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Old 01-29-2013, 09:04 PM   #1
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Default I plan on making a mineralized substrate for my tank

Just as the title says. I read an article on here about someone going over the steps of mieralizing dirt for a planted tank. His steps were quite thurough, but it seems as if they were really drawn out.

I plan to speed up the process by drying the top soil out in the oven, and also baking the pottery clay in the oven as well.

In the artile the gentlemen states that "cheap" top soil will do just fine. What is "cheap" top soil and is there a specific soil/dirt I should be looking to buy?

Also, how long would I have to bake clay? I know know nothing about pottery.

Lastley, would baking the dirt/soil be ok? I really don't want to wait days for soil and clay to dry.

Here's the article for a reference: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=152027
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