Rich in nutrients and great for demanding plants such as Rotala, Ludwigia and Echinodorus
Also comes in Powder form for hassle-free planting a root growth for smaller foreground plants such as Micranthemum Monte Carlo, Hemianthus callitrichoides 'Cuba', Utricularia Gramminfolia, and more
Buffers water to slightly acidic pH for better aquatic plant nutrient consumption environment
Choosing a quality aquarium substrate is an essential part of a planted tank as it provides vital nutrients for lush aquatic plant growth and helps balance water properties by decreasing the hardness/pH for optimal levels for aquatic plants, shrimp, and most tropical fish. Tropica Aquarium Soil is perfect for your new aquarium and can be used without any additional bottom layers or additives.
The granule size is optimal for easy planting. We recommend 25-50% water changes about twice a week during the first month after initial setup.
Comes in a 3 liter or 9 liter bag.
Below is a 44 gallon tank using three 9 liter bags of Tropica Aquarium Soil Normal:
What's the difference between Tropica Aquarium Soil Normal and Powder?
Powder features smaller granules of soil which is beneficial for plants with shorter and less developed roots which is common with foreground plants. Our recommended granule size for aquatic plants such as Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo’, Hemianthus Callitrichoides ‘Cuba' and other similar sized plants.
How much Tropica Aquarium Soil do I need?
The general rule of thumb is one 3L bag per 5 gallons and one 9L bag per 15 gallons
[Tank Length x Tank Depth x Desired Substrate Height (inches)] / 60 = Total liters of Aquarium Soil required
Shipping, Returns and Refunds
Live plants are shipped Monday - Friday for all west coast orders. For all remaining states, live plants will only be shipped Monday through Wednesday and Friday to ensure they arrive at your doorstep 100% healthy.
Rimless aquariums will be shipped throughout the week via UPS or Fedex Ground. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.
Hard goods can be returned up to 14 days after receipt of purchase. Buyer is responsible for return shipping.
Due to its nature, we are unable to accept returns for live plants. In the unlikely event you are unsatisfied in any way, please contact us ASAP. We provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.
To be eligible for a refund/store credit, please contact us within 12 hours of receiving it and provide a photo of the item in its original packaging.
No worries, we’ll take care of everything as long as it fits the guidelines above.
Most answers to general questions can be found on our FAQ page.