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How much did that cost ya? My ramosior is growing so good! Soon there will be enough to share!
Just go to the site and take a guess. I don't want to relive that nightmare.

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Ahh that's too many clicks! I might sprain my thumb.
Mine cried when I clicked the button to send money on paypal.

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Mine cried when I clicked the button to send money on paypal.
Too bad shipping nearly doubles the cost. I was close too ordering once or twice before (when I had money) but that shipping cost is killer

In for the thread though, will be cool too see this fill out bro.

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My filter came today! The aquasoil should be in sometime this next week.

Oh, and my GH booster came yesterday. I also got some Iron to mess around with.

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Too bad shipping nearly doubles the cost. I was close too ordering once or twice before (when I had money) but that shipping cost is killer

In for the thread though, will be cool too see this fill out bro.
Yup.. shipping was INSANE!

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I know what you spent as I did the same for my 150. 8 bags should give you a nice slope to work with.

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guys i know there are entire threads dedicated to this question but i dare ask it again: "what is so special about aquasoil?" :O


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I know what you spent as I did the same for my 150. 8 bags should give you a nice slope to work with.

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That's what I was hoping for, plus a little extra can't hurt!

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guys i know there are entire threads dedicated to this question but i dare ask it again: "what is so special about aquasoil?" :O
From what I understand it's a fancy dirt that has a bunch of nutrients in it! Hopefully it works as well as people claim.

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I just paid ~ 175$ for 4 bags shipped to FLA. The new amazonia is pretty decent. It has a nice dark look where as Amazonia II was more brown. I am thinking about redoing my 20 gallon. I've had it up for almost 3 years now. Luckily I never had any of the horror stories that everyone else seems to have. My advice is don't really mess around with it too much. The more your hands are in the tank the more it will break down. Yea, it's nothing all too special. I had Eco Complete and it did just fine, I actually prefer the fact that Eco Complete doesn't break down. Although, I will say that Aquasoil has never failed me. It's been nearly 3 years and it's still kicking, never once had algae and my plants have been green since day 1. I rarely dose since they are just ferns and not really needy stem plants. Best of luck.

P.S. do you plan on straining the Aquasoil? I've noticed it has quite a bit of fine powder and it might be a good idea to filter it. Oh, and it's known for leeching a ton of ammonia in the first few months. I had some bad spikes with mine and used a filter additive to scrub the ammonia.
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I just paid ~ 175$ for 4 bags shipped to FLA. The new amazonia is pretty decent. It has a nice dark look where as Amazonia II was more brown. I am thinking about redoing my 20 gallon. I've had it up for almost 3 years now. Luckily I never had any of the horror stories that everyone else seems to have. My advice is don't really mess around with it too much. The more your hands are in the tank the more it will break down. Yea, it's nothing all too special. I had Eco Complete and it did just fine, I actually prefer the fact that Eco Complete doesn't break down. Although, I will say that Aquasoil has never failed me. It's been nearly 3 years and it's still kicking, never once had algae and my plants have been green since day 1. I rarely dose since they are just ferns and not really needy stem plants. Best of luck.

P.S. do you plan on straining the Aquasoil? I've noticed it has quite a bit of fine powder and it might be a good idea to filter it. Oh, and it's known for leeching a ton of ammonia in the first few months. I had some bad spikes with mine and used a filter additive to scrub the ammonia.
Glad to hear you are happy with it so far.

I don't plan to strain it as I will have plenty of polishing media in the canister filter, plus I don't want to waste any "gold" Yup, I'm familiar with the ammonia spike it supposedly gives. However, I've got plenty of time to wait before adding fish, so no issues there.

Thanks for the heads up and the info.

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of what? pretty much anything will calm me down for now...
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of what? pretty much anything will calm me down for now...
Uh... I still haven't gotten anything new. :P

The aquasoil is supposed to get here tomorrow, I suppose I can take pictures of that.

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