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Re: Thiel laterite chunks
> Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 19:59:43 -0400 (EDT)
> From: MMacG1167 at aol_com
> Subject: Thiel laterite chunks
> I was thinking of getting some laterite in chunk form from Thiel Aquatech,
> but I seem to recall seeing someone comment that Thiel's "chunk" laterite was
> not very chunky or solid and not much different from the "dirt" form (and
> therefore not good for adding to an established tank). Has anyone who has
> purchased chunk laterite from Thiel found this to be the case?
I bought some a long time ago with the same results. What I suggest you
do is wet the laterite until it is the consistency of mud. Then roll
chunks of it into balls about 3/4" in diameter. Put them into the oven
at 250 degrees for a few hours until it drys. The laterite balls then
can be placed into the gravel with minimal clouding of the water.