ADA Iron Bottom Long (30pcs)

Nutrient coated sticks with added iron which often becomes insufficient in an aquarium over time. Aquatic plants such as Echinodorus and Cryptocoryne are two species of aquatic plants which absorb their necessary nutrients from their roots. Insufficient nutrients in the substrate sometimes causes whitening or other growth problems. 

Iron Bottom is an easily applied fertilizer supplement that provides the necessary elements for the proper growth. In the solid form of sticks, it contains various nutrients and is coated with trace elements, particularly iron. Slowly dissolving sticks of Iron Bottom maintain a gentle and constant supply of nutrients, which is especially important for long term care and to avoid deficiency symptoms. 

Long type is for layouts with larger plants or thick substrate.  

Excellent for sustaining healthy long-term growth of plants species such as Echinodorus, Crytocoryne, and Blyxa that derive more nutrition from the substrate. Use the Iron Bottom "Long" with larger plants and aquariums with deeper substrates.

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PLANT ROOTS AND BACTERIA WITHIN THE SUBSTRATE

Silt gathers around plant roots and provides a good medium for bacterial colonization. Proper functions of bacteria, through their nitrifying processes, change ammonia to nitrogen compounds which are then consumed by aquatic plants through their roots.

Oxygen- Sufficient supply of oxygen is vital for aerobic bacteria. Insufficient oxygen prompts the activity of anaerobic bacteria which produce toxic substances such as nitrous acid. 

Nutrients in Power Sand- Nutrients contained in Power Sand are slowly dissolved and absorbed by plant roots. 

Fertilizer in the substrate- Organic matter in Power Sand or other bottom fertilizers such as Multi Bottom or Iron Bottom, can be absorbed by aquatic plants, only when they are broken down to inorganic matter by bacteria. 

Fertile peat- Works effectively to stimulate the establishment of association between bacteria and aquatic plants.





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