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newbie recommendation on substrate

Discussion in 'Talk to Tom Barr' started by SMCKEE, Nov 8, 2008.


    SMCKEE Junior Poster

    Jan 31, 2008
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    Does anyone know if rex gregg still makes his regulator for sell. Also, setting up a 180. Need a substrate that is good, I know I should shell out some money,but not break the bank. suggestion? or what is popular now? Also, a reliable mail order plant distributer in case my local club does not have enough cuttiings
  2. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
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    Jan 23, 2005
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    I'm fond of ADA aqua soil. Black Flourite sand from there, then plain black flourite then Eco Complete. I go plain sands otherwise.

    I'm not sure about Rex, contact him directly.
    Try TPT for plant cuttings from hobbyists.
    Quite a bit of folks buy/sell there.

    I think I used 7 bags of ADA AS on my 180 Gal, they are 2x as much volume as the Flourite or EC per bag BTW.

    Tom Barr

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