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i'm thinking of setting up my 20g high, which color of fluorite substrate looks more natural, the original color or the red? and should i go for 2 or 3 inches in depth? and also what color is the original fluorite? thanks
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Original is brown. Red has a rusty look to it. I think the original looks better (more natural). But, as with all things, opinions vary . Two bags should do ya.

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thanks, i never had a red substrate before and all of my tanks gravel are close to brown, what if i go for black color, what do you recommend of a quality substrate?
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Black color? Eco-Complete would be the item you'd want.

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IMO, black(Eco-complete) mixed with natural color gravel will not look good. I perfer the Flourite over the red Flourite but if you mix them with natural gravel you really can not tell the difference. A 2" depth is good but 3" is better, two bags should get you some where in between.

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thanks, i think i'll go with the fluorite original color which is brown and i will go for the 3 inches deep, besides once it's covered with grass it wouldn't matter what color is the substrate anyway, i just feel the fluorite is better.
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I didn't have luck growing dwarf hairgrass in flourite...but it's doing great in eco complete...same lighting levels...less CO2
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