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Would it hurt anything to put about a 1/2" layer of gravel below the flourite? I don't plan on mixing it up.
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It won't hurt but in time will get mixed with the flourite from syphoning, planting and re-replanting etc.

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But no, it definately won't hurt anything. People mix it all the time.

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I'm just doing 100% flourite for my 55, but whatever you want to do man! Wont hurt a bit, just dont go over 50%-50%
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Nah, I'm only going to do like 10# of gravel to 45# flourite. Just trying to save some money.
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If you pick gravel that the average grain size is smaller than Flourite, than they will mostly stay down there. hope this helps.

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Would sand be better? or will it mix with the flourite
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Sand will make it's way to the bottom, so it will end up under the gravel.

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Yea, but I want sand in the bottom, trying to go a little cheaper.
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like the filler in hot-dogs

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