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Old 03-19-2013, 02:24 AM   #1
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Does anyone know where I can this type of substrate, it looks like BB sized river ricks?

( pic from mini encyclopedia aquarium plants)

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Old 03-19-2013, 10:00 AM   #2
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Looks like the "el-cheap-o" gravel most Local Fish Stores sell around here! It is actually very coarse blasting grit! Basically it is just fine gravel. Most places here sell a 50lb. bag for $12-$14. So I would try looking at your LFS for it, or find a store who sells blasting media and go from there. IIRC the particle size is 2-4mm. I really like using it, but the last few bags I have gotten have been a little to light for my taste. I really like the look of the Carib Sea Kon Tiki!!! It looks like the older cheap stuff I used to could find cheap! I asked Big Al's about the grain size and they said 4-6mm, but I have seen a sample of it at our LFS and from what I remember it is smaller! SO I guess I will have to order a bag and see! The cheap-o stuff they have now looks almost identical ti the Carib Sea
Peace River.

Anyway I hope this helps ya out!

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Old 03-19-2013, 12:28 PM   #3
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Looks like the "el-cheap-o" gravel most Local Fish Stores sell around here! It is actually very coarse blasting grit! Basically it is just fine gravel. Most places here sell a 50lb. bag for $12-$14. So I would try looking at your LFS for it, or find a store who sells blasting media and go from there. IIRC the particle size is 2-4mm. I really like using it, but the last few bags I have gotten have been a little to light for my taste. I really like the look of the Carib Sea Kon Tiki!!! It looks like the older cheap stuff I used to could find cheap! I asked Big Al's about the grain size and they said 4-6mm, but I have seen a sample of it at our LFS and from what I remember it is smaller! SO I guess I will have to order a bag and see! The cheap-o stuff they have now looks almost identical ti the Carib Sea
Peace River.

Anyway I hope this helps ya out!



Drew


The LFS around my way doesn't have it I checked 3 stores so I'm gonna see if I can get it from a place that sells blading media other than that its a no go for me Thanks .
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