The mistake you made is burying the Flourite (not flourish) substrate material under a lot of inert gravel. Flourite is intended to be used for the top layer if it is layered at all. It is designed to be planted directly in. The only substrate material that needs to be capped with something is soil, either mineralized topsoil, or one of the bagged mixes of "topsoil" that people use right out of the bag. Your plants will probably grow ok in the gravel you used, assuming the pieces are around 1-2 mm diameter, or perhaps a little bigger. The plant roots will still be able to reach the Flourite, which is able to hold nutrient ions in a way that makes them easily available to the roots, something plain gravel doesn't do.