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[APD] Re:Flourite vs. Soil
"Robert Flory" <wyogeo at astound_net> wrote:
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 01:42:42 -0700
From: "Robert H" <robertph3 at comcast_net>
Subject: [APD] Re:Flourite vs. Soil
To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
But James, you went on to support the idea in what you said that Flourite
and soil are not the same thing. Flourite is clay, pure clay.
Fluorite is NOT clay. It may have been once but it isn't clay anymore.
A clay is a soft thin platy mineral. If it is hard it's been altered and is
Fluorite looks like clay that has been altered either by fire or
Note the spelling, Robert F. It is "Flourite" and not fluorite.
Folks tend to drop the quotes that should always be used on Trade Names
and I may be the only one still doing it. It *is* a bit of a bother.
Properly it could be considered a crushed terra cotta or ceramic, since
it has been fired and fused together. You are right, in that it is no
longer clay. Unlike "Profile/Turface" which is a fired Fuller's Earth
product, Dr. Morin has not chosen to share with us the exact kind of
clay used as the starting material for "Flourite."
Despite having more luck with it than other substrates ...
I must admit personally as a geologist I find the name it's self
fluorite is calcium fluoride a mineral.
No argument, there.
But "Flourite" is a trademarked product of Seachem, and a very popular
one, here. Personally, I think it is great, and wish shipping to the
Left Coast didn't price it out of reasonable range. I used to get it on
sale from Pets.com for $10/bag with free shipping. [That may be why they
aren't around, now. ;-)]
Grumpy old gray bearded geologist
Grumpy old white-bearded engineer :-)
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