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Just because I didn't see much about this substrate in my searches, I thought I'd give my initial thoughts about it. Buffers to a pH of 6.5

1) It's a bit expensive, but I didn't need very much so it didn't bother me. Might not be my first choice if I was doing a whole rack of tanks though.
2) It comes in two grain sizes. They are both nice and black. I got the Micro grain size and it looks coooool!
3) It looks like the grains will be the perfect size for the shrimpies to play with, but it's also super floaty and light, and so very tough to plant it. Even positioning rocks in it was a bit tricky because with a very light touch everything moves, and slides around. But did I mention it looked cool?
I don't have any shrimp in there yet, so I'll have to wait to update with how they seem to like it next week.

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Has anyone use the bigger grain size? Wondering if it is just as floaty and light.

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where did you find it? i can't find it anywhere in the us :/
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where did you find it? i can't find it anywhere in the us :/
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Someone please post a close up pic. when you get a chance. From what I can see it looks like knock-off Fluval shrimp stratum but I can't really tell as all the picture have been far away.
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Someone please post a close up pic. when you get a chance. From what I can see it looks like knock-off Fluval shrimp stratum but I can't really tell as all the picture have been far away.
Except it's gotten good reviews unlike the Fluval Shrimp Stratum.

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I was looking at this the other day but the bags seemed pretty small for the price. How many bags do you think it would take for a 10 gallon?
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Awesome! Thanks For the link!!
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Each 2kg bag = 4.4lbs, on average you want 1-2 lb per gallon.
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Each 2kg bag = 4.4lbs, on average you want 1-2 lb per gallon.
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My tank is 7.5 gallons, with a 12" square footprint and I used about 1 1/2 bags. Saving the other half for the matching tank I'd like to set up in the near future
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Someone please post a close up pic. when you get a chance. From what I can see it looks like knock-off Fluval shrimp stratum but I can't really tell as all the picture have been far away.
http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...vs-Shrimp-Sand
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It's decent stuff, I was going to sell it via my store, but didn't think anyone would buy it since it's pretty expensive. It does look really nice, all uniform round dark dark brown balls, but from what I can tell it's the same thing as the mr. aqua soil, just 3 times the price.
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I am using it on top of the fluval stratum ..
It has nice nice round balls .. and it buffered the water to like 4.5 - 5ph during the first 2 months after that it will be around 6.0

I have them in all of my tank .. which I spent like $400 on just those stuffs .. 1 bag is like very little .. U would need 3 bags for 10g ...


If you look at the top layer of my tanks .. it is up aqua sand ... very nice stuffs !!!
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