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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-15-2011, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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How much do you pay for Aquasoil?

I have a question how much are you folks paying for aquasoil? the local store here in hawaii is 65.00 for a 9ltr bag. That crazy expensive? i look on the ADG site and it says 28.00+ shipping. Im sure 1 bag shipping to hawaii would be alot but thats why we have stores they order stock(a few cases im guessing) and have it shipped by boat. I would guess its pretty standard for a middleman to buy in bulk and make a profit but 37.00 over retail is way off imo. Am i missing something in the cost of aquasoil?

Second question does anyone know the dimensions of a 3liter aquasoil bag I wanna see how many can fit in a flat rate priority mail large box thanks in advance for the info.
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I got Aquasoil for my 90 gal tank. It took 3 large bags of Aquasoil and 3 bags of Aquasand to do the tank, to a depth of about 2 1/2". The base of the tank is 48 x 18. Aquasoil is a bit lighter that normal aquarium gravel.

Yea, it's expensive. As I recall, total cost shopped was about $250. So I got some real expensive dirt. As I recall they shipped all the stuff in one box, but it was not a flat rate box.

However, I do feel it's an excellent product, and I've been quite happy with it.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-15-2011, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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250 would be no problem for 6 bags but 6 bags would be around 400.00 lol
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See if you can get a club/group buy together. It is easier for ADG to ship it on a pallet in that case and that will save you a lot on shipping.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-15-2011, 11:09 PM
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I believe I spent $36 total for a nine liter bag. Tax in Washington is 10%, so I guess it must have been about $33.
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