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JBL Plant soil and substrate


Product Description

Now available from JBL, a range of nutrient soils suitable for a variety of aquarium environments.

  1. Plant soil: Nutrient soil for optimal plant growth. Plat soil helps create a slightly acidic, soft water environment ideal for growing plants. For best results pair with the ideal lighting conditions such as with the Leddy Slim light range.
  2. Shrimp soil: Ideal nutrient soil for shrimp. JBL shrimp soil is similar to plant soil however it releases less nutrients overall. This controls the amount of nutrient available in the water making plant growth more gradual but also assisting in the control and prevention of algae issues. Shrimp soil also has a water softening effect similar to plant soil and will help achieve a slightly acidic, soft water environment.
  3. Volcano mineral: Ideal base substrate for any planted aquarium system. Used as a base layer rather than traditional soil, volcano mineral is highly porous. This allows for beneficial bacteria to grow in greater quantity as well as more unrestricted flow of water increasing the availabilities of nutrients and fertilisers to plant roots.
  4. Volcano powder: High nutrient, slow release substrate. Volcano powder is typically added below the top level substrate of an aquarium (either on the glass bottom of the aquarium or between the soil top layer and the porous base layer). This creates a layer of very dense nutrient there to support deeper root growth that may struggle to have access to water flow. For the best results pair Volcano powder with a base layer of Volcano mineral and cover with a nutrient soil such as JBL plant soil. 250g of volcano powder is ideal for an aquarium approximately 200L in capacity.


JBL Aquarium Products

JBL Aquarium Products Introduction JBL …… Ahead through Research Founded in the 1960s by a trained chemist. JBL takes product Development and Water testing very seriously. In keeping with our motto “Progress through research,” we believe it is essential to use information about the animals’ way of living and of their biotopes as a basis when developing our products. As a reputable manufacturer with very high standards JBL does not rely on dubious reports from the internet or information from outdated literature. That’s why JBL runs its own research center , employing experienced scientists, and also organises annual research expeditions to the home areas of the aquarium and terrarium animals, so as to build up our knowledge first hand. In addition JBL cooperates with some of the leading scientific institutions in Europe, in order to receive the most accurate results possible.

Additional information

Substrate type

Plant Soil, Shrimp Soil, Volcano Mineral, Volcano Powder


250g, 3L, 9L