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Iím looking for substrate for a 90G. Has anyone here ever used, or know of anyone else, using www.aquariumplants.com substrate? They guarantee itíll work, and compare it to Seachem and Eco-complete. This is pretty aggressive. Any comments would be appreciated.
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I've read posts from allot of people that have liked it and as far as it goes I'll bet it's a modified oil-dri product like SMS/Turface. If you search around you will see threads in several forums on the topic.

Overall I'd say go for it you probably won't be disappointed as it's another fired clay substrate and I haven't read anything bad about the company.

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I've read posts from allot of people that have liked it and as far as it goes I'll bet it's a modified oil-dri product like SMS/Turface. If you search around you will see threads in several forums on the topic.

Overall I'd say go for it you probably won't be disappointed as it's another fired clay substrate and I haven't read anything bad about the company.

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You are correct that it is a fired clay substrate. As far as pricing, it's pretty cheap, and shipping is free!
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it is basically nothing more than sms (soil master select) which is much cheaper than aquariumplants.com brand. I used it for awhile and liked it kinda. it is really light and moves around easily with little effort. takes some time for it to become water logged enough to stay put which still isn't good. I found it was hard to keep foreground plants down long enough to root. hope it helps. Ken

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it is basically nothing more than sms (soil master select) which is much cheaper than aquariumplants.com brand. I used it for awhile and liked it kinda. it is really light and moves around easily with little effort. takes some time for it to become water logged enough to stay put which still isn't good. I found it was hard to keep foreground plants down long enough to root. hope it helps. Ken

Thanks to al for the coments. After communicating with GWAPA, I think I'll go with the seachem black sand, topped off with black Colorquartz. The eco-complete doesnt look as good. I'll post once done.
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