Ive never used flora base, but I dont see why you couldn't. Is it anything like AS?
Perhaps it will still work out, one person who commented on the review disagreed, so don't lose hope, things may still work out for the best. Here is what the response was.Oh great..where were you a few days ago when it was recommended to me? I just set up a 10 gallon for shrimp with it...:icon_cry:
That review in my opinion isn't very accurate. It doesn't just "turn to mush" like it states. I replaced my 10g's flourite with it when I was redoing the tank. That tank was set up around april, and my 55g was set up two years ago this very month and it still hasn't turned to mush.Oh great..where were you a few days ago when it was recommended to me? I just set up a 10 gallon for shrimp with it...:icon_cry:
The sand can get anaerobic if water cannot circulate through it.I am going with a strip of sand when I re do my tank, but I plan on using acrylic dividers to keep the two substrates separate.
Could you please offer an elaboration upon the gas pockets, the generation, cause and after effect ? I ask as I would love to know because I am considering a find sand substrate.Of course capping it with sand may help compensate for some of this after math, but to what degree and whether this sets the stage for anaerobic pockets/hydrogen sulfide production with disasterous results or perhaps only results in increased conversion to harmless and possibly beneficial mulm under the sand without any disasterous results.
I am in no way a chemist or biologist my understanding of this is based on what I have come across on researching anaerobic conditions and hydrogen sulfide production. Keep in mind that not everyone buys into this and there are those who claim to use very fine sand for growing plants without problems. Cause and effect relationships are difficult to prove in this hobby without running very tightly controlled experiments. The only way to know 100% sure is to put the idea to the test by setting up tanks side by side - one with very fine sand and one with planted tank substrate keeping all other things equal(same sized tanks, same tap water, same fert dosing, same stocking level, exact same plants, c02 injection or not in both tanks, and same level, intensity and duration of lighting).Could you please offer an elaboration upon the gas pockets, the generation, cause and after effect ? I ask as I would love to know because I am considering a find sand substrate.