Scaper’s Soil is an active substrate specifically developed for aquaria. It creates slightly acidic, soft water like that in which most tropical animals and plants live. Scaper’s Soil is ideally suited to plant aquaria, especially aquascaping and shrimp aquaria.
Scaper’s Soil consists of 100% natural raw materials. Made from various carefully chosen, natural soils, it supplies all the essential minerals and trace elements that aquarium plants require each day. The irregularly shaped grains with a diameter of 1 to 4 mm give the substrate a particularly natural effect. Its loose structure permits optimum flow through the substrate and plants can take root well. Scaper’s Soil provides the perfect basis for healthy, strong plant growth and vibrant colors. Mosses also benefit from this and show this in the form of compact growth and rich green leaflets. The deep black color provides an intense, vivid contrast with the bright green of the plants.
Scaper’s Soil effectively prevents algae growth for three reasons:
- The special nutrient formula – means that the nutrients primarily benefit the plants rather than the algae.
- The nutrient buffer function: as in a battery, surplus nutrients are taken from the water and only released to the plants when necessary.
- The strong promotion of plant growth – because healthily growing aquatic plants are the strongest opponents of algae.