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flourite with pfs cap

I currently have a flourite substrate thats about 1.5 to 2 inches thick in my 75 gal tank. I'm wanting to cap it with 2 more inches of pfs but have read that the sand ends up sinking and the flourite raises to the top. Is this true and if it is,is there a way to prevent it from doing so. I don't do a deep vacume when i clean just a little surface cleaning on a weekly bases. The flourite cost a small fortune to purchase last year and has grown great plants for me thus far and i would like to keep it in the bottom of the substrate for the root feeders but i'm looking for the sand look.
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yeah it probably will sink down to the bottom, i don't have personal experience with it, but from what i have read about it, that's gonna be the case. it will just mix together.

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Inevitably, the sand will fall through the cracks in the flourite and end up on the bottom of the tank. You'll end up with an even mixture of sand/flourite, not all the sand on the bottom however.

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thx. guess i'll stick with just flourite for now.
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