Originally Posted by hoppycalif
Eco Complete is a natural material, mined, not manufactured. So, it can vary from batch to batch. Flourite is manufactured, so it will be more consistent.
I do believe its the other way around. I do know for a fact Flourite is mined and this is why Black was so hard to come by as they never had found large veins of it until recently. This is also why the new Flourite Black has specks of the original flourite color in it. EC is 'all natural' but not naturally occurring.
Here is a short article from The Krib:
by Greg Morin <greg/seachem.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999
> Dr. Morin, could you please comment on this? You stated at one point I
> believe that Flourite was a naturally mined material. Is it subjected to
> high heat (fired) during processing (to increase internal pore space I would
> assume) or is it just cleaned, crushed and bagged?
Well, I can't say too much without getting in trouble
All I can say is, the material has experienced high levels of heat.
It is naturally mined. And the order actually would be crushed,
cleaned, and bagged
Hope that helps, but I can't really say much more without giving away
a little bit of the "secret".
- -Greg Morin
Gregory Morin, Ph.D. ~~~~~~~Research Director~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Seachem Laboratories, Inc. www.seachem.com