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post #1 of 4 Old 09-25-2010, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
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Activ·Flora™ Planted Aquarium Substrate by World Wide Imports Ent., Inc.
Has anybody heard of this stuff? Does it really work at cycling the tank? If it does work, would cories be safe on any of it?
I havn't been able to find many reviews. Only two. :/ One was totally for it saying the stuff is amazing and it works amazing while the other one hated the stuff saying the cloudyness never goes away, leaves a film on the tank and all that.
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-25-2010, 10:36 AM
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I just don't think it would be worth the effort and risk...

If you plant the tank heavily, there's no need to cycle the tank, and if you ignore the cycling then any enriched substrate would work as well.

Spend the money on flourite and some flourish comprehensive. :)

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post #3 of 4 Old 09-25-2010, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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What plants would I use to take care of the tank then? I'm really new to this and don't know anything, really. D:
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-26-2010, 12:19 PM
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What plants would I use to take care of the tank then? I'm really new to this and don't know anything, really. D:
For a general introduction to setting up a low-tech or natural planted tank, have a read of the 4-part article "A Basic Approach to the Natural Planted Aquarium" at the head of this section of the forum. I covered all the basics with the simplest method in mind. And if any questnos arise from that, feel free to post them.


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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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