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Re: Layering Flourite

>Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2000 22:00:50 EDT
>From: Vampyr1476 at aol_com
>Subject: Re:  Layering Flourite
>Hi Paul,
>You can put just about anything over Flourite, but why?  I think it is
>fairly  attractive.  I think sand is out b/c it will probably sift down,
>but you  could use onyx gravel if dark is what you are looking for.
>Otherwise, I would think any aquarium safe gravel would be OK.......  Good luck,

I am jumpimg in a little late on this as I am behind in my mail. I have a
29 gallon that I used sand over flourite in. I like sand because it makes
it easier to remove debrisi when I do water changes. Its been up about a
year, there has been some settling of the sand amongst the flourite, but
not enough to cause problems. Looking at it from the outside of the tank
it looks a little like an ice crem cone, the white sand on the flourite. I
can't decide whether I like it or not, I guess I am used to it now. I was
hoping the sand would tricle down and hide the flourite from view from the
outside, maybe it will over time.

This is the first time I've used flourite, and I am somewhat disappointed.
I don't think growth is any better than when I used sand over peat plates,
in fact it may be a little worse.

       Gerry Skau
       Work is the curse of the drinking class.
       -Oscar Wilde