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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-09-2003, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone had any experience with substrate from AZOO? I'm asking because it's carried by one of the LFS for substantially less than Seachem Flourite. Thanks
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-09-2003, 09:35 PM
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Do you have a link for details?

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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-09-2003, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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I don't actually... My Google searches on "AZOO" and "AZOO plant substrate" haven't come up with much.
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Dang.... I give up, I tried to find it as well, no luck. I have never heard or seen it so if you can find a source I would love to see more on it.

Go back to the LFS and write down any info from the bag and we can take it from there.
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Ok, here's what I got.... I'll paraphase to save you from "Taiwanese English"...
- comes in a 5.4kg (12lb) bag for a 40l (10gal) tank
- looks like reddsh, clay-colored 2-3mm (small gravel) size fish food pellets
- not meant to be rinsed (hmmm. like Flourite?)
- not meant to be mixed with gravel or other substrates
- supposed to contain enough nutrients so no supplementation needed (can't remember if that meant undergravel or water column or both....)
- may have buffering effect on water, ie. increase pH, which can be compensated by increasing CO2
- should last for 15 months before being replaced

Saw a nicely planted display tank at a brick-and-mortar Big Al's that looked like it had this "Plant Growth Bed" (as it states on the label). Interesting, but not sure if I'd be into tearing down a tank to replant after 15 months.
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It isn't this, is it? I think Red Sea and Azoo might be in cahoots.

http://shop.store.yahoo.com/wetpetsu...seaflorba.html
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Hmmmm, looks and sounds suspicously similar.... you might be right, 2la. At the LFS here, the AZOO substrate is going for $27.99 Cdn and the WetPets on-line store lists the Red Sea "version" for $36 US. Interesting how much money can be made when you re-package and re-label the same(?) product.
The LFS's around here sell SeaChem Flourite for $39.99 Cdn or more, so I thought I'd ask about the AZOO product.
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Red Sea rebrands many of Azoo's products, so what you're looking at there is indeed the same as Red Sea's Flora Base.
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Red Sea rebrands many of Azoo's products, so what you're looking at there is indeed the same as Red Sea's Flora Base.
Thats not true at all
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And I just realized this thread is 6 years old.
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In that amount of time Azoo has changed ownership and reformulated there substrate, as well as added a new addition of the Black version. The newer version is not to be compared to substrate from 7 years ago.

Much has changed as we grew older and more wise
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But wouldn't the one they're making for Red Sea now also be the new one? Or are they just ordering the old formula?
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Those are 2 completely different companies all together, and completely different substrates. Most likely old stock on the shelf.
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post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-05-2009, 12:35 AM
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They are two different companies, but Red Sea does rebrand Azoo products, so the substrate (at least in some point in time) is the same.
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