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Green haze in bag of Seachem Flourite Black

Could it be possible that algae has taken off in the bag? If so I'm assuming it must be consuming any nutrients in the flourite itself. Or am I overreacting and this is normal? I bought the last bag at my LFS.

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Fluorite has little to no nutrients when first purchased; it can only supply nutrients to roots once fertilizers are dosed for it to absorb.
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It does have a small amount of nutrients, here's a link to the page at Seachem's site. I never rinse Flourite but you may want to give the bag a light rinse if you feel it has an unusual color but it's most likely just the color of the dust.


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Fluorite has little to no nutrients when first purchased; it can only supply nutrients to roots once fertilizers are dosed for it to absorb.
I have read this in several places on plant forums, but I have yet to find any reference to it on Seachem's website. In fact, they kind of say the opposite - that the flourite is a mined product with the nutrients already in it, and that if the flourite is present, the plants are still able to pull nutrients from it. Are people getting two products confused or am I missing something?
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I have read this in several places on plant forums, but I have yet to find any reference to it on Seachem's website. In fact, they kind of say the opposite - that the flourite is a mined product with the nutrients already in it, and that if the flourite is present, the plants are still able to pull nutrients from it. Are people getting two products confused or am I missing something?
This is something I've struggled with too. Everyone seems to have a different opinion. Thankfully this bag will be on top of MTS which should supply most of the hairgrass I'm planting. I hear its a heavy root feeder (?)
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Having sold cases and cases of fluorite, I have never seen this.

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I'm planning on taking it back to exchange it. I don't want to take a chance of introducing algae to my tank. The bag I bought was the last in stock and may have sat for a long while before I bought it.
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