The natural substrate based on volcanic lava is perfect for any freshwater aquarium. In order to provide optimal conditions for plant growth, AF Lava Soil was enriched with precious minerals. This natural substrate gradually releases minerals into the water, and, due to the high porosity, it supports the multiplication of beneficial microorganisms. The unique structure of AF Lava Soil facilitates the rooting of aquatic plants and prevents the formation of anaerobic zones in which bacteria that can produce toxic hydrogen sulfide to develop. It guarantees better water circulation in the substrate of the tank, which facilitates balanced distribution of nutrients and improves its absorption by the plants. The substrate is thoroughly rinsed, however, right after filling the aquarium with water a slight water haziness may occur. The haziness is natural, does not cause any side effects and disappears after about 12 hours. Due to the high content of minerals, in order to avoid their accumulation, we recommend limiting the dosage of micronutrient fertilizers for the first half of the year of tank’s set up.
Shipping Countries: South Africa
Shipping States: Eastern Cape (South Africa), North West (South Africa), KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), Limpopo (South Africa), Northern Cape (South Africa), Western Cape (South Africa), Free State (South Africa), Gauteng (South Africa), Mpumalanga (South Africa)
Ready to ship in 1-2 business days
Courier costs are determined by delivery location
Durban and Surrounding Areas starting at R50
Major Cities excl. Durban starting at R95
Regional/Outlying areas starting at R150
Any order with the following products listed below may attract a fixed surcharge:
Substrates 9L and above
Certain products are ONLY for collection in Durban, KZN.
Shipping will occur once payment reflects within our account, the order will be processed and shipped on the following day.
Delivery duration is governed by our courier partners and range between 24-72 hours.
Latest dispatch of plant shipments will be:
Wednesday – Regional/Outlying
Thursday – Central Major Cities
If the product is found to be faulty within the first 7 days of purchase, we will either replace or refund once suitable evidence is provided in the form of images or video.
Claims resulting from negligence, misuse or incorrect operation of products will be dismissed.
Goods that have been received damaged from the shipping process need to be reported within 30 minutes of being signed for, suitable evidence is required in the form of images or video.
We do not accept any returns on any products that are not to the buyers liking.
If your product has a defect which falls within the warranty period, we will assist you in your claims process by providing supplier channels or contact details if we are unable to assist.
In the event that you wish to return your product, the buyer remains responsible for the shipping fee in order to get the product back to us.