Re: Substrate - greensand?
To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com (Aquatic-Plants)
Subject: Re: Substrate - greensand?
From: "David W. Webb" <dwebb at ti_com>
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 1996 11:02:07 -0500
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>From: Jeff & Denise Dietsch <dietsch at voicenet_com>
> All this talk about substrate lately got me thinking. I am also
>terrestrial gardener, and I use organic approaches. I mix my own
>concoctions, and one of the ingredients is Greensand. It is the source of
>Potash/potassium. My organic gardening reference book says it's 7% total
>potash and has 32 trace minerals. Hummmmm.
>Has anyone tried this or heard of any benefits/side effects from its use.
>It "sounds" like it would be a nice addition to the laterite/gravel mix.
>am a little concerned that the potash may only be contained in the green
>that came off during the vinegar test. But it is a naturally mined
>and is remove from the ground as "green sand".
Green sand is a popular substrate among killifish keepers. It might be a
useful addition to regular planted tanks. Mmmmm. It sounds like some
experimentation may be in order here. :-)
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