Symbiotic relationship between plant roots and beneficial bacteria
The most important factor for the substrate, the spot where the aquarium plants to grow, is to take in sufficient nutrients for the roots. Aquarium plants can inorganic nutrients with their roots, while organic nutrients cannot be directly absorbed. A large number in the substrate live bacteria break down the organic nutrients to inorganic form. They help to make the nutrients available for plants, so they with their roots from the substrate. These bacteria are normally present around the roots of aquarium plants, where oxygen and organic substances are released to the soil. These facts show that there is a symbiotic relationship between the plant roots and bacteria. To the growth of beneficial bacteria to promote ADA Power Sand and additives such as ADA Bacter100 used for the substrate. The substrate acts as the foundation of a Nature Aquarium.
The basic structure of the substrate
A substrate that is built up with ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia and ADA Power Sand has many advantages for a rapid growth of aquarium plants and reduces the risk of a successful aquarium.
1. Put a piece of cardboard in the aquarium as separation. 2. Divide the Cosmetic Sand in the foreground and ADA Aqua Soil Amazonia in the background. 3. Make sure that the levels of both species and both sides are equal and remove the separation. 4. Place a few stones along the line as a separation between the two materials.
The ADA Power Sand special contains more organic nutrients than normal ADA Power Sand. This is in particular suitable for aquarium plants with an extensive root system, such as Cryptocoryne. A point of note is, that the ideal is to have a well-screwed filter to use with fully functioning biological filtration. The nutrients from the ADA Power Sand special , leaks may be adequately treated in a newly launched filter with new filter media. Although ADA Bacter 100 and ADA Clear Super in the ADA Power Sand special is added, it is advisable to additional substrate additions to use the quick growth of beneficial bacteria to promote.
2. Suitable for plants, that their food is active to include with their roots, such as Cryptocoryne.
In a Nature Aquarium, the substrate is the important spot for the growing of aquarium plants. A good knowledge about the building and maintaining of the substrate is therefore important. One of the main factors which makes it possible to have a long life of the aquascape, to the underlying concept of a Nature Aquarium, it is ADA's unique know-how of the substrate. Here, take a look at this valuable knowledge.
As the aquarium longer run, it will be dirty as the excrement of fish and shrimp in the substrate to accumulate. An excess amount of dirt the water permeability negative influence, causing blue-green algae and other algae can arise. To avoid these issues, should the dirt be away sucked out with a hose during the waterwissel. In particular, in a dense voorgrondplanten is a significant amount of dirt between the plants way to suck, as soon as the end of the hose above the substrate is held. Blue-green algae between the glass and substrate can be scraped off with a thin spatula, before this further in the aquarium can spread.