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Re: Fluorite

teachskip writes:

> I saw fluorite on sale at an aquarium shop and wondered about the merits of 
>  fluorite. It was fairly expensive at $20/20lbs. Would someone please 
It's reputation on this list is good enough for me to say without trying it 
that it is one of the 2 or 3 top commercial substrate approaches for planted 
tanks.  Considering that it is used either straight, or mixed to no weaker 
than 50% flourite with gravel, it is also among the simpler to use.  
Condiering that the epoxy-coatedgravel your lfs sells is about $.60/lb, it 
would seem that $1/lb for something that is great for your plants is a 

Bob Dixon