Cal Aqua Labs Black Earth Premium Substrate

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I've seen this substrate from Cal Aqua and wondered if anyone has had any experience with it?

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My main interest is that it does not crumble?

Special characteristics of Black Earth Premium:

1) Highly fertile
Black Earth Premium is formulated for maximum fertility. Made from natural fertile soil rich in humic acids, it contains a large amount of essential plant nutrients such as Nitrogen, Potassium, Phosphorous, and trace elements such as calcium, magnesium, iron, and manganese.

2) Super clean
The first thing users will notice about Black Earth Premium is how clean it is right out-of-the-bag.
Unlike other substrates where dust and debris are a common part, our substrate is specially manufactured to contain as little foreign materials as possible.
As a result, water remains clear starting from the moment the aquarium is filled.
Check out the short video below to see how clean Black Earth Premium substrate is.

3) Harder granules = Longer substrate lifetime
CAL AQUA LABS developed an advanced process for the production of Black Earth Premium that results in virtually dry granules that are much harder than other substrates while maintaining maximum fertility.
Because of this, they suffer significantly less breakage during transportation and setup, resulting in prolonged lifetime of the substrate.

4) Maximum fertility when you need it
Black Earth Premium is supplied virtually dry right out-of-the bag. Due to the lack of moisture, organic nutrients within the soil are preserved at their maximum level until use. Dried granules are also much easier and more pleasant to handle as they will not stick to your hands or fingers.

5) Creates slightly acidic water conditions
Black Earth Premium is made from natural, highly-fertile earth which is rich in humic and fulvic acids. As a result, it creates slightly acidic water conditions which is optimal for keeping aquatic plants and most freshwater fish.


http://calaqualabs.com/blackearthpremium/
 
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Courtneybst

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I've used this substrate in my aquarium with success (I'm still using it).

It does crumble if you push hard enough but generally it's quite firm.

I'm happy to help with any other questions you might have.

Courtney

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Courtneybst

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Random side note, we also happen to share the same birthday! Haha

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