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Re: [APD] Soilmaster Pro Select - Charcoal
Sorry, Vaughn, meant to include you on the testimonials :-[ but I'm
sold on the looks of it and
hope it performs well. Another concern is how the fish are with this
substrate. I can't imagine
anything inimical in it, but you never know....I raise killies and they
would love this dark
Vaughn Hopkins wrote:
>If there are other distributers for Lesco at a reasonable distance from
>you, you might try placing the order to be delivered to one of them. I
>think one of the California distributers stocks the stuff, so it wasn't
>a big deal for them to ship one bag to the Sacramento area for me.
>But, even at nearly $33 for 50 pounds, it is a good deal compared to EC
>at $27 for 15 pounds at my LFS. When I picked up my bag the Lesco guys
>were amused that I would consider putting such dirty stuff into an
>aquarium instead of nice clean, pretty colored gravel. What would be
>nice is if a LFS would buy a few bags and resell them even at $30 a bag
>or at $.50 per pound. But, I agree that my enthusiasm is probably a
>On Wednesday, November 16, 2005, at 06:02 AM, william ruyle wrote:
>>Just got a call from my local service center and they canceled my
>>order. They said that
>>Lesco would send out a ton for my one bag, and they don't want to stock
>>it :-( My only
>>option after calling the cust serv # is to have it delivered by freight
>>to the service center at
>>$15.40 a bag plus tax which would be $32.71 a bag. Still probably
>>worthwhile, but I'm going
>>to wait for a few testimonials from you Ohio guys before doing this.
>>Vaughn Hopkins wrote:
>>>My Soilmaster Charcoal arrived at the dealer today and I picked it up
>>>couple of hours ago. To show off a bit, I took some pictures of a
>>>sample of the stuff. They are at:
>>>The first photo, obviously, is the bag.
>>>The second is a big handfull of the stuff as it comes out of the bag,
>>>The third is with a couple of cups of water added and sloshed around
>>>clean it. Notice it is dirty, without question.
>>>The fourth is after three washings, and with more water added to show
>>>the color. Three washings was enough to get it clean, about what I am
>>>used to with blasting grit.
>>>The last shows the particle size and uniformity. Notice that there is
>>>some red colored material mixed in, less than 1% I would guess.
>>>The actual color, wet, is pretty black, with sparkles of red. I think
>>>I am in love!!
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