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Re: flourite

> Hi,
> I'm thinking of setting up tank with a Flourite only substrate.  I thought I
> had read at one point it was harder to grow carpet plants with Flourite
> because of the size. Could anyone comment on this.  What I want is a huge
> carpet of E. tellenus and hairgrass.  Would sand be a better substrate with
> some soil underneath?
> Thanks
> Michael

Not at all. Carpet plants are easier, not harder. Flourite does super with
hairgrass/chain swords/gloss.... you name it. I was worried at first too.
Having many years of comparisons proved the opposite actually. The only
addition to flourite one might consider is some peat.
Tom Barr