Xingu River Sand and other ADA Products.

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Xingu River Sand and other ADA Products.

Post by mistern2005 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:43 pm

I discovered this a while back - ADA (very popular brand with planted tanks) sells Xingu River Sand:
http://www.adgshop.com/ADA_Forest_Sand_ ... 04-074.htm

I know the owner of ADGShop (the place that sells the sand in the link above) and he has confirmed that the sand indeed comes from the Xingu River.

I was waiting to move houses, then that got cancelled, then I got overrun with snails, so I finally took the plunge and switched out my substrate to this stuff. It looks really nice - it's very course and not your typical boring color - an acquired taste if you will. I've enjoyed it very much and the zebras seem to be doing great with it. I thought I'd pass it along.

The 15kg bag goes a long way - I only needed 2 for my 34 gallon tank and I probably have too much in there. One bag would be plenty for a 20 gallon long tank.

I'd also suggest looking through the rest of the website:
www.adgshop.com
The ADA product line is top of the line and there products are very safe. In my zebra tank and shrimp tanks I actually use AquaSoil I with multi-bottom in pots for plants, the Bacter 100, Green Bacter (the Bacters boost the good bacteria in the tank), Phyton Git (applied directly to ward off algae), Tourmaline F, Green Gain, and daily fertilize with Green Brighty Stage 3. I also own a lot of the dry-goods - tweezers, lily pipes, etc. If you have question shoot me a PM or e-mail the owner of ADGShop, Jeff is a top notch guy.
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Post by g-g » Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:59 pm

thank you for this. looks great.
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Post by Linzi Zeb » Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:54 pm

Hey, that substrate looks great, do you know if it is available in the UK?
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Post by coralite » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:39 am

I love the Rio Xingu sand that I used in my Rio Xingu biotope tank.
http://www.zebrapleco.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5470

The zebra looks great against it and it seems to be agreeable to coraydoras whiskers as well. [/url][/i]
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