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Re: Thank you for the welcome

In a message dated 9/19/1999 1:49:54 AM Mountain Daylight Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

> Now I need to know:  What is laterite?

Laterite is a specific variety of clay which is usually (but not always) 
found in tropical places like the Amazon.  A couple of commercial aquatic 
plants supply companies sell it as an additive for your gravel.  It promotes 
root development and is believed to also supply some iron.  If your tank is 
working don't try to figure out how to get it into the gravel.  If you are 
thinking of starting another tank, or starting a current one over again, then 
it is one of a few options out there.

Bob Dixon
Cichlid Trader List Administrator