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Old 04-07-2003, 06:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to re-do my tank again with 50/50 flourite/gravel mix substrate. The gravel that I have now is in walnut color, as you can see in the picture. Do you think it is a good color to mix with the flourite? or should I get something darker in color (which costs money )
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I am going to re-do my tank again with 50/50 flourite/gravel mix substrate. The gravel that I have now is in walnut color, as you can see in the picture. Do you think it is a good color to mix with the flourite? or should I get something darker in color (which costs money )
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Why are you changing your substrate? The Vals will grow in anything and your other plants don't need it. Are you going to be doing a complete overhaul and replanting? If so, try Shultz Aquatic Plant Soil, it'll go better with your substrate than Flourite.

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I agree with Phil 100%!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Phil Edwards:
Why are you changing your substrate? The Vals will grow in anything and your other plants don't need it. Are you going to be doing a complete overhaul and replanting? If so, try Shultz Aquatic Plant Soil, it'll go better with your substrate than Flourite.

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Yes I will completely change my tank.
What's good about Shultz Aquatic Plant Soil?
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It's a lot cheaper than Flourite and isn't nearly as sharp. It's lighter than Flourite, but if you're mixing it with gravel it stays down nicely.

If you're doing a complete renovation I'd go with Flourite and Estes "Bits of Walnut", they look good together.

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The only negative thing I see with the gravel is that it doesn't match the rockwork. Grey rocks look more natural with gray or black gravel, and brownish or white rocks look better with your gravel...as would driftwood.
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