This light and non-compacting substrate helps to support beneficial nitrifying bacteria. They quickly colonize its porous structure, helping to maintain optimal water quality for plants and other inhabitants. Stratum helps maintain a neutral to slightly acidic pH that is ideal for most plant species, as well as fish or shrimp typically kept in planted aquaria. It provides a refuge for newborn shrimp, allowing them to avoid early-stage predation. Fluval Stratum will not discolor your aquarium water, and even helps to control organic discoloration often present when natural driftwood is used.
More about the brand
The Rolf C. Hagen Group of Companies, more commonly known as Hagen Inc, is a pet supplies company founded in 1955 by brothers Rolf, Horst, Dieter Hagen. Hagen's Fluval, Marina, NutraFin and AquaClear brands all specialize in the aquarium hobby, offering filtration systems and media, aquarium lighting, water pumps, aeration and heating equipment, aquarium décor, aquarium maintenance supplies and more! Hagen's Exo-Terra division specializes in reptiles and invertebrates, manufacturing high quality terrariums and terrarium products as well as playing an active role in reptile research and conservation. Hagen also carries other popular brands such as Nutrience products for cats and dogs and Living World products for small pets and birds. Since their founding in 1955, Hagen has grown to become one of the world's largest privately-owned, multi-national manufacturers of pet products. Fun Fact: The popular vampire crab species Geosesarma hagen is actually named after Hagen Inc, owing to their support of the zoological researchers who scientifically described the species. Check out our wide selection of Hagen pet products here at Big Al's Pets.