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New 10gall coming soon-to be specs

Well I have been itching to set up a a 10gall tank for a long while (would rather a 20long but I have limited space) so I bit the bullet and ordered some "flourite black". I have not tried flourite, but I wanted a black substrate, but not eco because, well, its not black and I am trying to keep this low cost so I did not get aquasoil...
anyways, so I have a few days till the flourite gets here and I dont even have the tank yet (lol) so I have a little while to decide what I want to do. I am thinking about moving my glowlight tetra school from the 29 into this, and adding maybe 2 more, then, if I can get my hands on them, a pair of apistos? It will, of course be planted with DIY Co2, the light is a dual "30" T5 coralife fixture. I found out today from another member that the bulbs are actually only "24" so they will only be a few inches off to the side...
I cant wait to see how this turns out
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Sounds cool, Blazey! I can't wait to see what you do with it.

I want to try the Flourite Black or Black Sand eventually. I just don't have a tank to put it in right now.

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Sounds fantastic Blaze- can't wait to see it!

Don't forget to rinse and then dry out the Fluorite





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Sounds fantastic Blaze- can't wait to see it!

Don't forget to rinse and then dry out the Fluorite
rinse then dry out? No problem just didnt know to dry it after I rinse it, thanks
Now I am super excited. The cycle should be short as I have been running two extra filters on exisint tanks for ages...
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I just put mine on a blanket out in the sun.

You could use a hairdryer or bake it in the oven at 350F if outside isn't an option. I really believe drying it makes a BIG difference!





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I just put mine on a blanket out in the sun.

You could use a hairdryer or bake it in the oven at 350F if outside isn't an option. I really believe drying it makes a BIG difference!
Will do
I had just never heard of it before, glad someone else knows what they are doing
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Actually I stole it from Hurriken and it works great





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Wash that stuff well! I made this ultimate gravel washer out of an old screen storm door. I can wash two bags in minutes. I hate washing substrate, what a chore. Eco grows on me more and more every time. Good luck with the 10G cant wait to see what you do
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