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Old 04-03-2015, 04:01 PM   #1
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Pictures of plants&a question about substrate

Hi here are some planted tanks. Planted yesterday with some flourite red . I rinsed the flourite red a lot . .Click image for larger version

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Old 04-03-2015, 07:32 PM   #2
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Yes, you washed away some valuable minerals, but have no fear because if you do partial water changes every week your plants will absorb minerals from the tap water.
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:44 PM   #3
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I washed my Flourite as well. It looked so dirty it took me 2 hours to clean it to an acceptable level. It's in. My 75g with ecocomplete. My water was only cloudy a few days and is now crystal clear. Your plants will get nutrients regardless through water changes and fertilizers.

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Old 04-04-2015, 02:19 AM   #4
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Flourite is good because it have a high CEC which basically means its good at absorbing nutrients and holding them for the plants to use. Its relatively nutrient bare when you get it, so you didnt lose anything by rinsing it. You will still need root tabs for your root feeding plants regardless.
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Ok thank you!
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Old 04-04-2015, 02:53 AM   #6
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Your tank is really nice ! The 75g
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