I Bought 370 POUNDS of Hardscape from LOWE'S — WAS IT WORTH IT?

I Bought 370 POUNDS of Hardscape from LOWE'S — WAS IT WORTH IT?

Is it really possible to get aquascaping supplies from Lowe’s?!?

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Dragon Stone: https://www.lowes.com/pd/LIFEGARD-44-Pound-s/5001658915
Seiryu Stone: https://www.lowes.com/pd/LIFEGARD-44-Pound-s/5001659013

In this video I unbox a huge shipment of stone from Lowe’s. These are hardscaping supplies sold in their garden section. This sale is a real game changer for the US aquascaping market!! Included in my order is dragon stone and seiryu stone, two of the most popular aquascaping rocks out there. I hope you find this video helpful!

50 Comments

  1. Ethan Wo on August 14, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    You’re the reason its sold out haha

  2. nick kinser on August 14, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    The subtitles when your dog is barking 🤣

  3. RedWingBlackBird on August 14, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    who says the flat side of a rock is no good, what if I’m trying to encourage Bolivian Rams to lay down some eggs. To each their own though.

  4. Dolbec Aqua Designs on August 14, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Man I wish we had deals like that here. Especially for seiryu stone

  5. Jason Stroman on August 14, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    👍

  6. Keith on August 14, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    I started keeping aquariums since the mid-1980’s. I’ve seen the aquarium industry over the years apply the "aquarium" label on many products sold in other markets as a reason for a niche market high price mark up. For example, Seachem sells an expensive Flourish Glue that is essentially plain Super Glue. Fluval sells a $9.00 (US) 3-in-1Waste Remover which is a glorified turkey baster. Truth be told, there’s no such thing as "aquascaping stone". That’s a marketing label. There are stones that are chemically and physically suitable for aquariums, and there are those which are not. You can creatively find lots of beautiful, chemically-inert stone very cheaply, as you found at Lowes. I live in the greater DC metro region, and I often source many of my materials from gardening and landscaping supply stores.

  7. nc474 on August 14, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    5:55 got a little dust on your face from the rocks lol

  8. DANNYR on August 14, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Aaaand they’re out of stock ..you bought it all .. thanks -_- Lol

  9. Oscar Shah on August 14, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    This is awesome!

  10. Evil Genius on August 14, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    I can no longer find stones from Lifeguard in stock at Lowes online.

  11. Joseph Posada on August 14, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Great! Now the price will go up 50%

  12. Chris on August 14, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    You can get Lifegard Dragon stone in "25G kits" on amazon now, others too! Also wrapped the same. Lowe’s prices have doubled also, since I bought a box of seiryu, months ago.

  13. Green Thumb Aquariums on August 14, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Nothing to do with the stones… As a professional videographer, can you explain why YouTubers set up a secondary camera off to the side? That is, what is the expected impact on a viewer of having the video switch to a side view of you talking rather than sticking with the straight-on view? Just curious 🙂

  14. IDK Man on August 14, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Can you do a top 10 or atleast 5 aqua soil and their pros and cons much appreciated 🙂

  15. Justin Jeffries on August 14, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Lolol and now it’s out of stock

  16. Chris Durnin on August 14, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    The plastic definitely sucks, but they do that to keep the dust down. Especially since dragon stone generally comes with a bunch of dried clay still on it.

  17. Aquarium Co-Op on August 14, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    The reason they are wrapped in plastic is that each rock has to have a label that says product on china on it. It’s sold to retail fish stores, where they’ll sell it by the pound. You could request that they have 50lb boxes that aren’t sold by the pound, in which case only the box would have to have product of china on it. This makes the product into two skus and thus a much bigger burden on the company. It would be nice if at least a natural product didn’t have to state product of china on it. Understandable for a product that has been manufactured. Where the stones are processed for cleaning. Seiryu stone sometimes acid washed if requested.

  18. Natasha Osborne on August 14, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    I just got all 4 of my boxes today, only opened one so far. Ups said what’s in here rocks? YES!!!!! Helped the guy get them out lol

  19. Covid19- 2021 on August 14, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Hi I am Very New to this Aquarium Hobby So I really Need Your Help

    So I Got a 6 Gallon Tank Recently and a Good Internal Filter and the Temperatures are also All right as I Live in India my Water Temperature is around 26-28Celcius.

    And I Wanna Buy A Beautiful Looking And Hardy Fish.

    So can you suggest me some please

    Many Suggested Me Bettas But still I am not sure If I should get bettas or anything else.

    Which Fish do you Suggest Me?

    And Thx a Lot😃 For Making this Video it helped me a Lottttt

  20. Bryan Rezendez on August 14, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Seriously how is there 7 dislikes? This is a great price on a typically expensive product.

  21. nick jp on August 14, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    I’m trying to get my hands on some dragon stone

  22. UNUSUAL AQUARIUM ECOSYSTEMS on August 14, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    That’s a lot of hard scape.

  23. PewPewTrucker on August 14, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    And you bought it all. Good job. Lmao

  24. Mama G on August 14, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Thanks for the information. I’m going to check out Lowe’s website!

