Substrate System

Soils in nature with an abundance of microorganisms are called “microcosm”. That is because a various kinds of microorganisms interact with each other as permanently maintaining favorable conditions. The substrate system of Nature Aquarium is introduced from this fundamentals of nature. Aqua Soil made from native land containing high organic nutrition generates synergistic effect with additives to attain “live substrate” propagating microorganisms..

Power Sand /Power Sand Special

Power Sand

Power Sand is base substrate material designed for providing nutrients to the roots of aquatic plants and promoting growth of substrate bacteria. Porous volcanic stones secure the water circulation, and organic nutrients promote the growths of bacteria. Please select right size, S, M, L according to the depth of aquarium tank.

Article Code Item Volume Depth of water tank
104-001 Power Sand S 2L 40cm or below
104-002 Power Sand M 2L 40cm to 60cm
104-003 Power Sand L 2L over 60cm

Power Sand Special

Power Sand Special is the base substrate material with additional organic nutrients. Bacter 100 and Clear Super are blended for promoting the growth of bacteria. It is excellent for the plants actively absorbing nutrients from the roots, such as Cryptocoryne and easy to maintain for a long time. Please select right size, S, M, L according to the depth of tank.

Article Code Item Volume Depth of water tank
104-011 Power Sand Special  S 2L 40cm or below
104-012 Power Sand Special M 6L 40cm to 60cm
104-013 Power Sand Special L 18L over 60cm
Aquasoil Series

Aqua Soil-Amazonia

Amazonia is substrate material, rich in organic acid and nutrients, promoting the growth of aquatic plant roots. By combining with Power Sand, it becomes the ideal substrate for plants. Powder type is used for small size aquarium or for spreading lightly over the normal type Amazonia.

Article Code Item Volume
104-031 Amazonia Normal type 3L
104-051 Amazonia Powder type 3L
104-021 Amazonia Normal type 9L
104-041 Amazonia Powder type 9L

Aqua Soil-Malaya

Malaya is the substrate material produced with an image of ocher color soil in Southeast Asia. It promotes a natural feeling of the aquascape. Relatively soft granules do not obstruct the growth of plant roots, and it is suitable for keeping the aquarium layout for a long period.

Article Code Item Volume
104-032 Malaya Normal type 3L
104-052 Malaya Powder type 3L
104-022 Malaya Normal type 9L
104-042 Malaya Powder type 9L

Aqua Soil-Africana

Africana is substrate material produced with an image of reddish earth of Africa. Due to the nature of the base soil, the granular shape stays for a long period, and it also lowers pH level. Since the amount of organic matters is not as high as that of Amazonia, plants grow slowly in Africana soil.

Article Code Item Volume
104-033 Africana Normal type 3L
104-053 Africana Powder type 3L
104-023 Africana Normal type 9L
104-043 Africana Powder type 9L
Cosmetic Sand

Colorado Sand

Colorado Sand is natural sand in natural reddish color. It is suitable for general aquarium use and also good as cosmetic sand for planted aquarium. It has a wide array of uses without affecting water quality. It is great to place a thin layer of Colorado Sand on the bottom of a small aquarium with WABI-KUSA.

Article Code Volume
106-507 2L
106-508 8L

La Plata Sand

La Plata Sand is natural sand having natural bright color. It is suitable for general aquarium use and also good as cosmetic sand for planted aquarium. With its natural white color, La Plata Sand creates an atmosphere of natural river bed in aquarium. It does not affect the Water quality parameter.

Article Code Volume
106-505 2L
106-506 8L

La Plata Sand Big

The grain size is larger than normal La Plata Sand. With different sizes of grains, La Plata Sand Big adds a natural feel to the layout just by placing it in an aquarium. Besides using La Plata Sand Big only, it can be mixed with normal La Plata Sand for a variety of layout expressions.

Article Code Volume
106-509 2L
106-510 8L
Aqua Gravel

Aqua Gravel

Aqua Gravel is natural river gravels that don’t raise the hardness of the aquarium water. You can spread it directly inside the aquarium tank and use as base sand. (Usable for bottom filter)

Article Code Volume Size
106-501 2kg S
106-5011 8kg S
106-5012 8kg S
Substrate Additives

Bacter 100

Bacter 100 is a substrate additive, containing more than 100 kinds of substrate bacteria in a dormant state. By sprinkling on the base substrate, it can make an ideal substrate environment. By applying on top of blue green algae, it suppresses the growth of it.

Article Code Volume
104-111 100g

Clear Super

It is a substrate additive made from activated carbon and organic acid. Clear Super helps the growth of microorganisms. By sprinkling on the base substrate, it promotes the growth of microorganisms in the substrate, and stabilizes the environment.

Article Code Volume
105-021 50g

Tourmaline BC

Tourmaline BC contains fine bamboo charcoal, absorbing organic pollutant substances and tourmaline. Add some over the substrate during the initial set-up, and it will help to improve the substrate environment.

Article Code Volume
105-021 50g

Bacter Ball

Bacter Ball is a sphere shape substrate additive made from Bacter 100. You can place it on the substrate and inside the biological filtration system. It helps keeping healthy condition of fish and shrimp nibbling on Bacter Ball.

Article Code Volume
104-112 18g
Multi Bottom / Iron Bottom

Multi Bottom

Multi Bottom is a stick of nutrients with balanced formula of trace elements, which are vital for aquatic plant growth. To keep an aquascape for a long time, insert Multi Bottom in the substrate as a nutrient supplement.

Article Code Item/Volume
104-103 Multi Bottom (30 pcs)
104-104 Multi Bottom Long (30 pcs)

Iron Bottom

Iron Bottom is a stick of nutrients with balanced formula of trace elements and coated iron. It is recommended for the growth of Echinodorus and Cryptocoryne, which mainly absorb nutrients from the roots.

Article Code Item/Volume
104-101 Iron Bottom (30 pcs)
104-102 Iron Bottom Long (30 pcs)