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post #12 of (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 03:23 AM Thread Starter
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I plan on making a mineralized substrate for my tank

Originally Posted by mooncon View Post
I used muriate of potash and clay.I sprinkled the potash on the bottom of the aquarium fairly generous. Then I mixed the mineralized soil with clay a little green sand added water, mixing it up to a stiff consistency. Then I put a little of my cap which was black diamond blasting sand around the perimeter so when the soil was put in you couldn't see the soil.Now you put your mixture the the aquarium when that's done cap it. Then put a saucer on the cap so you can fill it without messing everything up.
What soil do you use? And no dolomite? Lastly, how do you prepare the clay to mix with the doil?

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