Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NYC & Long Island, NY
I have the same issue. Ugly red and grey rocks. If you shake the bag a little, you end up with the fine black substrate that you want toward the bottom, with the ugly rocks at the top of the bag. I picked through it and tossed the white rocks in the trash, as well as the reddest rocks... sucks since its so expensive to begin with.
Plus, the bags are not even consistent. One of my bags had really terrible coarse gravel, while a second bag was acceptable but still definitely not what I expected when reading reviews here and online.