Problem with JBL Proscape Aquasoil - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-07-2019, 03:03 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 8
Question Problem with JBL Proscape Aquasoil

Hi There,

Since few weeks ago, i'm trying to use the JBL Proscape Aquasoil substrate in a planted tank without success, perhaps the substrate contains unbalanced minerals in it composition.

Please did anybody here used this substrate ?.

The plants didn't grow. In fact they had the leaves burned, and very ugly. Here is a photo when the problem was started, after 2 weeks after tank plant:

On the 3 week, the things became badly, the eleocharis parvula was completely brown.

JBL on manual structions recomends to change around 50% of the water every 2-3 days in the first 2 weeks. I followed this instructions, doing it every 3 days.

Measuring the water parameters in these days:
PH: 6.4 - 7.0
KG: 2.0 - 5.0
GH: 3.0 - 6.0

The fertilizes used was (all of them in theyr recomended weekly dosage) :
- Seachem Flourish
- Seachem Flourish Excel
- Microbe Liftup Iron

Dtomazini is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-07-2019, 07:14 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
swarley's Avatar
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 397
Plants most often experience melt whenever it's introduces in a new environment, especially if they are previously grown emersed and a lot of plants are sold emersed.

Also are you not injecting CO2 or adding any fertilizer? I'm not super familiar with it but it may not have much nutrients like Controsoil. Lilies also have very delicate leaves and can get damaged during transport and planting.

Refer to for more information about growing/keeping aquatic plants and aquariums in general.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
swarley is offline  


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Moving to a new place, should I switch to Aquasoil? aaronbear Substrate 3 05-08-2014 11:07 AM
Co2 Technical problem..AGAIN. This is torture...Need some help NeonFlux Equipment 53 01-22-2009 11:37 AM
Eco-Complete Vs Aquasoil?? JUSTIFY PRICE PREMIUM scorpio19 Substrate 11 08-08-2008 04:47 AM
Rescaping my tank. Add New aquasoil or keep all the old? thefishmanlives Substrate 4 07-29-2008 05:48 AM
Aquasoil Clarity: My Documentation (56k death) Tacoshooter General Planted Tank Discussion 21 10-05-2007 07:21 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome