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Discussion in 'Planted Aquariums' started by Icom, Feb 16, 2008.

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    < no exp. looks good - I'd check in at APC...
     
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    sounds like it gets great review. if you do get it let me know how it goes.
     
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    I have read (though don't quote me on this) that their base ingredient it Soilmaster Select, and they just tweak the formula.
    You could go with Soilmaster or Turface Pro League. They work well and run about $15+/- for 50lbs.
     
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    same thing i heard. if you want cheap plant gravel just go with soilmaster select.
     
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    the Soilmaster/Turface and the like are all inert(?),so those would be just like regular gravel or sand right ?
    where this stuff has minerals,nutrients,Iron and what ever else in it for plants like Eco-Complete(;minus the bacteria of eco.)
    I was gonna go with eco,but after figuring out how much I'd need for all the tanks:eek3:
     
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    #7 loaches r cool, Feb 17, 2008
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    Thanks,that answers alot.

    maybe I'll just put pool filter sand or black sand in the tanks :confused:
     
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    Haha!!! Its identical!!!! Those substrates are identical!!!!!
     
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    Except for the price... Soilmaster and Turface are much cheaper. But if you cant get them locally, then the AP substrate might be an option.
     

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