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Hey all,

I have been doing some major improvements to my tank lately and I was wondering if flourite would make much of a difference to stem plants. I have nice stands of R. indica, L. repens, L. nummularia, and currently in the process of using some H. Difformis as a fore-ground plant. Its a 10 gal. ,4.5 wpg no florescent, with all nutrients althoug I am sure I could use some more Fe. So it is all stemplants currently. I might add some ctupts later but I used to have a few and they never did well. I am sure because of the substrate. Then I moved them and they all melted so, anyway. Would adding some flourite to this help much? Is it worth the work? I have about half a bag of fairly new stuff.

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Good substrate/flourite would in most likelyhood definately help, depending on what your current substrate is. Which brings us to this point, what substrate do you have in place now?

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@.5 inches of mostly fine gravel. Most of the gravel is in the 2-3 mm range which is finer than most of hte flourite:)

I have been havng a problem with BGA on the substrate. Would the flourite make it harder to get rid of?
 

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I have been havng a problem with BGA on the substrate. Would the flourite make it harder to get rid of?
I'm not sure it would be harder to get rid of, but it would definately be beneficial to your stem plants. Just the nutrients alone it would provide to the roots would definately be beneficial. It is alot of trouble but would provide great results in the long run.

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Keep in mind Stem plants draw most of their nutrients from the water column...in that respect, it doesn't matter what they are planted in....gravel, flourite, eco, sand, all help...
 
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