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Flourite on top of gravel?
Old 10-06-2009, 08:26 PM   #11
 
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Laterite is what I used..... same difference

Ron
Although laterite and Flourite provide many of the same benefits, from what I'd heard and read they are not the same. Correct me if I'm wrong but laterite should be used below another substrate such as gravel. Also, laterite becomes more like mud when wet. Plus I've never heard of anyone using straight laterite and nothing else.

Flourite on the other hand stays hard. The manufacturer even states the an UGF can be used under Flourite although I don't know why you would.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:22 AM   #12
 
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This "interview" with Seachem concerning Flourite may be of interest.
Aqua Botanic-Seachem's Flourite

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Old 10-07-2009, 09:13 PM   #13
 
SAME DIFFERENCE ...... both provide IRON....
if your looking to use one for complete substrate then
I guess they are different in that aspect..
But who do you know or anyone else for that matter..
has used Flourite for a complete substrate?
the cost alone would make it SILLY.....
plus when I used Laterite it has a specific amount to use for
the size of the tank its going in....
I AM NOT SO SURE ANYONE WOULD WANT TO USE IT FOR A
COMPLETE SUBSTRATE.

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Old 10-08-2009, 10:44 AM   #14
 
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Flourite says right on the bag that you can use it for a complete substrate. As for cost, it's about the same as Eco Complete. Most everyone uses 100% Eco Complete. If you look at the link I provided earlier, the author used 100% Flourite in that tank.
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