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Old 11-08-2012, 07:54 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by sugarbyte View Post
The substrate sticky lists stratum as:

Fluval Stratum-
Pros: contains some nutrients, doesn't leach ammonia, good particle sizes
Cons: Cost, Must Be Rinsed (This is debatable as some suggest not rinsing to keep water clear.)

(In my experience, i have both rinsed and not rinsed the stratum and i definitely recommend not rinsing to avoid super cloudyness)
So this raises another question I've always had, why does rinsing the substrate before adding it cause it to be increasingly coudy??
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