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"K. Martini" <brnhornt at ix_netcom.com> sez:
> My problem is, I had already setup my tank before I joined the list and I
> had no idea how important a rich substrate is. Right now Ive got just
> washed aquarium gravel.
> With every water change
> I add some LeafZone fertilizer. Is there any way that I can get some kind
> of laterate underneath my gravel without having to uproot the entire tank?
I did the same thing with a sand substrate. I have been adding clay balls
that I make by mixing 2 parts "kitty litter" to one part "Ironite" trace
mineral mix and just enough water to bind it. I roll marbles out of it and
let them dry, then stuff them deep into the substrate amongst the plants.
You can buy ready-made balls of tropical red clay at your LFS, but they are