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Old 01-28-2006, 03:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I tried placing an order at my local Lesco service center for some of their charcoal soilmaster. I received a call from them this morning with the message that their only service center with product in stock was somewhere in FL and there would be at least $30 in shipping charges if I wanted the product.

I'd like to see if anyone here is interested in the product - if we can make a group buy then Lesco might be willing to go ahead and get a larger order in for us.
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Old 01-28-2006, 06:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Carl,
were you dealing with the in-store employee or the e-mail POC from the Lesco web site? I seem to have gotten a friendlier response from my Lesco (Free bag of SS Red - Looks pretty good, BTW).

If the number of people interested is high enough, I can load the back of my truck and hit the OC/LA area for delivery. We can make that the first official meeting of SCAPE

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That's a pretty good idea guys . How much would one of the Soilmaster bags cost anyways?
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barring shipping costs, it should be about $18 for 50lbs.
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Mike,

I haven't been able to talk to the in-store rep directly. I receive a voicemail from him on Friday and I wasn't able to return his call until after 5pm. He seemed to be friendly enough, but I can understand if it's not worth his while to ship in a single bag from Florida.

I've already gone ahead and ordered the red (I've been putting off setting up this tank for a couple of months, and the GF is out of patience), though I really wanted the charcoal.

I'd still like to see how much local interest there is for the charcoal color - even if I won't be using it right away it could help out someone else in our area.


Regarding price: it was $15 (pre-tax) for the red, $16 for the charcoal. This is also sans shipping of course. Based on the volume of a 50# bag given to me by someone else I've calculated that 1 bag would be enough for almost exactly 3" in a 55G tank.

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Carl,
I'm actually pretty happy with the Red. I've got it in with baby bristlenoses and diamond bees (same as CRS but black - red is recessive, black is dominant). It's really not as red as you would think. Definitely brighter than flourite.

Everyone else!!! If you want it, post in this thread. This isn't if you might want it, but rather if you are ready to plop down about $20 a bag.
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Sounds like you are experiencing the same thing as I did. I ended up getting Flourite with price match from PetSmart.

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Shortfin,
I don't have pictures ATM, but I really prefer the SS Red over Flourite. And even with $30 in shipping the cost is comparable. We're trying to get a group buy in so that the shipping is negligible. It's up to the individual stores for the shipping thing...
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Here is a picture of the red.
http://www.cichliddomain.com/topost/12-14-01/011.jpg

The two stores that I've contacted have the red. No need to order it. It is the charcoal that they don't have in stock. Sorry I won't be participating in this because I've already have enought substrate at the moment.
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Maybe it's the lighting, but mine isn't nearly that red looking. I'll try to get a picture soon.
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