How do I calculate how much Stratum I need for my aquarium?
First, measure your tank’s length and width in cm – for example, 90 x 60 cm. Then, consider the thickness of substrate you want – for example, 8 cm. The amount of Stratum you need (in kg) is equal to length x width x thickness divided by 1000. In our example, 90 x 60 x 8 / 1000 = 43.2 kg of Stratum needed.
Should I rinse Stratum before adding it to my aquarium?
We recommend gently rinsing Stratum in a large colander or similar device without agitating the substrate to remove fine dust particles.
Will adding Stratum to my aquarium cause ammonia levels to increase?
Stratum is a natural soil product, and like any other organic matter, adding it to an aquarium has the potential to slightly increase ammonia levels. If the aquarium is established, this should not present a problem. We recommend using an Ammonia Test Kit (Item #A7869) to ensure your aquarium is safe for fish.