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TO:MORRISON at FNALV_FNAL.GOV
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 1995 15:50:55 -0600 (CST) Subject: Thiel laterite
I have used all three (Dupla, Thiel and Aq Pharmaceuticals) products
over the last 2 years.
Let me definitely say -- my plants didn't really grow until I used
laterite in some form. So be sure to use it!!
I agree Dupla is very $$$. I have been pleased with Thiel laterite,
and I think I have come up with a way to get laterite powder into an
established aquarium (see my other post).
I would be interested to hear from other members : Thiel recommends 1
lb per 125 gal. It seems that when I "replenish" my aquarium with the
recommended amount the following happens:
))plants start growing great in about 3-4 weeks after adding
))this lasts about 3 months (I am usually able to measure some iron
for about 2-4 weeks after new laterite)
))the laterite seems to "poop out" in 3-4 months (I can't measure iron
at this time, and use an iron supplement). plants no longer have a
"healthy glow" about them
I just tried 1 lb. per 55 gal tank last week (3 months after 1/2 lb of
granules / powder). I looking forward to see how this works. NOTE: I
do NOT use an undergravel filter, and this may have something to do
Pelham Manor, NY, USA
veselisr at mskcc_org
71204.1653 at compuserv_com
who moved "oot" of the frozen north to the sunny south(?) and now catches zees
instead of zeds when I can.