oh wow, i forgot to look back here after no one replied for a while. thanks for the feed back guys.
i found out that the 'used' portion of the AS has the has powder stuff mixed in with it. almost all of it has settled at the bottom. i thought it might of been bad as well and smashed a little bit of it up. it did not look like the lighter colored particles at all. after the initial clouding(witch lasted for only a couple days), the water is crystal clear. and doesn't really cloud when i mess with it. i guess i could have been misled about the used stuff, but i'm not having any trouble yet. what could happen later on if there is indeed 'bad AS' mixed in?
edit - i just finished doing a little more research and it looks like i do have a little bit of the bad stuff. oh well... at least there is enough of the good stuff to cover it up. lol
man, i gave that dude a pt trader +1 too. i guess it is a good idea to only buy from people who you see post on a regular basis or know personally.
What would Honey Badger do?