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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-24-2010, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Question help should i choose?

Flourite
Flourite Red
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ADA2 ?

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ADA has the most nutrient content, but does take about a month to cycle (must do lots of water changes b/c it releases so much ammonia) before it's safe to add fish. The Amazonia II also releases quite a bit of tannins IME.

Flourite doesn't have the nutrient content, but still contains quite a bit of trace and has a high CEC, so is still a good planted tank substrate. It does need to be rinsed VERY well before putting into a tank.

Personally, I like Flourite, and my favorites are the black and black sand. The ADA is just too expensive in my neck of the woods.





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ADA has the most nutrient content, but does take about a month to cycle (must do lots of water changes b/c it releases so much ammonia) before it's safe to add fish. The Amazonia II also releases quite a bit of tannins IME.

Flourite doesn't have the nutrient content, but still contains quite a bit of trace and has a high CEC, so is still a good planted tank substrate. It does need to be rinsed VERY well before putting into a tank.

Personally, I like Flourite, and my favorites are the black and black sand. The ADA is just too expensive in my neck of the woods.
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