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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-07-2013, 07:38 AM
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Re: Seachem Flourite - New 75 gl Tank

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Flourite needs a lot of washing before putting it in the tank. I would take it out and rinse... a lot.
It has been a week and I still stand by my initial comment.

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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-07-2013, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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I bought two bags of the Flourite red, which seem to be bigger pieces and rinsed quite easily. I put the two bags over top and everything seems to be much better now and has settled down.

Thanks everyone for your help it is much appreciated.

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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-20-2013, 08:59 PM
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I'd like to chime in too. Also I have a question.

I just bought a bag of red Flourite because I want to start planting my tank and I heard good things from everyone about it. I rinsed the crap out of it before I mixed it with my natural gravel. I've never had a substrate this dusty so obviously I underestimated it.

Right now my black moore is back in his tiny 5 gallon with nothing else around him. I feel bad lol.

I rinsed the flourite, added it to the tank, realized how screwed I was, and did a full water change. I added the water back in very slow but it's still about the same cloudiness after an hour. I'm able to see the filter stem coming down the back so that's a plus I guess.

Any idea on how long you think before it's safe enough to put the fish back where he belongs?

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