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Okay so i found a dealer nearby (1 Hour drive) but before i drive there which is more suited to the planted tank. The "S" grade or the "T" grade, or a combo of both. This is for the low tec and will have root tabs in it so im not bothered with it being inert. Thanks again for all of your help.
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S grade is less abrasive but smaller. So if you are going to have cories or loaches I would go with S.

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Personally I think the S grade is way too fine-grained, and I think the T would work just fine.





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i've never used s grade but ime, t grade is works very well.
its got enough weight to hold a slope forever and doesn't bother fish like cories.

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T grade is great, holds a slope well, and it doesn't bother any of my cories one little bit.

S grade is very very fine.

I know tons of people in my local club with T grade, and with cories and other bottom sifters, and not a single one has ever mentioned any ill effects. I'm not sure why that rumor keeps getting bandied about, but there seems to be little substance to the "abrasive" danger of T grade in my experience.
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thanks guys for all your advice. i found out it goes for $60 a bag in Niagara Falls Ontario so i may as well just go to Flourite. Im sure that there is no way to save a buck in this hobby
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T grade is great, holds a slope well, and it doesn't bother any of my cories one little bit.

S grade is very very fine.

I know tons of people in my local club with T grade, and with cories and other bottom sifters, and not a single one has ever mentioned any ill effects. I'm not sure why that rumor keeps getting bandied about, but there seems to be little substance to the "abrasive" danger of T grade in my experience.
it has in fact been postulated that the physical characteristics of the substrate has nothing to do with cory whisker degredation http://www.skepticalaquarist.com/doc...atfishes.shtml
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