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Old 08-11-2004, 02:19 AM   #1
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Anyone with Red flourite have pics?


I'm about to setup a 55 gallon planted tank, that i just converted from SW, id like to do something diffrent for the substrate, i do currently have 100# of play sand i could use. I have flourite and regualr gravel in all my other tanks. Im wondering what color diffrence flourite red has in a tank. anyone with flourite red in a tank please post a pic for me!
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Old 08-11-2004, 05:31 AM   #2
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hey I have a 55 I just started, (see photos forum place) well I have 2 bags of reg. flourite, and 1 bag red flourite, it makes it look soo much cooler then just pure reg. flourite. The red is really clayey and red. So be preparted. It will look like clumped mud on the bottom if you have pure red flourite. I'd try 2 bags red flourite and one bag reg. flourite see how that works out. HTH
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Old 08-11-2004, 10:36 PM   #3
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Do you have a pic of your tank with the red flourite?
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Old 08-11-2004, 11:01 PM   #4
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My florite red looks great... 1 bag in a 10g. nothing else!

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Old 08-11-2004, 11:44 PM   #5
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hmm, looks diffrent. i think ill order two boxes of red, and two boxes of regular for my new 55. If i dont like the red that much ill just mix them and keep an extra 3 bags on hand for any new tanks.
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Old 08-15-2004, 07:27 PM   #6
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Click on the 10 gal tank link in my sig...
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Old 08-15-2004, 09:01 PM   #7
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Sure looks like more then just red flourite in that tank dwarfpufferfish... is that your final answer ? Ive never seen big black and white chunks in flourite...
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I disagree your honor

In the "red" flourite that I used there are many black particles, and overexposure makes DPF's flourite look like it contains white ones too (mine actually does...).

Could be dependent on the batch you're getting.
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Old 08-16-2004, 02:24 AM   #9
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That picture looks like regular Flourite to me.
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Old 08-16-2004, 02:50 AM   #10
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Is it possible that Flourite and Flourite Red are the same thing? Could Seachem be putting the same substrate into bags and just labeling them differently??

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Old 08-16-2004, 12:39 PM   #11
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Not from what I have seen at my LFS. The two products are the same material but the red is RED. The regular is mixed colors.
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Old 08-16-2004, 02:47 PM   #12
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Then I stand corrected... must be regular flourite in my tank, although it sure looks mostly red. I have seen flourite at the pet store which was definitely not red, but had a green/black color instead. Very different from what I have.

Anyone with a "red flourite" picture?

So red flourite looks like profile, just more red instead of orangy tan? Interesting...
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Old 08-16-2004, 11:16 PM   #13
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WP, that fluorite in the 10-gallon of yours is not red fluorite as Rex has pointed out, but rather regular fluorite. The same goes for dwarfpuffer.

Red fluorite is really red (redder than those in WP's pic) and the bags of it that I've seen were all bigger in grain than regular fluorite (all the bags of red fluorite that I've seen were bigger grain; more popular for some reason).
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My flourite was 90% red and had some small white only mixed in but the major ingredient was red. The red flourite was a much brighter red but still all the same size.... very small pieces. The chunks I saw in the other photo were stone sized...not chips.
I have seen many different things mixed in with flourite but the "Red" was always just that, Red.

But never more then chip sized pieces in either... Maybe as years go on it is changing due to availability and demand ! I havent bought flourite in some time.
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Heh, i ordered some other things so the red flourite will have to wait, my 55g tank purchase fell thru. although, i am going to get a eclipse for my gf to mess with - she wants "pretty" substrate. im going to see if any LFS stock red flourite.
Anways, i will post an update when i get a good pic of red flourite.
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