Can I mixed this with Seachem black flourite?

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  1. Zippy320

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    Hi guys
    Can I mix this with the seachem black fluorite sand? Will there be any drawbacks?
    At the moment this is the type of gravel that I have in my tank . Does the Seachem break down and turn messy over time?

    Should I wish to plant a few plants in this mix will it be fine?

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    I think you can mix it, as long as you like the colour/ look of it mixed up. Flourite sand will not break down like aquasoils do.

    Should be fine to plant easy plants in. Perhaps not the most nutritious substrate. Adding a couple of root tabs might help, and you should fertilize the water column.
     
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    Thanks so much, will the seachem color be a lot different from that of my current gravel?

    my fear is that I don’t wish for this to become all muddy and a mess . As long as the general color is black, I think it should be ok
     
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    I have mixed black sand with Seachem Flourite Black, and you can hardly tell the difference.
    Seachem Flourite Black does not change its shape or form over time like some of the other premium substrates.

    As suggested you will need to feed root tabs and possibly fertilise the water column, depending on what plants you have in your tank.
     
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    I have found fluorite that is exposed to the water tends to grow algae. Dont know what other peoples experience is. I would put the fluorite on the bottom and cap with the gravel.
     
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    That's strange.
    I have been using Seachem Flourite Black for about 5 years now, and have never experienced that.
    The only time I have algae growing on the substrate is when I am lax at doing regular syphoning and tank maintenance.
     
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    I have tried with seachem black sand and flourite. Weekly WC. Struggle with algae in those tanks. My tanks without it I have a bit of algae on the glass but nowhere near as bad as the seachem tanks.
     

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