ALTERNATIVE SUBSTRATE
FOR PLANTED AQUARIUMS

Stratum has fast become the top substrate choice of planted aquarium enthusiasts worldwide. Collected from the mineral-rich foothills of Japan’s famous Mount Aso volcano, Stratum contains a powerful mix of nutrients and minerals to stimulate growth for a wide variety of freshwater aquatic plants, while helping to maintain ideal water conditions for their overall health.

ALTERNATIVE SUBSTRATE
FOR PLANTED AQUARIUMS

Stratum has fast become the top substrate choice of planted aquarium enthusiasts worldwide. Collected from the mineral-rich foothills of Japan’s famous Mount Aso volcano, Stratum contains a powerful mix of nutrients and minerals to stimulate growth for a wide variety of freshwater aquatic plants, while helping to maintain ideal water conditions for their overall health.

STIMULATES STRONG PLANT GROWTH

  • Contains powerful mix of nutrients, minerals and trace elements exclusively available to plants
  • Promotes healthy plant development, vigorous growth and vibrant colors
  • Lightweight granules facilitate strong root development and provide easy access to nutrients locked within them

STIMULATES STRONG PLANT GROWTH

  • Contains powerful mix of nutrients, minerals and trace elements exclusively available to plants
  • Promotes healthy plant development, vigorous growth and vibrant colors
  • Lightweight granules facilitate strong root development and provide easy access to nutrients locked within them

MAINTAINS IDEAL WATER PARAMETERS
FOR PLANTED AQUARIUMS

  • Supports a neutral to slightly acidic pH – ideal for live plants as well as tropical fish and shrimp commonly kept in planted aquariums
  • Softens water naturally, reducing carbonate hardness (regular KH testing is recommended)
  • Will not stain water and helps control organic discoloration

MAINTAINS IDEAL WATER PARAMETERS
FOR PLANTED AQUARIUMS

  • Supports a neutral to slightly acidic pH – ideal for live plants as well as tropical fish and shrimp commonly kept in planted aquariums
  • Softens water naturally, reducing carbonate hardness (regular KH testing is recommended)
  • Will not stain water and helps control organic discoloration

ENHANCED BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY Bio-Stratum is infused with dormant BIOACTIVE BENEFICIAL BACTERIA that, once in contact with water, are activated to break down waste and kickstart the nitrogen cycle. It rapidly reduces ammonia levels to help stabilize water conditions in new aquariums. IDEAL FOR FINE & DELICATE ROOT SYSTEMS Non-compacting and lightweight 1-3mm powder format granules allow the finest and most delicate roots to easily penetrate and spread throughout the porous substrate Ideal for use as a main substrate in smaller aquariums, or used as a top layer in larger tanks Unique curing and heat treatment process helps extend soil life and ensures no parasites are present

FOSTERS EXTENSIVE ROOT DEVELOPMENT 3-5 mm granule size optimized size for plants with larger root systems Non-compacting format Lightweight - reduces weight load on aquarium glass bottom For use as a main substrate or bottom layer in planted aquariums with deep roots networks IDEAL FOR SHRIMP Stratum makes an ideal alternative substrate for planted aquariums and those housing freshwater shrimp.
It provides newborns with a refuge from predators until they are large enough to emerge.

SUBSTRATE FORMATS BIO-STRATUM POWDER: 1-3 mm Ø STRATUM GRANULES: 3-5 mm Ø

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SPECIFICATIONS

Item #STRATUM
12693
STRATUM
12694
STRATUM
12695
BIO-STRATUM
12696
BIO-STRATUM
12697
BIO-STRATUM
12698
UPC015561126939015561126946015561126953015561126965015561126977015561126984
Weight4.4 lb / 2 kg8.8 lb / 4,4 kg17.6 lb / 8 kg4.4 lb / 2 kg8.8 lb / 4,4 kg17.6 lb / 8 kg