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Cool Fluval Stratum Plant or Shrimp substrate?

Is there really a difference? I'm considering it for my 46g when I set it up. I love my red cherry shrimp and was wondering if I got the Shrimp Stratum, would my plants still benefit? I was looking at a website who carries it and it says it still has nutrients for plants, which makes sense. Opinions? (And is it a substrate that doesn't need to be covered?)

*Right now I'm using caribsea substrate, but I wanted to try something I don't see in my LPS/where I work.

55g bearded dragon viv, 60g semi/tropical mix, 47g column schooling, & 10g planted with fish and RCS.
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Plants like it, and will root/survive/grow & thrive.
Its like ada aquasoil and azoo plant grower bed, and is sold at about the same price.

They sell it in bags that stock the 7.9 gallon tanks.

You'd be happier buying ada aquasoil or azoo plant grower bed if you're going to setup the 46 gallon tank. Will save you money.
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Thanks, I'll look into those brands too.
I just saw how the Fluval one is pebbled-like, compared to what I have now.

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From what I've seen the shrimp and plant stratum are the same with the exception of the plant stratum having larger granules, and they offer them in 2 size bags, a 4.4 and an 8.8 costing 13 and 25 dollars respectively.
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