Shop Planted Aquarium Substrates

We are your source for high quality planted aquarium substrates which keep your plants, shrimp, snails, crabs, and other invertebrates happy and healthy. Shop soil, sand, and other planted aquarium substrates by Mr. Aqua. Each of our sand and aquarium gravel options contain special ingredients which will help your aquatic plants to grow and thrive in their environment. In addition, we have shrimp sand options which will help to promote shrimp growth and increase their survival rate. Please browse our substrate options below, or give us a call at 1 (626) 333-5372 to talk with our aquarium experts about which planted aquarium substrate will work best for your needs.

Plant Substrates

Plant substrate is soil that aquarists use to cover the bottom of their tanks. This helps your live plants to develop their roots and absorb nutrients. As a planted aquarium enthusiast just getting started in the hobby, you will need to choose a substrate that is appropriate for the type of plants you are caring for. Depending on your plant choice, you will definitely need to customize your substrate as no tank is the exact same. For suggestions on best plant substrates, please get in touch with our experts. We can help guide you to make the right decision based on your own custom tank setup.

Shrimp Sand

Up Aqua has specially designed their shrimp sand to be suitable for many species of freshwater shrimp. This sand encourages shrimp growth and helps to increase their survival rate. Our sand is an excellent choice for shrimp species like Black Bee, Crystal Red, and Red Cherry Lazurite, among others. The shrimp sand you will find in our online store does not break down easily, so you can rely on high quality sand that provides proper nutrients to your freshwater shrimp. Shop formulated Up Aqua sand for shrimp today.