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post #16 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-04-2003, 06:07 PM
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i found that www.customaquatic.com is cheaper than drfostersmith for eco-complete after all shipping charges are calculated.
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post #17 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-04-2003, 06:47 PM
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I found the same site, I can't register now because I don't have my own credit card...can you tell me how much it will cost for 6bags of Eco-Complete, cheapest shipping method..please? ops:
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I found the same site, I can't register now because I don't have my own credit card...can you tell me how much it will cost for 6bags of Eco-Complete, cheapest shipping method..please? ops:
well since your in so cal you might be able to pick it up from then, they are located of the 78, but i did the total and for 6 bags its 17 a bag =102
plus 58 for shipping = $160 and CA tax =$173
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Raul-7,
Saving $21 bucks isn't much of a difference? You could probably outfit your tank with a some nice plants for that difference in price! Or buy that Hagen natural Co2 system or whatever. Guess you don't like saving money.

Once I get my shipment I'll report if it is used or not. I wouldn't have bought from them if they're seller ratings weren't so positive, and the Eco-complete was listed as new, so I don't think it will have been used. True about that inflated shipping thing by vendors in an effort to make money, like I said, I was getting killed on the shipping.

However at this point the savings are all moot, since now that 'the cat has been let outta the bag', you guys are going to drive the price up! Glad I waited to tell ya!
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It's not that I dont want to save, of course I would love to save money! But how am I supposed to buy 6 bags off eBay, they only sell 2. I'm gonna have to wait a long time before I finally get the 6 bags I need.
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Ah, I understand that, Raul-7. It would take a little while I would think.

Good news, I got my shipment a few hours ago, and everything looks ok. It is shipped in two 20 lb bags, and they are intact. All appearances reveal they are new. My dad found the box on my back porch and the poor guy tried to pick it up and couldn't do it, he wasn't expecting it to be so heavy. (He is turning 71 this December too!)

To keep this thread intact, the back of the bags claim that one or two pounds per gallon of water is good, but two or more is best. Then it says that a bed 3" deep is ideal. I think this should be enough, but if I need to increase depth, maybe I'll get some Tahitian Sand or other dark substrate to punch it up. I think I read someone mixed the two together somewhere.
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My shipment of Eco-Complete + Tahitian Moon Sand (60/40) just arrived today. Still some other stuff to do before I finish my setup, including getting my lights ... but really looking forward to trying this combo.

More history here on others' experiences mixing the two is here:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3042

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I'm planning on using a 40:40:20 mix of Flourite, Eco-Complete, and Volcanit or maybe I'll try the Moon Sand. But I'm scared it will cause anerobic spots, can anyone fill me in? On the other I'm hoping it will be a succesful mix! :roll:
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substrates in nature are anaerobic. where there are roots, it's aerobic, but you need anaerobic spots to make nutrients available in the right form

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anyone know of a local store in bay area that sells it?

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dolphin pet village sells it. Ask, its kinda hidden.
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how much is it there?

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It costs $26.99/ 20lb bag from Dolphin Pet Village.
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