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[APD] Re: Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 7, Issue 19

In a message dated 3/7/2004 9:03:59 PM Eastern Standard Time, aquatic-plants-request at actwin_com writes:

> Message: 7
> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 16:08:47 -0800 (PST)
> From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>
> Subject: Re: [APD] Re: Peat in substrate -- Dirtless gravel 
> that's
>    replete without Peat
> To: aquatic plants digest <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> I assume yo mena in the conventional sense and not for
> investment. ;-)
> Mulm is known by the less technical terms "gunk," "crud on
> the bottom," and "messy brown stuff (aka, MBS)."
> With an established aqaurium, you can get it from the
> floss/floss substitue medium in the canister filteraned
> from the sponge in any filter that uses a sponge. You can
> siphon it from the gravel. The accumulation of MBS is the
> reason one needs to vacuum occasionally; it is the essence
> of vacuuming's purpose.
> If you vacuum with a python down the kitchen drain. Try
> running the hose into a bucket instead.
> If you don't want to use all the water from vacuuming, let
> the water sit a little while and the bulk of the material
> will sink to the bottom. Then you can pour off most of the
> water without loosing are that hard earn MBS.

As a related side note:

If you have any house plants, use this water to water them.  It's better than Miracle Gro.  I also use it to feed my compost bins.

Nick Wise
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