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Planted Tank Substrates

Use a planted tank substrate, or fish tank soil, to support live aquarium plants in a freshwater planted aquarium.

A beginner level low tech planted tank requires a proper substrate like aquarium soil and a powerful light to support live plants. The substrate provides nutrients to the freshwater fish tank plants. Used alongside planted tank supplements, aquarium soil is the key to keeping healthy and happy aquarium plants.

Looking for the best substrate for planted aquarium? Seachem Flourite substrate is a hobbyist favorite that provides an ideal freshwater aquarium substrate, whether you have live plants or not. Flourite black sand does not affect the pH.

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