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Want to add plant substrate to "sand"

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I currently have about 1.5 inches of Caribsea's Torpedo Beach Sand in my 46G. Particle size 0.2 - 1.2 mm- it's very light-colored- sort of a pale buff. It's been in the tank for about a year.

Ideally, I would want to add something that would darken it up a bit and possibly increase the grain size.

Any thoughts on what mix would look better? My choices include:

Fluorite red, black, dark and original or Eco-complete.

Has anyone done something similar who would be willing to share some pictures?

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From your description, I think Flourite dark might look really nice mixed in.

It's really just a matter of your own personal aesthetics, though. ;)

Keep in mind that if you're adding Flourite to an established tank you should rinse it VERY well first.
Flourite is a pretty light substrate, compared to silica sand. And, the particles are big, in comparison. So, if you add Flourite on top of the sand, it should remain there. If you mix it with the sand, the sand will soon migrate down to the bottom, leaving the Flourite on top. To me, that is an advantage, but you should be aware of it.
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