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Any suggestions on what sort of sub straight for CRS ultimately? I do not want to use ADA Amazonia since it is so expensive to ship.

Any other recommendations? I heard fluval shrimp sub straight is good for a year or so then it breaks down and it will not hold plants well.
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I use fluval shrimp stratum
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Any suggestions on what sort of sub straight for CRS ultimately? I do not want to use ADA Amazonia since it is so expensive to ship.

Any other recommendations? I heard fluval shrimp sub straight is good for a year or so then it breaks down and it will not hold plants well.

If it ends up that you use something else, that's fine but I would like to say I use ADA. What I have done in the past is get a group of friends in my area who are also interested in shrimp keeping soft-water shrimp and have everyone group buy. I found that this really reduces shipping cost. Speak to a few vendors and see what they have to say. In my opinion, you can't put a price on a "tried and true" well tested method. In my experience I found that I eventually lost WAY more money than I would have spent had I just bit the bullet and not skimped. Either way, good luck. Let me know if you have any questions.
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i just googled, $25 to ship 9 liters to your area.... ouch

if you want, you can try Up aqua soil. i bought it on amazon, but with prime membership, which mean free shipping for me. the soil loss buffing ability really fast tho.
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Orhunterfisher (Sean) said it best. Let all the people who have tried other stuff and seen it not do as well then switch to ada and see it take off. Let our lessons and $$$ be your teacher


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It sucks that it is pricey... But I think Ada really is the best. I don't have a lot of experience with some of those listed so I can't comment, but I can say amazonia has worked great for me.
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Get the aquasoil, it's much cheaper than using inferior alternatives.


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Maybe you can try the new Aqua Sand at GLA
http://greenleafaquariums.com/shop-p...substrate.html
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