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Old 03-05-2013, 12:01 AM   #1
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I am starting a 20l low tech planted tank and I am really torn on substrates. I have a 10 gallon with eco complete that I really don't love look of (don't hate it either, it just looks okay). I also have a 7.5 tank with PFS which looks very natural but shows everything.

Both grow plants like crazy with nothing more than flourish occasional. I stir the sand every 2 weeks and most of my plants have grown great from bulbs.

I am considering flourite dark, or flourite black sand for my 20l or plain natural gravel mixed with floramax (I like the darker look with the floramax).

I can't choose and mostly because nobody near me has any flourite dark out to see. It all looks very light in the bag. I was looking for a deeper brown color.

Any help?
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:05 AM   #2
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I use flourite dark, and so far my prefered choice.
Here is a link to one of my journals where i used it, you can see it just on its own or with plants.....
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...040&highlight=
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:40 AM   #3
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Check out my journal, using Flourite dark. Really great stuff, and just the color I was looking for- the dark brown. Makes your plants really pop.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:08 AM   #4
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The pictures in this thread are what got me to try Flourite Dark:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=119023

Wanted a natural appearance, have it in two tanks now, and 100% happy with it.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:36 AM   #5
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Wow thanks guys.. your pictures look a lot different then what the bag at the store looks like. At the store in the bag it looks like a grayish brown. Do you guys fine the grain size is okay?
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:43 AM   #6
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your right the Flourite Dark does make the plants pop

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pH...ew36tankjc.jpg

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pH...=bubblesjc.jpg
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:07 PM   #7
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Thanks guys.. ordered two bags from amazon.. 30lbs for my 20long. I am considering a thin layer of Miracle grow underneath.. thoughts?
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