Well to my surprise, my local fish store had a new section in the store for live plants as in fertilezers and co2 systems. I have given up on the flourite idea. I dont feel like driving 50 plus miles to the nearest store or buy it off the internet. Well my lfs is selling what is called FIRST LAYER PURE LATERITE by Aquarium Pharmaceuticals. I bought a 55 oz (3.44 lbs) box of the stuff for $15. Seeing that I already have an established tank and seeing that it is only a 5 gallon tank I will just tear it down and start over.
Is laterite any good? Whats the difference between laterite and flourite?
The directions say to add 1 oz for every US gallon, which for my tank equals 5 oz. But 5 oz dosent seem much for a planted tank. I am suppose to mix it with gravel and then put it at the bottom and add another 1ch of gravel on top of that. Should I add more Laterite seening that I have alot?
Any helpful tips that I should know about when using Laterite?