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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-07-2004, 10:30 PM
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I got mine for $69 from big al's. Not $100+ but still expensive. It's probably over kill but I keep it in really good condition and figure it will last me decades. I wash it thoroughly and even store it back in the original box with styrofoam that it came with. I figure when i graduate school i'll set up more and bigger tanks so I might as well have one and hold on to it. See if you pet store rents these out. I've heard of that soemwhere on this forum but have no experience with it myself.


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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-07-2004, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Fishbulb
See if you pet store rents these out. I've heard of that soemwhere on this forum but have no experience with it myself.
That might have been me. It's not an official service available to anyone who walks through the door, but my LFS is willing to loan some of their equipment to their regular customers -- people they know well and like.

If you have a good relationship with your LFS, it's worth asking. The worst thing that can happen is they say no.

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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-08-2004, 09:45 AM
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I finally got my 30 bags of Flourite. I decided to give it "no-rinse" a go. I just poured them in, filled 1/2 tank, and drained a couple of times. To my surprise, it worked pretty well. Maybe I got them right from the box, so I got much less dust?

One thing I have to complain though, the lot I have got were very damped, and there are one or two soft clay ball sized at least an inch or two in each bag.
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