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Cheap gravel? "quickcreet all-purpose gravel"
- To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Cheap gravel? "quickcreet all-purpose gravel"
- From: "John W. Lemons III" <john at johnlemons_com>
- Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 18:04:39 -0600
- Importance: Normal
- In-reply-to: <200210290949.g9T9nZWr011333 at mailhub_actwin.com>
I'm getting ready to set up a 70 gal, and I've been looking at gravel. It
would be reidiculously expensive to order gravel from any of the online
sources I've found. In the past, I've used tex-blast with great success.
Its small, smooth, and doesn't mess with the chemistry. Recently I noticed
some "Quickcreet all-purpose gravel" at the local home store. Its a darker
color than the tex-blast, which I like, but its a far larger array of sized
and shaped. Seems to be about .5mm-8mm in size, with a few larger pieces.
Some are sharp quartz like, others are smooth river-rock like. Interesting
mixture. Any way, its amazingly cheap at $3.50/50lbs bag, so I grabbed a
bag to test. I have a small amount in a jar with RO water and I'm waiting
to see what it does to the water chemistry. I figure I'll test gh, kh, and
ph. Any ideas what to look for or of this is a good/bad idea? Anyone ever
use this stuff?