Tag Archives: Aquarium Soil

Plant and Shrimp Substrates

Achieving a beautiful, lush planted aquarium requires selecting the most dependable products.  Among the first products hobbyists should consider when setting up a planted aquarium is a suitable growth substrate.  Many varieties and brands are available, so which one should you choose?  The SevenPorts team takes a look at six of the best substrates available […]

Up-Aqua Shrimp Sand

  SevenPorts is adding Up-Aqua Shrimp Sand to our substrate inventory. The Up-Aqua Shrimp Sand is specifically formulated to be mineral rich. Thus providing micro amounts of minerals required to sustain colonies of freshwater shrimps. Up-Aqua Shrimp Sand also contains buffering capabilities, automatically softening water and lowering PH to roughly 6.0 – 6.5.   This […]

The importance of substrate in an aquarium and the benefits of having proper planting substrate.

This subject tends to get a bit touchy and controversial in the aquatic community. There has always been different opinions on the importance of substrate. We will be laying out some basic information and facts on this subject today. An aquarium with some kind of substrate is always going to be more stable than an […]