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Elemental Iron

Elemental Iron

Regular price $24.99 CAD
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Shipping & Returns

**Heavy items may have a shipping adjustment after your order**

Shipping live plant

All plants will be ship every monday of each week only to avoid service interruptions on weekend days.

Please refer to the D.O.A plant warranty page to find out about our delivery conditions and plant warranty.

Note:  We will hold onto your shipment if too cold or hot to ship live plants and shrimp safely to the next following week until the temperature is safety to ship the live stock.

    Shipping dry good

    Sousleau (the site) reserves the right to choose the delivery method most suitable for shipping orders within a reasonable time if you choose ground shipping at 25$

     Here are the carriers Sousleau aquarium uses:

    • Purolator road service 
    • Canada Post
    • UPS ground
    • Canpar ground
    • Fedex ground

    Shipping is always the monday of every week.

    The delivery address must not refer to a postal box commonly called a "PO BOX", where appropriate we reserve the right to cancel the order.

    Order cancellation fees

    If you want to cancel an order and it has not been processed, Sousleau aquarium will charge a 50% fee and only the delivery costs will be 100% refunded.


    Sousleau aquarium does not accept returns, and refunds are only eligible for shipments with the D.O.A. The refund is made within 3 to 5 working days. Delivery charges are excluded from the D.O.A warranty and are non-refundable.

    Late or missing refunds (if applicable)

    If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.
    Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
    Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.
    If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at

    Sale items (if applicable)
    Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded.

    Exchanges (if applicable)
    We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at and send your item to the seller.


    All prices displayed are in Canadian dollars


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    Adding iron to your aquarium provides essential benefits for aquatic plants:

    1. Chlorophyll Production: Iron is a critical component in the synthesis of chlorophyll, the green pigment responsible for photosynthesis. By adding iron to your aquarium, you ensure that plants have an adequate supply for chlorophyll production. This, in turn, enhances their ability to capture and utilize light energy for growth.

    2. Photosynthesis Enhancement: Iron plays a crucial role in the electron transport chain during photosynthesis. Adequate iron levels improve the efficiency of photosynthesis, allowing plants to generate more energy and sustain their metabolic processes. This results in healthier and more vibrant plant growth.

    3. Prevention of Chlorosis: Iron deficiency often leads to chlorosis, a condition where plant leaves turn yellow due to insufficient chlorophyll production. Supplementing iron in your aquarium prevents chlorosis, maintaining the green coloration of leaves and ensuring that plants can carry out photosynthesis effectively.

    4. Root Development and Nutrient Uptake: Iron is involved in the formation of enzymes that facilitate nutrient uptake in plant roots. By providing sufficient iron, you support the development of a robust root system, allowing plants to absorb nutrients, including other essential elements, from the substrate more efficiently.

    5. Promotion of New Growth: Iron is essential for cell division and the formation of new plant tissues. Adequate iron levels encourage the growth of new leaves, stems, and roots, contributing to the overall vitality and appearance of aquatic plants in your aquarium.

    6. Color Enhancement: Iron supplementation can enhance the coloration of certain red and purple pigments in plants. This is particularly beneficial for aquarium enthusiasts who desire vibrant and diverse plant colors, adding visual interest to the underwater landscape.

    7. Algae Inhibition Through Plant Competitiveness: Similar to nitrate and phosphate, maintaining optimal iron levels supports healthy plant growth, creating a competitive environment against algae. As plants thrive with adequate iron, they can outcompete algae for nutrients, contributing to natural algae control.

    It's essential to monitor iron levels in your aquarium, as both deficiency and excess can have adverse effects. Regular testing and adjustments, along with consideration of the specific iron requirements of your plant species, will help maintain a balanced and flourishing aquatic environment.

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