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Re: flUOrite

Beverly Erlebacher wrote:

> > > 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'?

Oops.  Of course, you're right.  As Gilda Radner said:

"Never mind"

> > > 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.

Well, confusion for geologists who can't spell, anyway.

Roger Miller