  25. Emmanuel gutierrez on August 14, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    I had also bought 4 10 lbs bags red Lava rock for like $4.50 a bag. Lol aqaurium stores normally sell for $2 a lb,$20-35 a bag. Ofcourse I’m not getting any big pieces, but it also makes it easier to piece together a custom formation.
    I got it from Walmart

  26. Herod Blasphemy on August 14, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Ok it’s been a week since you destroyed my source before I bought enough. Now it’s time for you to show off your aquascapping skills. Make it worth it!

  27. Zach of All Trades on August 14, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    so how much did this cost you?

  28. Plural Singularity on August 14, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Agreed. All of that plastic would kill me. Luckily, there seems to be some promising tech/processing being pioneered in the UK and backed by Sir David Attenborough that will recycle all types of plastics. Would be nice to NOT need it, but I am glad to hear there is at least some kind of solution in the works.

  29. Dustin Shoemake on August 14, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    What part of the country do you live in? I cant pick it up within 500 miles of me, and they don’t deliver.

  30. wingknutt on August 14, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    They’re packaged for individual sale. The only reason what you got is "bulk", is because each of those boxes is most likely the minimum size for an order. They don’t have to make up, and weigh, each individual stone, to make a "44lb" box just to send out. They grab any unopened box, and ship it. As for the "manufacturer" wrapping each individual stone, that all comes down to money. Is it more economical to have one line to wrap each individual stone and put them in boxes, which is most likely what the majority of their customers want, or have two separate lines, increasing costs and maintenance, just to have a "bulk" line as well. Since the name of the manufacturer you said was something "aquatics", I’m pretty sure they’re not focusing on the decorative garden stone market, they’re focused on the aquarium hobby, where you’re not likely to want an unpicked bunch of rocks. You’re going to want to go to your local pet store, and pick out the specific rocks you want instead of buying in bulk and hope you get 2-3 rocks you might like. Don’t blame the manufacturer, blame Lowe’s for selling something as bulk, that’s meant for individual sale.

  31. Mridul Singh on August 14, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Great deal! Tip: unwrap the stones in a tub of water, dust cloud averted! Thanks for sharing!

  32. Ryder Reptile on August 14, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    Me going to the Lowe’s website:
    Lowe’s: *out of stalk*

  33. Emmanuel gutierrez on August 14, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    What was the price?

  34. Sherrise George on August 14, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    This would cost $1000 in Australia 🥺

  35. CYuca on August 14, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Originating from Japan,  Seiryu Stones are now ILLEGAL to export from Japan. Most of the Seiryu Stones being sold outside of Japan are typically RYOUH Stone and are just commonly misidentified.

    Houston, TX : LFS – Seiryu is $4.00 per lb, Petco has it now for $28 for 15lb ($1.87/lb).

  36. Camillo Favaro on August 14, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Well now you told everybody and they will never be in stock again… 🙁

  37. MakoTaco on August 14, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Whoever delivered to your house will forever avoid you now

  38. jake mclean on August 14, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    this guy looks like a serial killer only a serial killer needs that much rock how many pounds of lye do you have in your basement?

  39. klcpca on August 14, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    What a great find…. the "fish" stores in my area carry very little to no hardscape materials… now to find a good source for some wood pieces….. Beautiful furbaby!!! Don’t worry about the pup…. anyone with a dog totally understands!!! LOL

  40. professorM on August 14, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Looks like you bought all of Lowe’s supply. lol, They’re out of stock now.

  41. Sobia on August 14, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Can you make a video showing how you clean the dragon stone. It took me days to clean my small bag of dragon rocks and I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to dig out all the visible clay or not. Ended up breaking my biggest piece.

  42. Plants and Fish on August 14, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Well it sold out in about 2 weeks, expect prices to go up and free shipping to disappear. It had to cost around 30-40 just to ship each box. Damn YouTubers blowing up great deals! Haha

  43. Maggoty Bread on August 14, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Audio is not so great with this video. A bit tinny and distorted. Not your typical high standard, Alex.

    Some good information about the rocks, although I don’t really agree with you about the rocks that you considered to be unusable. I would totally use those rocks as a background wall. I guess I just see potential where others possibly don’t.

    It was great that you didn’t decide to cut and reshoot the video when your dog decided to pay a visit, and instead just rolled with it 😂

  44. Finn Wiggles on August 14, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    LOL! Love the dog ‘subtitles’!! 🙂

  45. jerrad wells on August 14, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    you must have rubbed your nose and cheek after handling it. at some point in the video you look like you had been eating cheetos through your nose lol

  46. Over9k_ Reef on August 14, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    So your the one that bought all the dragon stone before I was able to order a box lol thanks for the info, definitely at least buying one order. And what’s even better is the free shipping!! Lol can’t wait to see what you do with all of it, thinking of going to check out some landscaping companies around here to see what they carry in bulk.

  47. Varshil MVH Pets on August 14, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    i would love to see a montage of you blinking for 8 hours on your second channel😅

  48. -LongboardSword Style on August 14, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Welp looks like im picking up that supplementary job at lowes to see if i can get a further discount lol

  49. g bear on August 14, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Lol we sold out Lowe’s since prime time aquatics mentioned it heard it’s coming back at $78

  50. dirtyoldfarmhand3 on August 14, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Thank you.

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