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Old 02-18-2016, 05:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am setting up a 29 Gal display tank and I have mineralized MGO and I am thinking of putting 1 1/2 inch of black Flourite on top of the soil, is this ok?

If this is ok, is it better to use the sand or gravel version of Flourite?

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Yes, it is OK. I don't know exactly what the particle size is for Flourite sand vs. Flourite gravel, but in soil substrate tanks we use a coarser material for the cap to help prevent the soil from becoming anaerobic.
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Thank you for the prompt reply, I am looking forward to setting up my first planted tank next weekend!
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