Encourages strong plant growth – roots easily penetrate and spread throughout substrate to obtain key nutrients.
Porous structure allows for rapid colonization of beneficial nitrifying bacteria.
Helps support neutral to slightly acidic pH – ideal for most plants, tropical fish and shrimp normally kept in planted aquariums.
Provides newborn shrimp with a refuge from predators until they are large enough to emerge.
Will not discolor water and helps control organic discoloration when natural driftwood is present.