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Mixing Eco Complete with Flourite Black Sand

I'm considering putting Eco Complete on top of my already established Flourite Black Sand. Mainly to remove dust issues from the Flourite. Has anyone out there done this before? Will it get mixed up over time?


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It will eventually get mixed together.

Did you rinse your Flourite before use?
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My experience with flourite is that you can rinse it a long ,long time, and it still won't run clear. But not rinsing a couple times anyhow,,result's in clouds of dust should plant's be moved very frequently.
Not too bad, if you rinse the stuff at least a couple times.
Yes ,it will all mix together eventually.
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It will eventually get mixed together.

Did you rinse your Flourite before use?


No, unfortunately I did not.... I regret buying it all together.


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It's not worth the effort, if you have mechanical filtration the dust will go away with time.

You can siphon some when you do the regular water changes, just be patient.

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I agree. All fluorite, sand or not needs to be rinsed extensively. It seems like they literally bag it at the quarry for how dusty this stuff is lol.
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