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allikins 09-25-2010 04:56 AM

ActivFlora
 
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.

redchigh 09-25-2010 11:36 AM

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. :)

allikins 09-25-2010 02:13 PM

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:

Byron 09-26-2010 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by allikins (Post 478978)
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.:-)

Byron.


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