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Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Aside from cost, there are few downsides to Fluorite. It will make the water cloudy for a day or so, but won't cloud up the water every time you distrub the substrate the way kitty litter will. It doesn't compact with time and it looks great.
Unless you're on a REALLY tight budget, and want to try kitty litter, go for at least 50% Fluorite. The other 50% can be sand, to save money and also make it a bit easier to plant rooted plants.
- Sam P -
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