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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-22-2008, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Flourite Orginal in a Est. Tank

I want to redo my planted polypterus tank and want to add orginal flourite and mix it in with the pea gravel that is already their.
Question is will the fluorite messup the established tank chemistry?
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I'd wash it really really really well, and then dry it, and then add it very very slowly. It's still likely to cloud...





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Chemistry: NO. Will it cloud your tank like there is no tomorrow... YES. That will pass though.
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When I add Flourite to an established tank I rinse it through a large fish net and then lower the net into the tank and dump it very gently. With a large fish net you can easily add 1LB at a time.
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thanks alot answers have help and will be restarting the double nickel soon.
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It works well if you siphon out a large percentage of your water (or even moving your livestock to a 5 gallon bucket for an hour or so) then add it and let it settle a little, then refill SLOWLY...

That and of course washing it like there is no tomorrow before you ever start.

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