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Re: [APD] loam tanks
This article was very influential for me when I set up my last tank a
few years ago. I just dug a hole in the back yard, away from any place
where I knew fertilizers and insecticides had been used, then used the
soil from a foot deep on down. I used blasting grit on top of that.
Oh, and I mixed in vermiculite with the backyard subsoil. Real high
tech! But, a royal pain to use in the aquarium. I doubt that many
people would suggest going in that direction now.
On Saturday, March 11, 2006, at 12:04 AM, Joel Fizette wrote:
> When I first decided to start my plant tank I came accross this article
> http://www.thekrib.com/Plants/kelly-intro.html I thought it sounded
> and first set out to do it but I couldn't figure out the details
> through all
> my research....so I bought some laterite.
> What I couldn't figure out was where the hell to get this loam... I
> live in
> washington state, is there anyone out there that can tell me where to
> it? What exactly am I looking for and how do I measure these things
> clay content and such? That article said not to buy potting soil but
> it was
> written 11 years ago... is there some product out there that suits our
> now? Anyone here use these methods themselves? Is it outdated maybe?
> I try my luck elsewhere? Am I getting overly inquisitive?
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