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fluorite pictures please

Im re doing my 29 gallon and am considering using fluorite for it. I just dont know how much i like the look of it. I like the way the caribsea natural substrate looks(i think its called peace river), but that doesnt have any planted benefits. So im kind of at a cross roads on wheter to go with the fluorite or get the caribsea and use root tabs. If anyone has some pictures of there tank using fluorite please post em up.
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most of my tanks are flourite original several threads, several tanks, lots of pics


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I use flourite dark in my 20 gallon, and i love it! It looks so natural and my plants grow insane with it. Highly recommend. ^^


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flourite with root tabs
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Flourite in (timelapse) motion:

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Here is a close up of the right side of my current project. That's fluorite regular and fluorite dark mixed...

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thanks for the posts guys. Went out and bought a bag of fluorite red. Liked the way the red looked, kinda a nice dirt colored brown and im going to do the tank with alot of driftwood to give it kind of a forest feel. Just considering now if i want to mix it with something else or get another bag of red.
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Heres it with just flourite(which is 4 years old and going in the garden this year)

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One month ago. The pennywort now curls across the surface and everything else is a bit more filled in. Ignore the scratches and smudges please

P.S. I really like the look of Flourite, but it's a bit more difficult to plant in. I have another tank with Flourite black sand. It's not as attractive, but is easier to work with once it settles.

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That reddish flourite looks like traditional corny aquarium gravel to me. I don't mean that as any sort of knock on anybody that likes it, but it ranks pretty low on my list of attractive substrates!
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That reddish flourite looks like traditional corny aquarium gravel to me. I don't mean that as any sort of knock on anybody that likes it, but it ranks pretty low on my list of attractive substrates!
couldn't agree more
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Its part of the reason I am switching to BBB.
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I dont think its corny, but probably wouldnt look good with a whole aquarium of just that...thinking about buying a regular bag to mix with..whats BBB by the way?
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it does mix quite well, Here it is NOW with eco

thats about the clearest pic I got of the gravel itself

here is a tank shot with the mix


BBB is Baylee's Better Bottom, its not a leaching substrate but rather a lighter one that even the thinnest of roots have NO problem grabbing on and mining through it.

http://www.bayleesfishees.com/store/...&productId=226

its more of a darker river gravel when submerged and is rounded so bottom sifters wont be harmed or injured, its just not red like the flourite is(flourite regular reminds me of busted brick)
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hmmmm i really like that BBB and thats kinda the look i was originally going for..might be returning the fluorite ha
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