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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-30-2005, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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Help finding cheap substrate

Looking for Carribsea Eco Complete (5 20lb bags) and Carribsea Cichlid Sand (3 20lb bags) online. I'm having trouble finding inexpensive sources (shipping kills on this stuff). Any help would be much appreciated as I can't find these in LFS.

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Schultz Aquatic Soil. You can find it at Lowes.

Sorry it was late last night, guess I didn't read your whole post


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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-30-2005, 12:15 PM
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You need to find a dealer that's close to you to cut down on shipping costs. Either that or go to the LFS and try and cut a deal. If you order in complete boxes (they come two to a box) it helps.
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I would use Scultz Aquatic Soil or clay conditioner(They are supposed to be the same thing). It is much cheaper than other substrates, has high CEC. You can use pond lilly tabs and jobes sticks to make it nutrient rich. Pond lilly tabs also have micro nutrients in them. That is probably the cheapest solution you can have.
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