Palagonite is a volcanic mineral substance that was created by a rare and unique event, in which hot basalt lava flowed into a freshwater lake in Queensland, Australia, around 20 million years ago.
Palagonisation began as the molten lava, was quenched, forming a rind or coating of volcanic glass, that over time has devitrified from glass into palagonite material. Extremely rare, it is found in Australia, Iceland and on the planet Mars.
Palagonites’ rich and comprehensive suite of essential nutrients, includes: Silicon, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Carbon, Nitrogen, Cobalt, Nickel, Zinc, Molybdenum, Selenium, makes it the perfect base product for natural plant health.
New Tank: Sprinkle Palagonite evenly into a thin layer over the bottom of aquarium. Any areas intended for planting, build up to double depth. Cover with your substrate of choice, for example river gravel, pebble or sand.
Established Tank: Option for replanting – dig a recess in your substrate and carefully fill with Palagonite and cover. Plant into it. Option for general mineralisation – push aside a small area of substrate and place Palagonite. Cover with substrate.