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I'm starting a 20L and I purchased two bags of Florite Red. My LFS said not to rinse this stuff because it's already prewashed. This is my firt time using florite, does anyone have expierence with this stuff? Seem awful mucky not to be rinsed.
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I would always rinse flourite. Your water will be cloudy weeks if you don't. Rinse it well, and then add it to your aquarium. Your water will still cloud a little, but it will go away in a day or so.
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Thanks fosty!
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Rinse it. Trust me. Rinse it.

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Thanks Mike I just did, It's alot like mud!!!
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Prewashed? Well that doesn't matter b/c it gets all dusty again in shipping and handling.
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My LFS said not to rinse this stuff
More wonderful advice from a LFS :roll:
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I agree Buck, I'm not talking about a large chain pet store here either. This store has a beautiful 60 gal. planted show tank with red flourite in it. I really don't get it.
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Flourite Red!! I will never buy that stuff agian after the nightmare it put me through with cloudy water...
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somebody didnt rinse it enough.......i use the stuff, ive never had cloudy water for more than a few hours..my lfs made very sure to tell me to rinse thoroughly even though prewashed...i like my lfs..
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Yeah, this stuff needs to be rinsed and rinsed and rinsed. It's alot like red mud when you get it.
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Maybe the LFS was too lazy so he just added the Flourite, and let the filters do the rest... :roll:
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