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Re: How much florite?

Here's a bit of a late answer - I also have a standard 75 gallon
in which I used 8 bags (15 lbs each) of Fluorite to make a pure
fluorite substrate.  It's sloped pretty linearly from the front
to the rear of the tank, with about 2.5 - 3 inches in front and 4 inches
at the back.  I like this depth, but you could probably get by
with 6-7 bags and still have a pretty good amount, depending on
how large your plants' root systems will get.


>Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2000 15:37:29 -0500
>From: "Len Kutz" <len at kutzfamily_net>
>Subject: How much florite?  
>I'm going to be moving my tank within the next few weeks, so of couse this
>is a good time to change the substrate.  I'm think about using a florite.
>I've got a standard 75 gallon tank.  How much florite should I get?  How
>deep should the substrate be?  Depending on the cost I may get 75% florite
>and 25% gravel.