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post #256 of 332 (permalink) Old 06-17-2014, 11:33 PM
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What kind of rock is the black active flora? It doesn't appear to be crushed lava rock like eco complete.
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post #257 of 332 (permalink) Old 06-18-2014, 07:21 PM
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Just letting anyone know who is looking for activ flora......my ordered just shipped from thatfishplace today! $18.39 a bag and free shipping over $89.
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post #258 of 332 (permalink) Old 06-18-2014, 08:24 PM
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thanks for the heads up. Got my 4 bags ordered

Now I just gotta get my new filter and tank ordered and Im set
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Does this stuff have little iron bits in it? Wondering if any thing will get stuck to a magnet cleaner.
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Does this stuff have little iron bits in it? Wondering if any thing will get stuck to a magnet cleaner.
Activ-Flora? Never got any stuck to my magnet cleaner.
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post #261 of 332 (permalink) Old 06-26-2014, 02:10 AM
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I just got two bags of the black activflora for my 15g and hopefully Ill have enough left over for my 8g. I got MGOM(dirt) that's going under it as well.
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post #262 of 332 (permalink) Old 07-05-2014, 10:20 PM
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this stuff really is great. thanks for put up the info on it.


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Activflora does have iron it and will get stuck to a magnet cleaner.

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post #265 of 332 (permalink) Old 07-09-2014, 02:41 AM
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How many bags would you think are necessary for 2.5" depth in a 40B(36"x18")? I'm thinking 4-5.

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post #266 of 332 (permalink) Old 01-05-2015, 11:35 PM
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Hi All,

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ActivFlora:
ActivFlora™ Planted Aquarium Substrate is a Bio-Activ NUTRIENT-ENRICHED™ gravel specially developed and suited for planted aquaria. ActivFlora™ gravels are naturally abundant in trace elements that instantly provide a nutrient-rich environment in which your aquatic plants will thrive and achieve optimum health and growth.

Elemental Analysis (Units=mg/kg)

Aluminum ..................10210
Magnesium .............. 2281
Barium ..........................124
Manganese .....................64
Calcium..........................195
Sodium.........................223
Cobalt...............................6
Nickel............................12
Chromium........................13
Vanadium.......................15
Copper ............................17
Zinc...............................29
Iron.............................18500
Potassium .................. 2195
I'm going to weigh in on this just because. First of all let me say that Active Flora may indeed provide good results, although I have never tried it myself. Why do I say that? Because I use Montmorillonite Clay products that have basically the same composition; let's compare ActivFlora™ Planted Aquarium Substrate to Montmorillonite clay materials.

Nutrient..................ActiveFlora............. ..Montmorillonite clay
Aluminum ..................10210.....................10500
Magnesium .................2281.......................4130
Barium ........................124....................... ..119
Manganese ...................64...........................61 .1
Calcium.......................195................. .......5310
Sodium.........................223................ ........353
Cobalt............................6............... .............3.5
Nickel............................12.............. ............14.8
Chromium.......................13................. ...........39.5
Vanadium.......................15................. ...........18.7
Copper .........................17....................... .......5.2
Zinc..............................29.............. ..............50.5
Iron.............................18500............ ........12600
Potassium .................. 2195........................3980

ActivFlora costs about $1 per pound, I purchase 40 pound bag of Safe-T-Sorb #7941 ( Montmorillionite clay) for $5 at Tractor Supply. Granted it doesn't have the black color but for the price it isn't bad.

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ActivFlora costs about $1 per pound, I purchase 40 pound bag of Safe-T-Sorb #7941 ( Montmorillionite clay) for $5 at Tractor Supply[/URL]. Granted it doesn't have the black color but for the price it isn't bad.

I have a friend who swears by this stuff as well and has great results. I'm just too picky about the color and grain size to use it persoanlly. Now if they could only make it in black!

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The Black bag has absolutely gotta be "Thee" best looking black substrate there is. Pure black with tiny glare. Blacker than eco and ADA. For this substrate, you can actually see the brown fish poop instead of having it blend in with eco. The magnetic field around this substrate is unbelievable. My long tweezers always get a few grains of this stuck to it while plucking and planting plants. Not to mention why I stopped using magnetic cleaners. Dwarf Baby Tears will easily root onto it because of the rice sized grade.
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^^ The Black bag? You mean this stuff, Activ-Flora? (in which case I agree!) Or something else?
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post #270 of 332 (permalink) Old 02-23-2015, 07:56 PM
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I believe its the activ flora black. When I first started my tank, I bought flourite, Ada, activ, and Eco which was all black. I loved the activ flora black and wanted to buy some more but thought it was flourite black. Felt real bad when I saw how brown the black was when I ordered another flourite black.
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