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08-24-2015 02:40 PM
blickquickly I have found Activ Flora Black on the internet at a couple places now, but does anyone know where I can find it for less than the $40+ per bag and $25-$30 for shipping? At that price I may as well buy ADA AS.



EDIT: After some deeper digging ive found it for roughly $25 a bag.
08-23-2015 03:45 AM
Entz 33$ IIRC. Doubt they would ship it though.
08-22-2015 10:42 PM
dougomac
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My LFS keeps it in stock (Kelowna), not sure where he gets it from though.
I contacted the supplier in Ontario but did not see it on their list. How much do they sell it for. I wonder is they would ship it out east if I can't find. I really like what I see about the product. Especially the look?

If not it may be ADA for me

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08-19-2015 09:20 PM
Entz
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Is there anywhere to get active flora in Canada ?
My LFS keeps it in stock (Kelowna), not sure where he gets it from though.
08-19-2015 09:15 PM
dougomac
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Is there anywhere to get active flora in Canada ?
Emailed the company the other day. This is the response I got. I did not call yet

Hello Doug,
Thank you for contacting us, Please call our distributor in your area and ask them for assistance in locating the Activ Flora product.
Burgham Sales in Scarborough, Ont. PH: 416-293-8080

Kindest Regards,

WORLD WIDE IMPORTS ENT., INC.
5315 NW 10TH TERRACE
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL. 33309
PH:954-492-8196, 800-423-6442
FAX:954-492-8213

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08-19-2015 08:51 PM
Aceman Is there anywhere to get active flora in Canada ?
08-19-2015 03:53 AM
ahem My eco-complete arrived looking more like the ActiveFlora.
08-18-2015 08:03 PM
dru I have 3 bags of black that I will probably never use but I don't want to ship it

If anyone is in north texas give me a shout
08-18-2015 07:28 PM
Entz
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Originally Posted by Soxfandowd View Post
I have Activ-Flora Black in two tanks. It is absolutely uniform and black. I never found it on the web site either but I was able to find a LFS about an hour from me that could order it for me. I have since gotten it twice through them without any issue. I would try to see if a store near you can order it or get a vendor list from the web site.
Worth noting that the black is the only one that is small and uniform. Like large grains of sand (nothing like is pictures on the site). Most if not all of the other colors are not. For example I have the Floracor Red in my split Betta tank and it is very large, more like normal aquarium gravel (1/4" Shale even). Same with lake gems.

I am a big fan of the black and have used it in all my tanks. Mainly because my LFS always keeps it in stock. Easy to work with. Haven't compared it to AS though.
08-18-2015 03:23 PM
blickquickly Not for me. I know if I use dirt it will somehow end up above the cap. lol.

....Aaaaand the last place I called not only sounded disinterested and uninformed, but they managed to hang up on me and tell me they couldnt and wouldnt order ActivFlora for me even though they carry Pure Water Pebbles made by the exact same company. Pet Supermarket in Tallahassee, FL. Stay away from them. They also tried to sell me Purple Waffle as a fully aquatic plant once.
08-17-2015 10:41 PM
ichy How about dirt and then any cheap cap you want?
08-17-2015 10:10 PM
blickquickly I just spoke to 2 different local stores that are suppose to carry Activflora and one said they are in negotiations....lol. Whatever that means....and the other said their distributor "doesnt keep it in stock". I have one more place to try but their closed right now. Tomorrow I'll call them and see if they can hook a bro up. If not, I may have to resort to the internet for my substrate. I dont want to use eco-complete if its a stinky thing to work with.
08-17-2015 03:20 PM
Patriot I would still go with activflora over aquasoil base on looks, ability to hold down plants better, longevity.

Must people would add root tabs anyways. I don't know if AF hold excess nutrients however.
08-17-2015 03:11 PM
Patriot
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Eco complete says the same thing, that the product is nutrient rich. It really isn't though. The water they have it soaking in the bag in may have nutrients, but very little will transfer over when setting up your take.
Well that is true.
08-17-2015 03:09 PM
bsantucci
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According to the website that makes it your wrong. It does have something in it. I believe any soil that doesn't decay over time would be better. You can add your own nutrients anyways.
Eco complete says the same thing, that the product is nutrient rich. It really isn't though. The water they have it soaking in the bag in may have nutrients, but very little will transfer over when setting up your tank.
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