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gixer

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ceg4048 said:
You can get nice , albeit expensive sand here: http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/index.p ... th=102_280 The Sawarak has a reddish tint but the Nile is more gray.

Check here for their stone, again, you don't need lots of heavy ones: http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/index.p ... ath=11_239 I really like the knife stone, the mini, leopard and the zebra.
:lol:

Just tried those £38 for the order £80 n delivery :lol:

That's the problem, if i order plants there's no guarantee they'll arrive in good nick, if i order anything even remotely heavy i get screwed over on the postage :twisted:


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Mark
 

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if you buy £50 worth of rock from AE then the postage will be free :D
 

gixer

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Arana said:
if you buy £50 worth of rock from AE then the postage will be free :D
Aye as TDI said that don't apply to me as i'm in Greece :(

I'm gonna start looking around every time i go to the beech for driftwood and/or rocks.

If i soak em and clean em well does it matter that they come from salt water?




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Really enjoyed this thread. Glad you have got the bug :thumbup: It's a rewarding hobby.

gixer said:
I'm gonna start looking around every time i go to the beech for driftwood and/or rocks.

If i soak em and clean em well does it matter that they come from salt water?
Good idea. Living near a beach = very good luck for collecting hardscape!

Clean them manually so they look nice. wire brush is good for this. Then boil them in water (I boil them for 30 min or so) and it will kill off any nasties that may be in there. Can be tricky with larger pieces, but it is an essential step IMO.
 
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