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Re: Using Coal Slag as a Substrate
- To: Aquatic Plants Digest <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Re: Using Coal Slag as a Substrate
- From: Chuck H <grendel at usit_net>
- Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 12:16:00 -0400
Rod R. wrote:
Has anyone used coal slag (sandblasting grade) as a substrate? It appears
to be more coarse than silica sand and according to the manufacturer has a
neutral pH. I like the color and was wanting to use it in combination with
laterite in a planted aquarium. I know that Seachem's flourite is highly
rated but am searching for a lower cost alternative.
I've not tried it myself, but I think there's some discussion of it filed
away on the Krib:
Check under the substrates section. I think Black Beauty was one brand
mentioned. It's been awhile....