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flourite and carpet plants

thinking about swtiching to flourite black or flourite dark substrate


Which carpet plants grow best in flourite?

from what i know HC wont grow in flourite
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WOW!!!! GUESS I HEard wrong

guess im going with flourite black
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HC and other smaller plants are very annoying to plant in flourite, but everything grows in it. Its a pain planting new HC in my flourite, it either bubbles and floats up or decides it dosnt want to stay. But once you show it its place, it grows. Ive grown nice carpet out of it.

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^ Funny story but I was very close to buying plants off of you. Long, long, long time ago, you had some trims and moss in a bag but someone else brought it. Sometime like that, anyways, hello fellow GTA hobbyist!


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HC and other smaller plants are very annoying to plant in flourite, but everything grows in it. Its a pain planting new HC in my flourite, it either bubbles and floats up or decides it dosnt want to stay. But once you show it its place, it grows. Ive grown nice carpet out of it.
I have no experience with it but what about doing a dry start method? That way it gets established before it has a chance to float away.
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thinking about swtiching to flourite black or flourite dark substrate


Which carpet plants grow best in flourite?

from what i know HC wont grow in flourite
what substrate are you switching from?
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what substrate are you switching from?
Flourite black sand ,
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Why the switch? Reg flourite better for holding hc?
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Why the switch? Reg flourite better for holding hc?
Having trouble with stem plants in black flourite sand !

Plus I like a black substrate , I was thinking about aqua soil but I don't wanna spend $250
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Why not eco complete?
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Why not eco complete?
Never had it before , plus I saw its not good for Cory cats
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Never had it before , plus I saw its not good for Cory cats
is flourite regular better for corrys then?
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You need something soft and not as sharp for Cory cats. Sand is the go to for Cory cats.

*I don't own any Cory cat fish.


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