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PUNISHER VETTE
03-09-2008, 10:25 PM
I've been looking at the fluorite. Comes in normal(light red/yellow/brownish), Red, Dark, and black.

But the black on most sites is called black sand. I didn't know if it has the same affect as the others or if it's actually sand and if so is that bad?

Here is a link to almost all of them at BigAls
http://www.bigalsonline.com/edealinv/servlet/ExecMacro?nurl=control/BrowseCatalog.vm&ctl_nbr=3684&path=c3684-def-USD-16695%23%23-1%23%23-1%7E%7Eq737562737472617465%7E%7Ec3684-def-USD-18477%23%233%23%23f%7E%7Ec3684-def-USD-18483%23%230%23%23a&query=substrate

Nautilus291
03-09-2008, 11:59 PM
There is 2 different kinds of black regular and the sand. It just depends on what you want in your tank.

Adrian
03-10-2008, 12:04 AM
I've been looking at the fluorite. Comes in normal(light red/yellow/brownish), Red, Dark, and black.

But the black on most sites is called black sand. I didn't know if it has the same affect as the others or if it's actually sand and if so is that bad?

Here is a link to almost all of them at BigAls
http://www.bigalsonline.com/edealinv/servlet/ExecMacro?nurl=control/BrowseCatalog.vm&ctl_nbr=3684&path=c3684-def-USD-16695%23%23-1%23%23-1%7E%7Eq737562737472617465%7E%7Ec3684-def-USD-18477%23%233%23%23f%7E%7Ec3684-def-USD-18483%23%230%23%23a&query=substrate

It's mostly up to you, Punisher, as it is a matter of personal preference, however, if going with live plants, I recommend NOT using sand, as it will compact tightly, and inhibit root growth.

Also, if you are keeping cories, or other fish that feed off the surface, flourite has very sharp edges that MAY damage the mouths of these types of fish.

Just a suggestion

PUNISHER VETTE
03-10-2008, 12:23 AM
There is 2 different kinds of black regular and the sand. It just depends on what you want in your tank.


Yeah right after posting this i found a site that actually sold both kinds and figured it out. Ordered 6 bags and a substrate heater.:19:

ready or not here i come.:c12:

davemill
02-05-2009, 07:38 AM
Also, if you are keeping cories, or other fish that feed off the surface, flourite has very sharp edges that MAY damage the mouths of these types of fish.

I have some cories that have lived on regular (not red, not black) Flourite for seven years now, with nice long barbels. Flourite doesn't really have sharp edges, it just has corners.

dmagerl
02-05-2009, 02:25 PM
My cory's arrived from the LFS with severely shortened barbs. After 4 months on the Flourite, they have regenerated and are now nice and long. I guess Flourite could hurt barbs but not neccesarily so.

-dickm

Lady Hobbs
02-05-2009, 02:43 PM
The Black Sand is something different. You're right that Flourite comes in red, dark and black but the black sand is a whole different product. It's ground up. It's still Flourite and has the same nutrients......just finer.....and what I'd like to have.

tim k
02-05-2009, 11:56 PM
I went with the Flourite Black in the regular grain and the plants love it .
One other bonus is that the contrast between the plants and substrate is amazing.

Tim K

KingFisher
02-06-2009, 12:02 AM
I plan on using the flourite black sand for my 90g, if I can ever locate some. I will let you know how it is.

PUNISHER VETTE
02-06-2009, 12:42 AM
lol do you realize this thread is over a year old.

I've come full circle on my tank already since I started this thread.:22:

KingFisher
02-06-2009, 01:43 AM
lol do you realize this thread is over a year old.

I've come full circle on my tank already since I started this thread.:22:

LOL, where is Cocoa when you need him?:hmm3grin2orange:

kacourt
02-15-2009, 05:39 AM
So have any of you had any issues with air pockets or unhealthy fish? I hear that the fine grain can cause anaerobic issues, but I am currently leaning toward black sand for my new tank.

PUNISHER VETTE
02-15-2009, 05:42 AM
So have any of you had any issues with air pockets or unhealthy fish? I hear that the fine grain can cause anaerobic issues, but I am currently leaning toward black sand for my new tank.

I haven't had any problems. And i think black sand would be fine too.

kacourt
02-15-2009, 06:11 AM
I ought to have specified flourite black sand...and that I hope to have a planted tank....with cories....

Guess I left out a lot - sorry :22: