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Old 11-12-2012, 07:20 AM   #1
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Just found a couple bags of flora max planted tank substrate. What are your guys opinions of it. Have any of you used it?
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I used some in my first planted tank. The plants liked it but it is pretty rough. I wouldn't use it if you have Corydoras or other fish that like to hang out on the bottom and/or play in the substrate.
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ForaMax is another substrate for us poor folk that don't want to spend the money on AquaSoil lol, I've used it before and had great success with it. But I mixed it with Flourite, and then capped it with play sand, and had no problems with it.
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did you use any root tabs or liquid ferts?
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I only used Flourish Comprehensive, but that was before I got into dosing dry fertilizers which I now use.
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I used some in my first planted tank. The plants liked it but it is pretty rough. I wouldn't use it if you have Corydoras or other fish that like to hang out on the bottom and/or play in the substrate.
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I've used it with cories with no missing barbels or fish revolts(death).

I used a 1in of 50/50 laterite/sand mixture , and 1.5in mixture of Caribsea Floramax and aquarium gravel.
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I've used it with cories with no missing barbels or fish revolts(death).

I used a 1in of 50/50 laterite/sand mixture , and 1.5in mixture of Caribsea Floramax and aquarium gravel.
Just because they aren't missing barbels or dying doesn't mean it's comfy, lol.

If I rolled around in gravel I wouldn't lose an ear or die but it wouldn't feel good.

I just know that when I rinsed and stirred it in a bucket for while my hands were a bit raw, good for a nice exfoliation though!
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