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Old 04-17-2019, 06:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ok, thanks for answering my question. Do substrates like Seachem flourite red have nutrients that are available to plants? I recently saw a YouTuber claiming that such a substrate would be ideal for supplying iron, and I am wondering if their statement was accurate.
Seachem flourite is so low on the CEC rating chart it may as well be "zero".
Doubtful it will supply little if any nutrients to plants.

SafeTSorb looks the same and has a very high CEC rating.

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Seachem flourite is so low on the CEC rating chart it may as well be "zero".
Doubtful it will supply little if any nutrients to plants.

SafeTSorb looks the same and has a very high CEC rating.

Everything on YouTube is true of course!
Very interesting, I would have never thought that, and it seems safTsorb has a lot of horticultural uses. I have heard of bonsai hobbying using it in their soil mixes too.

My main question is still if Fluorite can be considered to supply nutrients (let's say micros and trace elements) without first being "enriched" by being used in a fertilized water column. It doesn't have much to do CEC.
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