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AQUARIO Neo Soil Compact Shrimp

AQUARIO Neo Soil Compact Shrimp

  • Substrate for aquariums
  • Creates perfect conditions for shrimp
  • Includes important helpful bacteria
  • Slightly reduces the pH
  • Adsorbing ability on harmful soilings
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Neo Soil Compact Shrimp by Aquario is a special substrate for shrimp aquariums. It consists of nutrient-rich soils of volcanic origin. It is beneficial for the growth of tropical aquatic plants and creates the perfect living conditions for shrimps. The soil contains humic acids originating from shrimp's natural habitats, which provide adult shrimp with an excellent water quality and increase the viability of baby shrimp. In addition, Neo Soil Compact Shrimp is rich on microelements that strengthen the formation and texture of shrimp shell and have an important influence on the colouration.

After already 7 days, this substrate creates a stable water quality in the aquarium. Due to the special structural composition of the soil particles, which combines two layers of different natural soil types - brown soil inside and black soil outside - the soil has a lower weight and its own filtering effect. It adsorbs soilings and thus, keeping the water clean.

Next to the ability to lower the pH-value as well as the water hardness, this soil also includes abilities that make it unique. Other than most soils, the Neo Soil includes bacteria that are activated as soon as the soil makes contact with water. These beneficial bacteria in the soil play an important role in biological degradation processes in the aquarium by converting undesirable substances such as nitrite. Additionally, they limit the growth of harmful organisms abundant in the water. The soil already contains sufficient nutrients to allow the bacteria?s quick and stable establishment in the tank. Since the bacteria also provide the plants with nutrients that are present in the soil, growth is accelerated and facilitated in the critical starting phase. Additionally, microscopically small pores in the beads cause an increase in surface area and, thus, the habitat for additional important bacteria.


  • Substrate with a grain size of 3 mm
  • Particularly suitable for shrimp aquariums
  • Enriched with useful bacteria
  • Contains microelements and humic acids
  • Creates ideal conditions for shrimps (e.g. crystal red dwarf shrimps), tropical fish and water plants
  • Positive effect on colour formation and shell strength
  • Soil particles with many micropores for enhanced microbial colonisation
  • Slightly reduces the pH-value
  • Adsorbing effect on soilings for crystal clear water


8 litres of Neo Soil are sufficient for a 50 litre aquarium.
Apply on the ground of the aquarium without rinsing beforehand. The soil cannot be used in combination with an under-gravel filter.
The Neo Soil can be modelled best with a gravel spatula as desired.
To avoid turbidity when filling the aquarium, the aquarium should be filled with water very carefully. It is recommended to cover the bottom beforehand, e. g. with kitchen roll paper. Planting in the tank is much easier if the soil is sufficiently moistened. After planting, the aquarium can be carefully filled to the desired water level. Any turbidity that may occur is quickly removed as soon as the filter is switched on.


Neo Soil should not be used together with any product that increases pH or GH.
Animal stocking should only be added to the aquarium after a certain period of acclimatisation.
Neo Soil is a natural product from natural volcanic ash. Therefore, light impurities such as woods cannot be excluded.
After the setup, 30% of the water should be changed every 3 days, later a weekly water change of 30% is sufficient.
If the Neo Soil Compact is used with other brands of soils, the water should be changed more frequently to avoid growth of undesired algae.
Keep out of the reach of children.



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