AquaZen Nutrient Base - 1kg/1000g
AquaZen Nutrient Base - 1kg/1000g

AquaZen Nutrient Base - 1kg/1000g

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AquaZen Nutrient Base: The Foundation for Thriving Aquatic Plants

 

Introducing AquaZen's Nutrient Base, the ultimate natural substrate for both beginners and experienced aquarists alike. Our product is thoughtfully designed to promote robust plant growth by providing all the essential elements required for proper nourishment. With immediate effectiveness, your plant roots will receive the vital nutrients they need to flourish. Our substrate is not only long-lasting but also rich in nutrients, creating the perfect foundation for your freshwater planted aquarium. Whether you're just starting your aquatic journey or have years of experience, Nutrient Base is the ideal choice for anyone seeking to create a beautiful and healthy aquatic environment.

 

Key Features:

  1. Nutrient-Rich Natural Substrate: AquaZen's Nutrient Base is infused with essential nutrients that create an optimal environment for plant growth. It serves as the cornerstone for lush and healthy aquatic flora.

  2. Great for Beginners: Easy to use and suitable for aquarists of all levels, Nutrient Base is perfect for those venturing into the world of planted aquariums.

  3. Long-Lasting: Our substrate maintains its effectiveness over time, ensuring a stable and nourishing environment for your plants to thrive for an extended period.

  4. Fast Acting with Immediate Results: Nutrient Base acts swiftly, supplying your plant roots with the essential nutrients they need for vigorous growth, delivering immediate and impressive results.

 

Instructions:

  1. Spread Nutrient Base Substrate: Begin by evenly spreading the Nutrient Base substrate across the bottom of your aquarium to create a layer that is ¾ inch (2cm) thick.

  2. Cover with Prewashed Aquarium Gravel: Overlay this layer with approximately 1 inch (3cm) of prewashed aquarium gravel.

  3. Surface Decoration: Enhance the surface with coarse gravel, stones, or wood to create a visually captivating underwater landscape.

  4. Plant with Freshwater Plants: Plant your chosen freshwater plants directly into the substrate, knowing they have a nutrient-rich foundation to support their growth.

 

Elevate your aquatic planting experience with AquaZen's Nutrient Base. Cultivate a thriving underwater garden where your aquatic plants flourish, adding natural beauty to your aquarium. Whether you're a novice or an expert, Nutrient Base is the foundation for your aquatic masterpiece.

 

Choose Nutrient Base and embark on a journey to create a captivating aquatic environment that will leave both you and your aquatic companions in awe. Dive into the world of AquaZen and unlock the secrets to a lush and vibrant underwater oasis.

 

 

This colorful tetra is a true aquarium hobby classic!

These little tetras are one of the more beautifully colored fish available in the freshwater aquarium hobby!  They have a silver body and feature a shimmering red/pink stripe throughout the middle of their body.  Their eye-catching coloration has made them one of the most popular fish for freshwater aquariums today.  They are great for beginners and experts alike, and they thrive in any well-established aquarium that meets their recommended water parameters.  These fish stay small, growing no larger than one to two inches, which makes them an excellent choice for small-sized tanks!

Glowlight Tetras are very peaceful and make great additions to community aquariums.  However, they should only be kept in tanks with other non-aggressive fish that are similar in size.  They are a schooling fish, and their schools create a magnificent display of colors in motion that has to be seen to be believed!  These fish do best in densely planted aquariums with plenty of hiding places.  This can be achieved with rocks and caves, driftwood, and live plants (good ones include mosses or tall plants that will reach the middle level of the aquarium, such as green cabomba, moneywort, java ferns, etc.).  Since they are a schooling fish, they can really only thrive in groups, which is why we sell them in groups of 6 and 12.

Glowlight Tetras spend most of their time within the middle and top levels of the aquarium.  These fish are not recommended for new tanks, as they may have problems in tanks that are not well-cycled.  It is important to acclimate Glowlight Tetras to a new tank slowly, because they can be sensitive to changes in water parameters.  They are known to be difficult to breed in captivity; the water conditions must be perfect for them to spawn.  Interestingly, the bright colors on these fish tend to become dimmer at night.  This is normal and does not indicate sickness or weakness in the tetras.

