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Old 01-26-2005, 10:12 PM   #1
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Estes' Gravel is Fantastic!

I just filled up a 55 gal tank for goldfish. I bought 50 pounds of Estes' gravel at the lfs. This stuff is great! No matter how hard I churned or swished it in a bucket, I could barely get the rinse water tinted. This stuff is so clean that rinsing is optional! Here's the company info:

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Old 01-27-2005, 09:52 AM   #2
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I second the recommendation.
Estes has lots of different colors and gravel sizes to choose from.
I would still recommend rinsing, but like TomK2 said, this product is already very clean.

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Old 01-27-2005, 11:22 AM   #3
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I also use Estes in my 10g and some in my 125g.

Good stuff!
I have a big fish.
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Old 01-27-2005, 11:25 AM   #4
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I like the Estes colored gravel more than anything other colored gravel I have found. The coloring is extremely tough and it seems like no ammount of gravel vacuuming chips away at it.
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Old 01-27-2005, 12:24 PM   #5
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I use the Estes nature stones in my 20 gallon and 55 gallon tanks. I love it too, great substrate and I like that it comes in so many sizes. The black gravel in my 29 gallon tank is not small enough for my liking.
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Some of their 'natural' colours are quite nice, and their 'special black' is fabulous in show tanks.

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