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Old 10-20-2012, 08:47 PM   #1 
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Question Fluorite

I am newb to planted tanks i have a 6.6 bookshelf tank that i want to set up for my betta who is currently in 2.5.I just bought a 15 pound bag of red fluorite about how much should i use,and any tips or advice on using the fluorite.

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Old 10-20-2012, 09:10 PM   #2 
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I am newb to planted tanks i have a 6.6 bookshelf tank that i want to set up for my betta who is currently in 2.5.I just bought a 15 pound bag of red fluorite should i use the whole bag or is that to much,and any tips or advice on using the fluorite.
That might be a little too much, but I know that tank is designed to have a lot of horizonal space. Your substrate only needs to be 1-2 inches thick. Just pour it to about that and save the rest. It's worth holding on to the extra for another tank.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:33 PM   #3 
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when i saw the title i was afraid it was gonna be about a fluorite geode (like you see at those fancy rock-and-gem stores. glad it's not though.
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Thanks i will use about 2 inches i think that should be good enough for low tech tank and hardy plants.
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