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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-03-2011, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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Mixing Fluval Flora Stratum

I got a Fluval Flora and it comes with the Stratum substrate, on the bag it says not to mix it with other substrates but I was thinking about picking up a small bag of black gravel to mix it with so that the substrate will be a little deeper. Has anyone tried mixing it and had problems? I wonder why they say not to mix it with other subsrtates.
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I can't imagine any reason why it'd be a problem other than the gravel being denser than the Stratum so it'll all settle at the bottom while the Stratum is at the surface. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, though.

Personally, I'd go with another bag of the Stratum instead of the gravel.


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A bag of gravel costs about $3 at Petco and another bag of stratum will cost about $20 and I would have to order it b/c I don't think any one around here stocks it on their shelves. I'll probably go ahead and throw a bag of black gravel underneath the stratum.
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