Looking for dark substrate

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm contemplating a rescape of my 13 liter nano, and am going to need about 2 liters of dark substrate. Figure there's pro's and cons of each type - but does anyone have some extra lying around that I can buy from you? Flourite would be awesome ;D Alternatively anyone seen anything good at a Cape Town LFS recently?

    Thanks!
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    sams has flourite dark, and i am sure if you phone panorama they might have some too.
     
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    Thanks! Will post pics when it gets going... :)
     
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    last time I checked Panorama Pets had 2 bags of Flourite Dark. Just a quick question but is flourite Dark just as good as Normal Flourite
     
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    flourite dark has about 2/3rds less iron in it than regular flourite, but you can always add more iron...

    i much prefer the color of flourite dark.
     
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    Seachem has a handy chart on their site (pdf) that tells you the composition of all their substrates. Not sure quite how "bioavailable" everything is, but "normal" flourite has by far the most iron.

    Wash it well before you use it, despite what the label says...
     

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