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Old 11-20-2004, 05:05 AM   #1
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Seachem Flourite Question

Does the flourite ever wear out? Im wondering if it would ever be necessary to replace the gravel. Thanks
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Seachem's own website states that Flourite does not need to be replaced. This is because it only contains micro nutrients that aren't depleted unless actively transported by plant roots.
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Thanks for the reply. So if it were a planted tank, then it's possible that the nutrients can be depleted?
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Not really. Flourite should be good for many years before it needs replenishing.
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From what I have been able to learn is that the value of flourite has to do with the ability to bond with the trace elements such as iron and ammonia in a form that is easily accessed by the plant roots.
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