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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-14-2007, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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Flourite and pH?

Does plain flourite have any effect on pH? I know that there are known effects from different substrates but was curious if flourite has a measurable effect on the water chemistry.

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No. Flourite is inert and will not affect your pH. It does have a good CEC rating and will absorb some minerals from the water column, which can then be reclaimed by plants in the long term.
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I've never had any pH issues when starting with fluorite.

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Yup flourite is inert. Good CEC. Contains lots of ferric iron. Not the same as iron apparently. No pH change due to flourite alone.

See http://home.infinet.net/teban/jamie.htm if you have time and want the details.
http://www.seachem.com/support/FAQs/Flourite_faq.html for info from SeaChem themselves
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