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Fluorite Red vs. Black

Hello All,

I am starting up my 30 gallon tank again, and I am looking for some advice on the substrate. I currently have a layer of fluval stratum and I am trying to decide what to put over it. My LFS has fluorite red and fluorite black.

I know this is kind of a personal choice, but does anyone have advice on which color look better. For example, does fluorite black allow the contrasting colors of the fish and plants to stick out more? Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks - Dan
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Black is nice and matches the stratum. The red will probably clash as it mixes.


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The black flavor accentuates fish and plants a bit better, especially those that are red. The red one looks more natural (to me), like a clay soil, and goes along well with green plants. If you have a dense ground cover like HC it doesn't matter that much anyway since it will be mostly hidden.

I am kinda 50/50 - I like both colors. Heh, even mixed!


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