Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Formerly Central Coast CA, Now in Bridgeport TX
Flourite is sort of a brand...just like Eco-complete...it is gravel yes, but it has the necessities for sustaining plants in it, so fertilizer is not necessary as if you were running just rock. I highly recommend you read some more of the posts on this board as there is tons of great information available. Flourite is NOT the only option. Many people prefer Eco-complete. Also many people prefer sand. some of it is asthetic, and some is just what works. I personally use flourite, and like the results. Talk to your local fish stores, as they typically know a lot about what is on the market. All of these substrate options will be available at any good fish store, and usually the employees can help you make a decision on what to use.