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Old 04-29-2014, 05:43 PM   #241
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Everything was packed great, though I don't think the un-named delivery person was happy to bring all those boxes to my door. ha

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Old 04-30-2014, 06:26 PM   #242
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I don't know why, but for some reason, I feel like 16 bags won't be enough. Excuse the bad picture, but I need to put it somewhere if any of the bags leaked they would not get on the hardwood floor.
FWIW, those bags are REALLY tough. I'd be surprised if they leak, since they've made it this far without issue. I'm sure it's possible (especially if you drop one on something sharp) but I haven't seen or heard a single report about leaky/dry bags of any of the wet substrates. So I wouldn't worry about that too much.
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:00 PM   #243
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FWIW, those bags are REALLY tough. I'd be surprised if they leak, since they've made it this far without issue. I'm sure it's possible (especially if you drop one on something sharp) but I haven't seen or heard a single report about leaky/dry bags of any of the wet substrates. So I wouldn't worry about that too much.
I agree with you as well, I don't think the bags would leak, was just saying it was better for me to put the bags in the tank than the risk of them leaking and deal with the wrath of my wife having water all over the hardwood floor in the room I am doing all the tank prep work
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:44 AM   #244
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Activ-Flora 20g Long tank update.

Everything still growing well after 30 days.

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Old 05-17-2014, 02:01 AM   #245
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Another update and probably my last. I officially love this substrate.

I have been taking shots of my Glosso daily to document growth in this substrate with Dry ferts, High Co2 and High Lighting.

First shot was taken 5/5/14 and second shot was taken 5/16/14. So about 10 days. I upgraded my phone during this period so the camera quality changed between pictures

You can also see the Blyxa Jap growth was decent also.





I also raised my light 6" on 5/10/14 to halt the algae on the rocks.
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Old 05-17-2014, 02:23 AM   #246
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im still waiting for thatpetplace to get it back in stock. Im ready to order my 4 bags but theyve been out for awhile again

I am seriously debating on going with the floracor Red instead of theblack, but I really would prefer the black
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Old 05-17-2014, 06:21 AM   #247
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yeah I'm waiting too. I can't decide if I want to just buy it elsewhere for more or get the red. I'm impatient lol
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:50 PM   #248
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nice randpost!
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:29 PM   #249
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Loving the activ flora
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:39 AM   #250
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This is an awesome thread. For some reason, though, I only found this thread after I had decided to get Activ Flora and was just waiting on more to arrive so I could order it. The only comments I was able to find before were negative and from quite a few years ago. I guess it's just the super secret we-have-to-kill-you-if-we-tell-you-about-it substrate. lol

Glad to see such a lengthy discussion - it confirms the choice for me.
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:58 AM   #251
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anyone have pics of the lake gem ones in a tank? looking to get those instead of the black but cant find pics of the lake gem ones in a tank.
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Old 05-23-2014, 06:15 AM   #252
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If anyone is still looking for Activ-flora I found it on DreamAquatic for $15.15 a bag. Shipping was only around $11 to IL.
$20.15 a bag now...
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:36 PM   #253
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Lake Gems on the right, the Floracor Red on the left



Lake Gems on left, Flora Gems center, Floracor red on right



Neither of the pictures really shows them accurately as to how it looks in the tank, but if you want a mid-dark substrate the Lake Gems are nice. They look like what I'd imagine a stream bed would, darker pebbles with some grey, brown, and light grey mixed in.

I'm seriously considering it for my 180. I like the flora gems, but think it's a bit too light for the look I'm going for.


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anyone have pics of the lake gem ones in a tank? looking to get those instead of the black but cant find pics of the lake gem ones in a tank.
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Old 06-13-2014, 01:52 AM   #255
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this stuff looks great. i always hated the color differences in ECO complete.

also every one, i just need ONE bag stop buying every store out of this stuff!! :P
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