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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-11-2012, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Plant Gravel @ Petsmart

I was just at my local petsmart in harrisburg and saw that they had their Flora-something plant gravel on clearance for 10-11 bucks (original 20). There were 2 bags left at my store.

USUALLY each store has the same clearance items (atleast around here ive noticed). So not a guarentee it will be there for you.

Just thought i share the good news for those looking for cheap substrate.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-11-2012, 11:44 PM
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Yeah, I seen in for $14-15 here on dfw area
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-11-2012, 11:45 PM
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flora max..

i picked up 3 bags for $10 each
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-12-2012, 12:29 AM Thread Starter
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^^, if i didnt tell myself to stop spending money on fish id take both bags haha.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-12-2012, 04:28 AM
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If you're talking about the roughly 10 pound bags that I saw today for $10 on clearance, I don't even think it's a good deal. I'm not a huge fan of "plant substrate" anymore as it is though. Just seems like a huge waste of money in the end because they don't actually provide the plants with the nutrients they need.
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^ agreed, because i dose ferts no matter what substrate im using. But ill buy a 10 dollar bag of plant substrate over a bag of rainbow rocks. I have yet to try MTS so if i master that ill go MTS over substrate ^^.

Also if im correct plant substrate is better material for beneficial bacterial growth due to the porous grains...compared to the waxed/polished stones.

Regardless a good deal for natural looking substrate.
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Also if im correct plant substrate is better material for beneficial bacterial growth due to the porous grains...compared to the waxed/polished stones.
correct, which is why i run floramax and dirt in this tank. it was in my 55 before this one. grows plants nice

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