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Old 06-19-2013, 05:10 PM   #1
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Diy black water extract

O so my idea is to save all the ial that I have that are either starting to disintegrate or are no longer releasing tannins and boiling them to make my own black water extract. What do you think?
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:19 PM   #2
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You could do that, or go to Lowes and get one of those huge 2.5 cu.ft. peat moss bags. Just make sure that it doesn't have any ferts in it; you can just boil the peat moss in a filter bag or strain off the extract before you pour it in the tank to remove peat bits. Those bags are like $6-7 for an essentially lifetime blackwater extract source.

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