium. This substrate is safe to use because it does not alter the pH and KH levels of the aquarium water.
The Seachem Flourite Black Sand is available in a seven-kilogram or a 15.4-pound bag, which is already pre-washed and ready to put directly into your tank upon opening. You may rinse the dirt out, if there's any. The home of your fish
, plants and other inhabitants is better with this substrate around.
Flourite™ is a specially fracted stable porous clay gravel for the natural planted aquarium. Its appearance is best suited to planted aquaria, but may be used in any aquarium environment. Flourite™ is most effective when used alone as an integral substrate bed, but it may be mixed with other gravels. Gravel modifiers such as laterite are not necessary. Flourite™ is not chemically coated or treated and will not alter the pH of the water. Although pre-washed, it should be rinsed before use to remove residual dust. Dust can also be minimized by filling tank slowly and dispersing water so that the Flourite™ bed is not disturbed. Slight initial cloudiness is normal and will clear rapidly (212 hours). This bag is sufficient for about a 5 cm (2 inch) deep bed in a typical 40 L (10 gallon) tank. Recommended use is 1 kg (2 lbs) for approximately each 200 cm2 (31 in2) of tank bottom at a depth of 5 cm (2 in).
Although planted aquariums are often considered to be too difficult for the beginning hobbyist, we believe that planted aquaria are actually ideal for the beginner. With the right substrate the beginner can have a successful aquarium with a minimum of maintenance. As the beginner becomes more comfortable in the hobby they will feel inclined to experiment a bit and thus build on the solid foundation they have already established.
It won`t always be necessary to dose your aquarium with each of the products in the Flourish line, but as an example, we have developed one possible dosing regimen using all of our plant products. This is by no means the only way to dose your aquarium; it is merely a suggestion. Your dosing regimen will depend greatly on a variety of factors, including lighting, initial water quality, how heavily stocked your aquarium is, substrate selection, and types of plants; so don`t be surprised if getting the results you want takes a little experimentation.
Concentration of nutrients in Flourite™:
- Aluminum: 10210
- Barium: 124
- Calcium: 195
- Cobalt: 6
- Chromium: 13
- Copper: 17
- Iron: 18500
- Potassium: 2195
- Magnesium: 2281
- Manganese: 64
- Sodium: 223
- Nickel: 12
- Vanadium: 15
- Zinc: 29
Units=mg/kg, source: Plasma Emission Spectrometer, EPA Method 3050, Univ. of Georgia Chemical Analysis Lab