Fertilization of aquatic plants is one of the most important steps of creating a beautiful layout over the long term. The Green Brighty STEP system is formulated specifically to work with Amazonia Aqua Soil: meaning that the dosage rates are optimized specifically for Aqua Design Amano’s signature aquarium substrate. As the aquarium ages, so to does the nutrient requirements of plants, as a result the Green Brighty STEP series is formulated to compensate for these changes across STEP 1, STEP 2 and STEP 3.
Green Brighty STEP 1 (for the early sprouting stage, up to three months after initial planting) contains a formula of trace elements that protects and strengthens roots and leaves for the early growth phase. STEP 1 promotes the healthy growth of both stems and roots.
Green Brighty STEP 2 (growing stage, from three months to one year after first planting) has a formula that contains additional iron that effectively prolongs the healthy growth period.
Green Brighty STEP 3 (maturation stage, after one year of the aquarium’s establishment) accounts for the fact that the growth of aquatic plants becomes obstructed by an oxidation and hardening process that naturally occurs in the substrate, which reduces the efficiency of photosynthesis. Therefore, STEP 3 is fortified with additional potassium and iron, enhancing the photosynthesis process in aquatic plants and deters the natural aging of aquatic plants.