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Old 03-29-2003, 10:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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oh, and if i use pool sand wat else to i have to add to the substrate?
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Sand doesn't leech anything, but most sand is actually made from crushed coral or clamshell, so it does raise your pH. Sand has no nutritional value for plants. It contains no minerals, and very low CEC: meaning it does not have the capability of absorbing nutrients from the water and holding them for plants. Porus clay material does have this capability.

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Old 03-30-2003, 04:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
 
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Has anyone tried crushing up flourite with a hammer, or whatever strikes you fancy, to create "flourite sand"?...i'm sure it would be extremely messy to work with..but an interesting idea, none the less.
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Flourite as it is is dusty, cloudy enough already, grind it down to sand and your water would probably never clear!

Flourite is made to its size for a reason, to prevent compacting and not be too big for the plant roots to break through it. I am sure even a clay sand would compact. The perfect size gravel or granule for plants is 2 to 3mm which is what Flourite is.

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