Laterite and ugf
One thing I forgot in the previous post. With the experience of having
the case 1 tank clear up in time we experimented and dropped a tablespoon
of laterite powder into the tank. Not surprisingly it became clouded
very quickly as the laterite dispersed. But within 24 hours the tank was
clear again. I think it was Dave G. who suggested this would not work
but I think you will be surprised at how temporary the clouding is. It
could well be that dosing a tank every couple of months would put enough
laterite through the substrate to do some good.
Gads there are lots of variables to mess with if you want to get
experimental about things. Problem with most of these "experiments" is
that information is interesting but not conclusive due to lack of
complete measurements and more importatly a lack of control tank. But
that won't stop most of us. A word of caution though - - don't take any
of these results as Gospel. With over 300 variables that can be
measured, even the control tank would be less than perfect.