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Substitute for Dolomite

Looking for suggestions on a good substitute for Dolomite for a Mineralized soil mixture.


Cant find it anywhere in my area.



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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-10-2010, 07:47 AM
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Have you tried Oolite sand from a saltwater fish store, or other saltwater sand. I'm not sure of the technical difference, but it's still calcium carbonate based.

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Crushed coral and a tiny dash of epsom salts will do the trick.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-10-2010, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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What is a tiny dash?

Are we talking a teaspoon, a couple teaspoons, a tablespoon. Hep me out here lol
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depending on the size of the tank

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I see what is called dolimitic lime at every graden store i go to they also call it soil sweetener




is this the right stuff
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Looking for suggestions on a good substitute for Dolomite for a Mineralized soil mixture.


Cant find it anywhere in my area.



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I have a 25lb estes dolomite sitting in the basement... I can give you some for FREE, just pay shipping of your choice (First class, priority etc)... PM me...

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USPS flat rate boxes are cheap and hold a lot.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-16-2010, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Guess im just going to go the crushed coral and epsom salt route.
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