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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-08-2003, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 72" 125 and was wondering how much florite i would need for it?
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Welcome Jimbojam!

I just started my 100 gallon a couple of weeks ago....I used 5 bags (75lbs) flourite and 150 lbs of fine pea gravel that is used in pool filters.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-08-2003, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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ANd what is the depth on that? OOPs looks like 3"
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Yeah, It varies from the front to the back and from one side to the other the way I have it sloped. In the front where there is only small microtennellus (pygmy chainsword) it is about 2 inches and slopes up from there.

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15 Gallon...Just Schultz Aquatic Plant soil
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-08-2003, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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Oh... also thanks for the welcome.

The mix of pea gravel and florite, is that because of the cost of florite? or is there something i'm missing?
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-09-2003, 12:39 AM
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You might want to look at the new Eco-Complete substrate. It's getting some great reviews.
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Cost of flourite...know many people who do a 50 50 mix.

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10 Gallon...20 Endler's live bearers planted, peat/kitty litter/sand substrate

15 Gallon...Just Schultz Aquatic Plant soil
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