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Re: Flourite and other things

> Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 12:36:30 -0500 (EST)
> From: "Roger S. Miller" <rgrmill at rt66_com>
> Diane Politika asked:
> > Being relatively new to lurking in here, I've got to ask about this
> > flourite.  What is it, and how does it work.
> Flourite is a commercial substrate material used in the place of or along
> with sand or gravel.  This probably wouldn't effect anyone else on the
> list, but being a geologist, I know that "flourite" is also a common and
> often quite attractive mineral.  I find it confusing that the manufacturer
> would use a common mineral name for their product.

Isn't the mineral fluorite?  As in 'fluoresces under UV light', while
this Flourite stuff makes your plants 'flourish'?

> > And here's a lighting question.  Our 30 gallon tank has two flourescent
> If that's two 30-watt flourescents, light shouldn't be your problem.  If

Ummm, fluorescent, right?  This is not a spelling flame.  I agree that
'flourite' vs 'fluorite' creates a lot of unnecessary confusion.