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Re: [APD] More substrates - DIY
Oh and since I decided to use "Barr Method" EI on these tanks.....substrate
should not be big issue to plant growth.
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From: "Terry Barber" <terbarb at alltel_net>
To: "aquatic plants digest" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:37 AM
Subject: Re: [APD] More substrates - DIY
> I am setting up two tanks using Turface as the substrate. One tank has
> gray - which looks black when wet. The other tank - I used the red. It
> a calcined clay used for athletic fields and the price is good. I paid
> for a 50 lb bag. I added a layer of laterite during the set up.
> Only hassle so far is that it is pretty dirty and took a lot of rinsing.
> Even in the tank - it has taken a few water changes to get rid of the
> That was not a real problem for me - the price made it worth the extra
> hassle. It has had not impact on the water chemisty that I have measured.
> Seems to not affect pH etc.
> I think this material has been discussed before on APD - I am just too
> to buy that much flourite for this project.
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