Justin Smith
Mon, 05 Jan 2009 16:25:38 PST
> > Anyone have any success using soaked, washed and screened Thrifty-Sorb,, as a medium or media component? I picked up a 40lb bag at a local automotive parts store for only $7! > 
Some time back I got a bag of a "fired clay" product from O'rielly auto parts. I don't remember if it was thrifty-sorb or another similar brand name. I used it just to see how it would work. The brand I used held together when wet but it was not as stable over time as I wanted. 
There was another product at the time that I looked at on the internet. It was substrate for planted aquariums but it was really expensive. I think it was Florite.
I wanted to change to pumice but that was not available here so i got some lava rock from Lowe's and crushed it up into smaller pieces. 
The aquarium biz has some really nice course sand but they are very expensive.
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