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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-06-2008, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Pros Choice vs Turface?

Hi, I was wondering which product overall would be better? I heard they are simular and just wanted to get your oppinions before I actually buy either brand.

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I've used Turface before and it worked well as a cheap substrate. I've seen that most people go for the Turface.
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lol. The OP went from $30 in substrate to $160.
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I'm in the same boat I'm not paying for ADA, or Eco-Complete (think they are overpriced anyway) when I have 16 tanks to substrate out... I have been looking into this Turface MVP, Profile Aquatic soil, Shultz Aquatic soil, and Truface Pro League are all the same product just packaged and a little finer grain in some. Let me know where you find it or soilnmaster select because I'm having a hard time finding it up here....

I hear that both products are almost identical and that there is really no difference. At least from those that have used both and from what I have found online that is the view.
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Let me know where you find it or soilnmaster select because I'm having a hard time finding it up here....
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Put your zip in and look for the nearest store. I bought 50lb bag for $10.
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http://www.oildri.com/

you can find local distributors though you will prob have to go with turface since they stopped making sms charcoal
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Put your zip in and look for the nearest store. I bought 50lb bag for $10.
Did that called the guy he only carries it in January and Febuary with no Charcoal now that is also not an option now I want the darker substrate..

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you can find local distributors though you will prob have to go with turface since they stopped making sms charcoal
Might be able to go with the Turf in the soil conditioner it looks okay... Still finding someone that carries closer than 500 miles away is my problem.
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Did that called the guy he only carries it in January and Febuary with no Charcoal now that is also not an option now I want the darker substrate..

Strange cause I picked some up here in Pa and the guy said if the stores dont carry it they are suppose to get it for the customers weather its 1 bag or 20.
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I think this guy is a baseball field maintance firm not a regular landscaper....
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Other people were having luck ordering directly on www.Lesco.com and having it shipped to the local store, then just going to the store and picking it up. You might try that.

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I think this guy is a baseball field maintance firm not a regular landscaper....
who is? call lesco they will tell you the same thing.
post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
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I ended up buying Turface MPV in Grey (Didn't know they made it in that color!). It looks very nice, imagine a mix of greys and red mix of 90:10.

I just went on the Turface homepage, entered my zipcode to find a local distributor at John Deer.

Thanks for all your help!
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the closest Lesco to me is 1000 miles away.... The only guy that carries SMS only orders it once a year......... Can't find Turface in the seattle area to save my life... All of the supplies listed say they don't carry it ....anymore. At least the ones that actually answer the phone or e-mails.

Okay found another list of Deere dealers lets see if any of those carry it.
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I just went on a SMS hunt last week or the week before. Most of the Lesco's are doing away with the SMS and replacing it with Turface.
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