Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Leesburg Virginia
Safe T Sorb will cloud alittle when disturbed but, it doesn't take long for it to clear up. I use it now instead of Flourite. It's cheaper, clears ups faster when rinsing and....it's much cheaper. When I vaccuum the STS and some gets sucked up during cleaning, its not the "end of the world" to just toss it. I every now and then, I add more clean STS. I just rinse it and grab a handful and place it where ever I want it. The cloudiness is gone in a few hours. It is lighter than gravel so, your fish might be able to move it around easier, perhaps uprooting plants easier. For the price, why not try it? You can do it gradually, like how I replaced my flourite. During weekly cleaning, suck out some of the original gravel and replace it with an equal amount of the STS. I replaced the flourite with STS mainly because the color is more natural looking in my opinion. Also, Flourite has bigger chunks that BBA attaches to quite readily. With STS, I don't have BBA in the gravel anymore.