Seachem Fluorite Red Clay Gravel, 7.7 lb – The Aquarium Petshop

SKU:ADIB007QHCDHI Seachem Fluorite Black Sand Planted Aquarium Gravel Natural Substrate 15.4 lbs
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is a very popular planted tank substrate. Seachem briefs this substrate with “Flourite® is a specially fracted, stable porous clay gravel for the natural planted aquarium.”. Fluorite is unusual as unlike most substrates it is made from porous clay. The advantages of a clay based substrate include much higher iron levels than other substrates in this article. Red plants will especially benefit as they utilise iron for their bright red coloration. The downside is that the clay composition can become messy. Fine particles can cloud the tank initially and upon subsequent water changes. It is a strong recommendation to lightly rinse the substrate before use to eliminate these clay micro particles and keep them out of your aquarium.
These natural fluorite gravel fit fish tank or mini aquarium terrarium etc accessoriesWeight:5oz per bag Size :10-20mm(
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I guess it would have made more sense if I had taken a picture of the Fluorite IN the colander, but hopefully you'll get the idea. Anyway--pour as much of the water off the Fluorite as you can without dumping the Fluorite (I keep mentioning that because if you DO dump it, there's your expensive substrate either in the garden or the lawn. Go ahead, try and pick it up. Now try and pick it up without picking up a whole handful of crud you don't want in your tank.) Pour the Fluorite into the colander. Any colander will do. I have no objection to doing Fluorite one day and pasta the next (you CAN wash the thing out, you know), but if you're pickier than I am, you can either get a colander strictly for aquarium use or just use an old one. Grab your trusty hose, and blast away (don't fill the colander TOO full, or you're back to trying to pick the Fluorite out of the lawn again) for a minute or so. If you've gotten this far and have spent more than ten minutes doing it, you've spent WAY too much time rinsing. Fluorite Red is a specially fracked stable porous clay gravel for the natural planted aquarium. Its appearance is best suited to p
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Photo provided by FlickrThese natural fluorite gravel fit fish tank or mini aquarium terrarium etc accessories
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The aquarium substrate can be inert (gravel, sand, clay, etc.) or it can be active and directly affect the pH and KH (carbonate hardness) of your water like fluorite, soil, crushed coral, peat, etc.
For example, crushed coral is known to raise the pH and KH (perfect for some types of cichlids or a saltwater tank), whilst peat moss (decomposed moss matter) is known to lower the pH.These natural fluorite gravel fit Marimo aquarium,succulent planters,fish bowl,air plant terrarium etc accessories Weight:2oz/3oz/5oz per bag give you select Size :5mm-7mm or 7mm-9mm NOTE: 7-9mm is a little bluish as a whole while 5-7mm generally is a little greenishThese natural fluorite gravel fit Marimo aquarium,succulent planters,fish bowl,air plant terrarium etc accessories Weight:2oz/3oz/5oz per bag give you select Size :5mm-7mm or 7mm-9mm NOTE: 7-9mm is a little bluish as a whole while 5-7mm generally is a little greenish is a very popular planted tank substrate. Seachem briefs this substrate with “Flourite® is a specially fracted, stable porous clay gravel for the natural planted aquarium.”. Fluorite is unusual as unlike most substrates it is made from porous clay. The advantages of a clay based substrate include much higher iron levels than other substrates in this article. Red plants will especially benefit as they utilise iron for their bright red coloration. The downside is that the clay composition can become messy. Fine particles can cloud the tank initially and upon subsequent water changes. It is a strong recommendation to lightly rinse the substrate before use to eliminate these clay micro particles and keep them out of your aquarium.