Looking for any kind plant substrate except gravels. Used is good as well but looking to fill 55 gallon tank to grow low light plants. Thought i would try here before going to pet-store. I will pickup and my zipcode is 01460
Drive about 12 miles to Tractor Supply Co in Leominter, MA and pick up a bag or two of Safe-T-Sorb #7391; the stores in our area keep it in stock. Be advised that it can lower dKH/PH; first 'wash' of substrate may take some time.
If you are still looking, I am using Turface ProLeague. Then you have some choice in the coloration. It's the same thing as Seachem Flourite. I got mine at Northeast Nursery in Peabody at their landscape supply location, not their garden center. It may be available closer to Littleton.
+1 on the safe t sorb. Cant beat the price and I like the look of it. I wouldnt bother rinsing it. I did the first time i used it and drove myself crazy since it never really rinses "clean" like some other substrates. Second tank i just dumped it in there. I didn't notice a difference between rinsing and not. It needs to settle in both cases.