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Re: substrate comparison

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:25 am
by freshfish
OK I pulled up nothing but blackwater extract at PetsMart or Petco or BigAls- but I found these on DrF&S; anything comparable to what you're using? (Nothing under Fluval...)

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Product/NavResults.cfm?N=0&Np=1&Ntt=peat&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntk=All&Nty=1&pc=1

Re: substrate comparison

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:20 pm
by J.B.
I don't know if it's similar or not. The Fluval peat that I use doesn't stain the water at all like that stuff says.

Re: substrate comparison

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:31 pm
by freshfish
So where do you get your Fluval peat? I've looked all the places I mentioned and couldn't find it?

Peat that won't stain the water is great- especially b/c the driftwood I'm getting is probably going to be leeching for a while (I'll be soaking them for at least 2 wks before they go in the tank, but I don't own anything big enough to boil them in... or a stove burner big enough if I did LOL)

Re: substrate comparison

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:27 pm
by J.B.
freshfish wrote:So where do you get your Fluval peat?


J.B. wrote:My local PetsMart carries it...


freshfish wrote:Peat that won't stain the water is great- especially b/c the driftwood I'm getting is probably going to be leeching for a while (I'll be soaking them for at least 2 wks before they go in the tank, but I don't own anything big enough to boil them in... or a stove burner big enough if I did LOL


Image + Image = :thumb:

Re: substrate comparison

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:34 pm
by freshfish
Image + Image = :thumb:[/quote]

Que idea! Muchas gracias! Tenemos un "grill" muy grande- es perfecto!

Re: substrate comparison

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:49 pm
by J.B.
:noproblem:

Re: substrate comparison

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:51 pm
by freshfish
OMG I smell a conspiracy...

Re: substrate comparison

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:21 pm
by J.B.
Conspiracy? What are you talking about?

Re: substrate comparison

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:24 pm
by freshfish
Oh no u did not just switch your avatar back like that- it's ok I have WITNESSES! HA u were too late!

Re: substrate comparison

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:49 pm
by Hurriken
Image+Image + Image =Image :thumb:


FIXED

Re: substrate comparison

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:00 pm
by freshfish
Hurriken wrote:Image+Image + Image =Image :thumb:


FIXED


:dismay: :dismay: :dismay:

:noproblem: u just wait

(I knew it was too quiet in here cuz u2 were cooking something up- ME!)

Re: substrate comparison

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:56 am
by Crazygar
I use the all natural stuff which I buy in bulk at Home Depot. With this I have enough to put a layer underneath my substrate, some in my filter and work up batches of my DIY Blackwater Extract.

Gary

Re: substrate comparison

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:23 pm
by freshfish
Crazygar wrote:I use the all natural stuff which I buy in bulk at Home Depot. With this I have enough to put a layer underneath my substrate, some in my filter and work up batches of my DIY Blackwater Extract.

Gary


You're not even going to say a thing about your staff murdering innocent members????

Wow great support around here- I better start wearing a mirror so I can watch my own back...

PS I'll check out Home Depot, too, thanks!

Re: substrate comparison

PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:25 pm
by Crazygar
Kevlar Jackets are pretty good as well. :rofl:

Actually, the big bag of Natural Peat, is literally a lifetime supply. I use most of it to make my own Blackwater extract.

Gary

Re: substrate comparison

PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:04 pm
by freshfish
I just ran across another article that might appeal to the nerd in you, Gary- pretty comprehensive evaluation/comparison of most of the substrates used in FW aquariums:

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/plant_substrates_chart.php

This actually makes me want to consider adding a layer of Laterite for my swords due to the iron content...