alternative substrates... (fwd)

Sent to owner-aquatic-plants, instead of aquatic-plants at actwin_com.
Shaji Bhaskar, Durham, North Carolina                   shaji at nando_net

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Date: Fri, 26 Jan 1996 16:09:02 -0600
From: JDAVIS at bio_tamu.edu
To: Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com
Subject: alternative substrates...

I have used a mixture of porcelein clay and pure red iron oxide mixed with 
gravel as the substrate in my two plant tanks and i have had pretty good 
sucess with the cryptocorynes...the echinodorus don't seem to like it as 
much though.  I also found that the water didn't cloud all the much...and 
even when i work on the tank the cloudyness is gone within 10-20 minutes or 
so.  I am thinking about adding the vermiculate on the next tank.

John Davis
Texas A&M University
College station Texas