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Seachem fluorite with tropica nutrient layer

Postby bristlenose72 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:17 pm

Hi. I'm setting up a 4 foot, 64gallon planted aquarium. I want to use an inert substrate that is good for plants and am thinking about seachem fluorite.

I'm considering putting a 1cm nutrient layer of tropica substrate underneath as a base layer.

Has anyone done anything similar? The base layer will provide temporary nutrients to the plants and help them to get their roots down.

Thanks for any advice,


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Re: Seachem fluorite with tropica nutrient layer

Postby bristlenose72 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:27 pm

I forgot to add: Has anyone had good experiences with fluorite and growing plants?

Cheers,

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Re: Seachem fluorite with tropica nutrient layer

Postby DJRansome » Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:22 pm

No fish will be in the tank?

I have used flourite but did not find it any better or worse than other plant substrates.
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Re: Seachem fluorite with tropica nutrient layer

Postby Idech » Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:58 pm

bristlenose72 wrote:I forgot to add: Has anyone had good experiences with fluorite and growing plants?

Cheers,

Dom


I’ve used it in my community fish tank. A mix of Flourite dark and sand. Flourite on the bottom, sand top. It’s worked well for me. I use Thrive C as a complete fertilizer and also homemade root tabs. You still need a good light though. I have a Fluval 3.0 and really love it.

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