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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #837

>Date: Tue, 9 Feb 1999 19:08:06 EST
>From: IDMiamiBob at aol_com
>Subject: Re: Blasting sand
>Bk writes:
>> Anyone on the list know where I can find a large, inexpensive supply of
>>  "1/8 in. blasting sand?" Kitty litter is the right size but lacks the mass
>>  to hold down roots of new plants?
>But blasting sand and kitty litter serve two different functions.  The
>blasting sand at 1/8 inch will hold down roots, but won't promote root hair
>development.  It is also considered better to use "gravel"  of 1/16-3/32 inch

No, no, it is much better to use gravel of 2-3mm diameter. That's what
Dupla sez. ;-)

George Booth, Ft. Collins, Colorado (booth at frii_com)
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