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Best online source for ADA soil?

Hello, I am new to this forum and planted tanks! I kept fancy goldfish in many tanks for a long time but they would eat everything, lol. So I am looking to set up a dwarf puffer tank and after comparing soils, ADA seems to be great for aquascaping and keeping plants.

Anyone know a good, reliable online supplier? I have a couple pages bookmarked but would like to hear from ppl that have actually ordered online. Also, I have a 20 long, would one bag of Amazonia be enough?

Thanks for the help, it is very appreciated as I start this new adventure
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Oh also forgot to mention I am seeking a place to get some Ryuoh/Seiryu stones and possibly Mopani driftwood
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http://www.adgshop.com/Default.asp

http://www.adana-usa.com/

Those are currently the 2 authorized dealers for ADA products in the US


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Thank you very much, I believe those are the sites I have marked.

Does anyone prefer one over the other?

Anyone buy stones from them, I am not quite sure how much to buy? Sorry for all these questions, as I said, I am brand new to the planted tank world and I want to make the best possible home for my new puffers ~thanks!
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Thank you very much, I believe those are the sites I have marked.

Does anyone prefer one over the other?

Anyone buy stones from them, I am not quite sure how much to buy? Sorry for all these questions, as I said, I am brand new to the planted tank world and I want to make the best possible home for my new puffers ~thanks!
Shipping will be much more expensive to Seattle from ADG, so go with AFA provided they have what you are looking for.

General rule for stone would be 1 lb/gal.

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The logical choice for you would be AFA, mainly for two reasons:
- AFA is located in San Francisco, so the product will likely arrive at your door quicker.
- ADG sells 9L bag of amazonia for $47.95/bag (with free shipping), and AFA sells the same product for $30 with approximately $15 shipping (i used a random seattle zipcode to calculate the cost, so your mileage may vary slightly). You'd probably save a few bucks by going with AFA.

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Thank you all so much! that has helped me out a lot I will post when I start setting up, though I suspect it is going to be a long process

Oh thank you AzFishKid, I didn't mean to break any rules, I think the information everyone gave was helpful without "reviewing", more tactical :P
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Oh thank you AzFishKid, I didn't mean to break any rules, I think the information everyone gave was helpful without "reviewing", more tactical :P
Oh, you're fine-- don't worry! Just wanted to make sure that this thread doesn't get closed for that reason.
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Thanks

I know this is going to be a dangerous hobby for me, I love keeping tanks. Gonna set up a 2.5g for a feeder snail (for the dps) and shrimp tank. I also just set up a 4g tank that will house a betta. Accidently bought that "mondo grass" that isn't true aquatic - so hoping to replace that with something similar
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