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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 04:13 AM Thread Starter
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I'm setting up a 75 gallon tank and was considering using Activflora. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with this, and what they thought. I also was going to go with the lighter color, but noticed everyone seems to go with black, is there a reason for that, or just personal preference?
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Using black substrate is a personal preference because black will make the plants, fish, etc.... look brighter or more appealing.

Activflora is pretty much the same as flourite, eco-complete, etc.... It's an inert substrate that has a high CEC like the other substrates. Even though they say it's a nutrient rich substrate, SeaChem says the same thing about Flourite......

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Thank you, should I add another substrate for the plants then cap it with sand or activ flora? sorry if it's a stupid question, I'm kind of a newb to this
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I don't personally have experience with it but I think this thread can help you.

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=72176

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Well the CEC of a planted aquarium substrate basically means that it can absorb nutrients from the water column, and release them back to the plants over time. So ActivFlora will do this so-called "nutrient exchange" you can just go with ActivFlora in your tank, and cap it with sand if you want.


Me personally I go with Special Kitty: All Natural Kitty Litter in my 55 gallon tank, and I cap it with SeaChem's Flourite plant substrate. Because this style of cat litter doesn't contain any dyes, or fragrances, and is 100% all natural laterite type clay it has a high CEC and works great for my tank.

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