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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #627

Hi Matt,

I'd be leery of using soil from the garden.  The chemicals most of us use 
in the yard are VERY slow to degrade.  A little bit of Diazinon goes a long 
way in a fish kill!  I use some soil, that's not really a problem.  Find 
you some nice red clay or good loam without a lot of organics and nuke it 
in the microwave for a few minutes.  Good places to get soil are old growth 
woods and anywhere you know there are no pesticides or fertilizers being used.
Have fun.

At 03:48 AM 10/24/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 18:26:39 -0700
>From: "Matt" <Crimson2 at home_com>
>Subject: Garden Soil
>Is it possible to use Garden Soil from your garden(obviously) to be used as
>a substrate in a fish tank and plants? Even if I preheated it to 350 for 15
>minutes, would it be suitable, and if so, what are the pros and cons?.
>- - Matt