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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #462
> Richard wrote:
> << If I try to buy gravel from a rock and landscaping supplier, what
> > of problems will I encounter because the gravel is not designed for
> > aquarium use? Also, how can I overcome them?
> I am no expert here, but when I set up my 120g tank, I couldn't see
> paying out all that money for 200lbs of aquarium gravel from a LFS. I
> went to a landscaping /flower company and found 50lb bags of gravel, the
> size and look I wanted--marked Silica. It looked clean and it cost $3 a
> bag!!! Unbielvable! So, I got that, hosed it out well and it has
> worked w/o causing trouble.
When I set up my 70 gal tank, I too didn't want to pay what at the time
would have been $75-$100 for gravel from the lfs. I went to an aggrigate
supplier and purchades some 1mm-3mm light brown sandblasting gravel.
The tank has been in operation for about 8 months, and so far its
worked very well...
Cost for 100lbs of the stuff was about $6.
P.S. Why in the world does gravel cost so darn much from a lfs?