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Pics of Flourite types in a tank?

I've searched Google for pics of Flourite Dark, Black and Black Sand but it doesn't come up with much. If you have any of these substrates, can you post or link to a pic please? TIA!

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I use flourite dark these are pics of it.
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I use flourite dark these are pics of it.
I thought Flourite dark was a deeper, darker red kinda like lava rock? (love your tank, btw).

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I think that's Flourite black, not dark. Dark like you said seems to be a darker red, where as the black is, well, black (unlike the "black" flourite sand, which is more of a gray).
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I'm looking for more of a charcoal for this tank (I'm over the black sand). I'm open to Flourite Dark if it looks cool, though. You'd think there'd be more pics on Google since people love to show off their tanks. . And it's impossible to get just "Flourite Black" pics because they're intermixed with FBS pics.

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Sand has finer grains then Black does. In my main tank i top Black with Black sand as I like the look of the sand but the flourite black base is awesome for roots as its not as compact as sand can get.

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Look at my link in my signature(Lost disciple), I have flourite black in there, it looks pretty good. I heard that if you cap the regular with the sand it mixes up and the sand ends up on the bottom.

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This is for my low light tank so I'm not going to do anything fancy with the substrates. I like the Black Sand. Let's hope someone has Flourite Dark so I can compare.

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This is for my low light tank so I'm not going to do anything fancy with the substrates. I like the Black Sand. Let's hope someone has Flourite Dark so I can compare.

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If I recall correctly, fluorite dark is a brown coloured substrate with the grain size similar to the Flourite Black. Its just a matter of preference really. I like black because it pops the plants out more and I find it has a cool look. Brown would be more natural but its a matter of preference.
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I'd be cool with lava rock color, if that's what the dark looks like. Hope someone has a pic!

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No one has Flourite Dark in their tanks?

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One of the LFS has a tank set up with all the different substrates they sell. I'll try to get there and photo. I think they think I am stalking them, I have been in so much this week, though. I'll wear a hat and dark glasses.

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Fluorite Red:


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One of the LFS has a tank set up with all the different substrates they sell. I'll try to get there and photo. I think they think I am stalking them, I have been in so much this week, though. I'll wear a hat and dark glasses.
You have the best LFS EVER!!! I'm shocked at how many substrates they even, especially the Fluval. Mine sells it but the dude couldn't remember what they stock because they're out.

Thank you SO much for getting all these pics, I really appreciate it. It really helps me out. I really dig the Dark. I'd do the Onyx Sand but it messes with params.

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Does anyone else have pics of Flourite Dark in their tanks?

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