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Platinum AquaSoil - For Planted Tanks

Platinum AquaSoil - For Planted Tanks

Regular price $29.99 CAD
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**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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    Limit of 3 per order


    Platinum AquaSoil - For Planted Tanks 

    AquaSoil is designed to provide a natural and aesthetically pleasing environment for plants and aquatic life, while also providing nutrients and encouraging healthy plant growth. AquaSoil is a type of soil-based substrate that is composed of a mixture of peat, coconut coir, and other organic materials. It is usually used in planted aquariums and terrariums, and can be mixed with other types of substrates such as gravel or sand to create a custom planting environment. AquaSoil is known for its ability to maintain a stable pH and provide essential nutrients to plants, and its texture makes it easy for plant roots to establish and grow.

    Japanese Translation: 100% Japanese natural black ash soil. Maintains a soft water environment that is ideal for breeding aquatic plants and fish for a long time. The buffering power of the soil can absorb pigment leached by driftwood, the phosphates that lead to algae, etc. is adsorbed by the power of the natural soil. 

    ● Platinum Soil stays intact yet buffers strongly, unlike common aquasoils

    ● Buffers water to 6.2-6.5

    ● Strong water clarifying property will buffer water for over a year when using RO

    ● Active substrate by removing harmful KH (carbonate ion) from water


    Bag Sizes:

    8 Liter bag – 16 lbs of substrate

    3 Liter bag – 6 lbs of substrate

    Grain Sizes:

    Normal: Particle size 3.0mm-5.0mm

    Powder: Particle size 1.6mm-3.0mm


    Platinum has a stronger buffer than most soils, with a high concentration of micro, macro elements and potassium.

    For shrimp, it is recommended to use RO water only and prepare the aquarium before adding invertebrates:

    - Week 1: 50% water change every 2 days
    - Week 2: 50% water change every 4 days
    - Week  3: 50% change every 6 days
    - Week 4: 50% water change every 7 days
    - Week 5: Addition of invertebrates 

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews
    Caroline (CA)
    Another review after 3 months

    Tank and substrate review update after 3 months. Red plants have good color and all roots look great! Haven't started root tabs yet, but I do use liquid fertilizer 3 times a week. The substrate grains are pretty hard and don't crumble easily.

    Caroline (CA)
    Nice substrate, doesn't crumble, plants like it

    I used this substrate (both sizes) setting up a standard 29 gallons tank witth CO2. Picture is after 3 weeks. Plants seem to like it a lot. Red plants are very dark, and roots grow quickly. Only downside is that it's rather light, so it's difficult for plants to hold in it for the first days before the roots start growing.