clay for MTS - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-13-2012, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
@marko@'s Avatar
 
PTrader: (61/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: livingston, nj
Posts: 5,700
clay for MTS

i want to mineralize some topsoil in a month or so, but im not sure which clay is good, and where to get it.

My Tanks:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Eheim Pimp #296
Canon Pimp #67
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-13-2012, 10:06 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
ChadRamsey's Avatar
 
PTrader: (62/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Canton, Ga
Posts: 1,440
i used API First Layer. Pure laterite.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


There are 2 types of people on this forum. Those that have algae, and those that lie and say they don't.
ChadRamsey is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-13-2012, 10:15 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (3/80%)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 443
Not to hijack the thread, but does anyone know if natural clay is good?
DesmondTheMoonBear is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-14-2012, 01:20 AM
Banned
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: New England
Posts: 1,116
soil clay can be use as well but heard it aint as rich as pottery clay.
when i say rich im talking about iron %

i use pottery clay in everyday house plant use over soil clay.

what you want to use are red clay with nothing add to it. read the box and see if it say anything about any color add. the more red it is the more rich in iron it is. look for natural red not color code red.
In.a.Box is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-14-2012, 01:32 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (3/80%)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 443
Quote:
Originally Posted by In.a.Box View Post
soil clay can be use as well but heard it aint as rich as pottery clay.
when i say rich im talking about iron %

i use pottery clay in everyday house plant use over soil clay.

what you want to use are red clay with nothing add to it. read the box and see if it say anything about any color add. the more red it is the more rich in iron it is. look for natural red not color code red.
Yeah it was pretty pale, gray clay. It did have some iron deposits though, from the red looking streaks I occasionally saw.
DesmondTheMoonBear is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-14-2012, 11:12 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (538/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 3,010
If you cant find the right stuff, I have all the MTS supplies for sale included powdered red clay. Let me know.
nilocg is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-15-2012, 12:37 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,108
Quote:
Originally Posted by nilocg View Post
If you cant find the right stuff, I have all the MTS supplies for sale included powdered red clay. Let me know.

This is what I bought, do you know if it would work?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details

AMACO Mexican Self-Hardening Clay, 5-Pound, Red
Jim_PA is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome