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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-22-2011, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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MTS vs lake/pond mud

Why would MTS be considered a better choice?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-22-2011, 09:27 PM
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Lake or pond mud, once mineralized, is MTS. I use river silt, usually from a bank of the American River, which is almost right behind my condominium. If I don't mineralize it first the whole place smells like a swamp, but it really grows plants well.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-23-2011, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
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ok sorry, I didn't know the definition. I just baked some lake mud and didn't know the difference. I was told usually the blacker the better, and yeah it smelled really bad before I baked it. Once it was in the tank and covered with some other substrate nothing smelled.

I scooped about 10lbs from a local resevoir, baked it twice, then covered it in some aquasoil in my tank, could there be any problems with this?

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