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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
substrate!  Bill

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 
>bit premature.
>Vaughn H.
>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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