What We Like About This Fish:

Iridescent red stripe that add bright bursts of color to any aquarium set-up

Its small size makes it an ideal candidate for the nano aquarium

Safe with plants

Completely peaceful

Very hardy and adaptable

All Aquatic Arts brand plants and animals come with a 100% live arrival guarantee, plus free email support!

RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
Temperature: 75° - 82° F (24° - 28° C)
pH: 5.5 - 7.5, but highly adaptable to many conditions
KH: 4 - 10 dKH
Minimum tank size: 10 gallons


CARE GUIDELINES:
Diet: Omnivorous. Will readily accept most fish flakes and pellets, as well as most small foods, including brine shrimp, daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms, and tubifex.
Social behavior: Peaceful, schooling/shoaling.
Origin: Tank-bred, but indigenous to Rio Essequibo, Guyana
Average adult size: 1.5 - 2 inches (3.8 - 5 cm)
Average purchase size: 1/4 - 1 inch (0.6 - 2.5 cm)

For the safety of our animals, we only ship live fish, crabs, and select other inverts exclusively via UPS 1 Day Air.  If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS 1 Day Air as a shipping option during checkout. If other items are in your cart that can ship with  2 day or standard shipping options the only shipping method you can still select is UPS 1 Day Air. 

UPS 1 Day is a description of the duration of time a shipment will spend in transit once it has been shipped. This does not guarantee the package will be shipped the same or next day from which the order was placed.

Shipping Schedule for this service

UPS 1 Day: Monday through Thursday
 

Current Handling Time:

1-9 business days

Here at Aquatic Arts, we consider the welfare of the live animals we are shipping to be of the foremost importance. This process is much more involved than simply creating a shipping label and affixing it to a box. Depending on the order, it takes from 4 to 7 people to complete this process properly. We check the weather conditions here where they fly out of the Indianapolis UPS facility and the destination for each shipment. We start early each morning and go through a multi-step process to have the day's shipments prepared in time for the UPS pickup. The volume of orders in our system also affects the processing time. Therefore our stated handling time is 1-9 business days. 

Shipping Rate

Pricing is by size of package needed to fill entire order and distance it must travel. It will be calculated at checkout.

 

 

Q: What are the ideal tank mates for Glowlight Tetras?
A: Glowlight Tetras do best with other small, peaceful fish. Ideal tank mates include Neon Tetras, Harlequin Rasboras, Corydoras Catfish, and small livebearers like Guppies or Mollies.

Q: How often should I feed Glowlight Tetras?
A: Glowlight Tetras should be fed 1-2 times a day. Provide only as much food as they can consume in 2-3 minutes to avoid overfeeding and water quality issues.

Q: What should I do if my Glowlight Tetras are not schooling?
A: Ensure you have at least 6-12 Glowlight Tetras, as they are schooling fish and feel more secure in larger groups. Also, check if there are any stressors in the tank such as aggressive tank mates or poor water quality.

Q: Can Glowlight Tetras live with shrimps and snails?
A: Yes, Glowlight Tetras are generally safe with non-aggressive invertebrates like shrimps and snails. They add a nice dynamic to the aquarium and help with cleaning.

Q: How can I tell the difference between male and female Glowlight Tetras?
A: Males are usually slimmer and may have more intense coloring, especially during breeding times. Females tend to be rounder and slightly larger, particularly when carrying eggs.

Q: What signs of illness should I watch for in Glowlight Tetras?
A: Watch for changes in color, fin rot, spots, or unusual swimming behavior. Common illnesses include ich, fin rot, and swim bladder issues. Quarantine affected fish and treat the tank if necessary.

Q: What lighting conditions do Glowlight Tetras prefer?
A: Glowlight Tetras thrive in subdued lighting conditions, which mimic their natural habitat. Moderate lighting with plenty of plants for shade creates an ideal environment for them.

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