Rio Escuro by Brightwell Aquatics is an aquatic substrate that was designed specifically for shrimp and plants. This soil is for aquariums that require an acidic enviroment (pH of less than 7.0) and a low GH. It is suggested to use RO/DI or distilled water with this substrate in order to prolong the life and buffering ability.
We use Brightwell substrate in all of our Caridina aquariums that require a pH of less than 7.0. We have used this soil for years and have had consistent results. If you are looking for a substrate for your shrimp or planted aquarium, look no further as this is the best you will find.
Reason to Use:
Nutrient rich NO AMMONIA
Just set up the tank so I can't speak on the PH buffering of this substrate, but it looks awesome and did not cloud up the water.
I’ve used this product in the past for my planted aquariums. It produces beautiful healthy plants every time.
5 LB Bags - Brightwell Shrimp/Plant Soil - Black (Rio Escuro)
My order arrived quickly (based on Flip’s shipping schedule, which is highly appreciated). Great planted substrate. Too early to tell too much but my plants seem to be much happier in the Rio Escuro than they ever were in the fine sand! Love the personalized packing note too!