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Re: Flourite/Flourish Tabs
> 1) I was once told by a pet store employee that flourite contains
> 'low-level toxins, which wouldn't affect fish, but which amphibians absorb
> more readily through their skin'. Any truth to that?
This is a rumor that we have recently become aware of, although this is the
first time I've heard it in relation to somehow affecting amphibians. We
have factual evidence that the source of this rumor is a competing
manufacturer who claims to have had Flourite analyzed. This manufacturer
refuses to divulge who analyzed the material. The manner in which it was
analyzed reveals a "dirty tricks" ulterior motive; they were looking to get
us into trouble with the EPA, and when they couldn't (because apparently
the results were below EPA limits) they have "unofficially" used this
information out of context to make it appear that somehow Flourite is
If you happen to know the employee's name and how we could contact them, we
would be interested in finding out where they heard that information
(especially if the source was a representative of the manufacturer in
question). We would have no qualm with the employee (you're not going to be
getting anyone in trouble), we just want to know where they heard that.
Please contact me off the list if you know.
> 2) Along similar lines as the flourish iron question that was raised, are
> flourish tabs supposed to be used in combination with a flourite gravel bed?
> Are the tabs similar, in the sense that you don't 'need' them, but might
> want to use them, to stimulate a plant that just needs that extra 'oomph'?
> Or is it really designed to enrich a non-flourish gravel bed?
Yes, the tabs are similar, you don't "need" them but are good for giving a
plant that might need it a little extra something. In a non-enriched gravel
bed they would have a much greater benefit since the bed presumably has
very little nutrient content.
Gregory Morin, Ph.D. ~Research Director~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Seachem Laboratories, Inc. www.seachem.com 888-SEACHEM