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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #816

In a message dated 1/31/99 2:00:15 PM Mountain Standard Time, Aquatic-Plants-
Owner at actwin_com writes:

> Let me start by apologizing if the following questions have been asked
>  too many times before.  I did search the entire index for laterite but
>  didn't find the answer I was looking for.
>  I'm just starting to set up my first (freshwater)fish tank ever and I'd
>  like to do it as correctly as possible from the outset.  I'm planning on
>  having a good deal of plants and I just recently heard (read) about
>  laterite.  Is this something I should consider using from the beginning?
>  Consider using at all? Mix in with my gravel before I fill the tank?
>  Again, I'm a total beginner and if this is the wrong place for this kind
>  of questions, please let me know.  Any help or advice will be much
>  appreciated.

Laterite is incorporated into the lower part of the substrate during setup.
10 gr/gallon is recommended (about 2.5gr/liter).  Instructions should come
with the laterite.

Bob Dixon