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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-29-2010, 05:43 PM
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Posted By Jaybee
What kind of topics get closed?

I am new here and a few days ago, I opened a thread discussing the scientific merits of fertilizing a planted tank with diluted pee and wood ashes after reading an article on sciam.com. Some woman,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-23-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,247
Posted By Jaybee
It's been talked before? Sorry, I'm new here. I...

It's been talked before? Sorry, I'm new here. I think the trick here is not to dump the whole [insert days here] dose but instead dilute it with lots of water then let the solution slowly drip into...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-23-2010, 08:26 PM
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Posted By Jaybee
pee + wood ash = excellent fertilizer

scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=human-urine-is-an-effective-fertilizer In case you missed it, pee is practically sterile.
Forum: Substrate 07-18-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By Jaybee
Lycosa, Now that you remind me, I can't use...

Lycosa,
Now that you remind me, I can't use vinegar at all but I have to use HCl then and the CaCl2 is easily washed away, right? any further problem with that? I was never good with Chemistry.
Forum: Substrate 07-17-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By Jaybee
Thanks, Hoppy. It looks like the sand I want...

Thanks, Hoppy. It looks like the sand I want contains very little calcium carbonate because I was able to completely dissolve all the calcium carbonate in one cup of sand using just one cup of...
Forum: Substrate 07-17-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By Jaybee
pH-neutral sand & mineralized soil ???

Hi, long time lurker, first time poster here.

Question: Do I need to neutralize the [small amount of] calcium carbonate in coarse sand when I use it in combination with mineralized soil?

I've...
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