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Old 12-07-2014, 12:28 PM   #1
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flourite or eco???

Which in your opinion is better fluorite or Eco Complete? I am setting up a new 55g dirted.
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Imo eco-complete...awesome cap for dirted tanks...

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I use both in my dirted tanks, depends on do you want to rinse the florite or just put the eco complete in. I used florite on top of the dirt because it had a higher iron content, then I capped that with black ecco complete. I think as long as your using dirt it just depends on what you like.
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Eco, no rinsing .
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Old 12-07-2014, 03:33 PM   #6
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I was thinking the eco. I would so rather not wash it before putting it in. Dirt is mess enough to start with.
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Old 12-08-2014, 02:46 PM   #7
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I have Flourite Black Sand and I absolutely love it. I don't see any reason why you wouldn't love it... except when you just got it and you have to rinse it... and have to keep rinsing it again because it is cloudy as hell... and it's still not rinsed enough and you have to do it again and it's so frustrating... then eventually it all gets clear and you will be absolutely happy with it, it really is a great substrat.
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As far as results go, they're basically identical. EC is simpler from a logistical standpoint, but that being said, I've always found that people tend to complain excessively about the rinsing required for Fluorite relative to the amount of effort it actually take. 60 lbs took me less than an hour to rinse to my satisfaction.
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I'd recommend any of them, with some clay mixed in and an inch cap of sand/gravel

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You could use both. I have a combination in my tank and my root-feeder plants love it.


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