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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-16-2013, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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Mix Fluorite with SMS Red?

Hi, guys. I have *almost* enough SMS red to cover a 29g, but not quite enough. I'm thinking of getting a single bag of the original Fluorite and using 100% of that bag and then enough SMS to be sufficient.

Is this okay? Would you blend together, or maybe line the bottom with the SMS??

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I think the flourite is a heavier particle size, so will sink through the SMS, eventually.
I used Eco Complete with SMS Charcoal. Great color match, but I am sure all the EC is now in the bottom half of the substrate.
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Oh! I either forgot or never realized Eco Complete came in a red color (I just found that). I had the black before and liked it okay. I'm hoping to not use much of the SMS, so I'm not too, too worried about it moving around.

Flourite calculator says I would need 4 bags to make 4" in a 12x30 tank. That's a lot!

Hell...I might just scrap the whole idea and go with a black substrate liked I'd rather have anyway. LOL

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