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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-02-2012, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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I was wondering if anyone locally has any leftover substrate possibly from a big tank? I am looking to start my 4 gallon planted shrimp tank back up and need some substrate. I can't afford to buy a big bag of expensive substrate right now so I just wanted to see if anyone had enough for a 4 gallon laying around by chance. If not I think I might give dirt a try and see how that goes for once, at least until I can get some better substrate. Let me know if you have enough for a 4 gallon and if so how much you would want for it. Thanks in advance and have a nice night!
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I was wondering if anyone locally has any leftover substrate possibly from a big tank? I am looking to start my 4 gallon planted shrimp tank back up and need some substrate. I can't afford to buy a big bag of expensive substrate right now so I just wanted to see if anyone had enough for a 4 gallon laying around by chance. If not I think I might give dirt a try and see how that goes for once, at least until I can get some better substrate. Let me know if you have enough for a 4 gallon and if so how much you would want for it. Thanks in advance and have a nice night!
I have some petco brand black sand left over from my 36g and flora, it should be enough to get you started if you would like the rest of it. I can throw in a few root medic substrate tabs if you want too
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I have MTS that I am pretty sure is ready to be used (been cycling it in my garage waiting for the right peice of furniture to hold my 20L). You could couple that with Noahma's sand. I also have some potash and dolomite to throw in if you want to give it a try. MTS I mean.
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