3 weeks after ordering SMS charcoal from Lesco's, they tell me that it is not possible to get just one bag. So, back to the drawing board in terms of substrate.
Things to consider:
Size: 55 gallon
Scape: Rock hardscape, sand foreground, hc lawn on hills around hardscape.
Plants: HC carpet, dwarf hairgrass, dwarf sag, blyxa (not sure what species yet), rotala indica, hygrophilia polysperma ceylon, ludwigia repens x arcuata
I can't afford 100 dollars of aquasoil.
1. SMS red - is it really that ugly? Anyone have any pictures to show?
2. Oil-dri - apparently, similar to SMS. Anyone in SE Michigan know where to get this stuff around here? Or, anyone anywhere know where to look for this stuff?
3. Ecocomplete? Available locally, although not really much less expensive than aquasoil. I'd like to avoid this option.