I didn't quite get it either, but I answered as best I could. I'm mixing two bags of topsoil with a bag of clean fill dirt and some fill dirt from a hole I dug, mixed with clay I don't see how that wouldn't get mineralized.
I know that it's already good to go, I was just adding adding clay to increase the cec and provide a firmer substrate that would allow it to stay heavy when replanting.
It's not really a mess at all, I let everything settle before getting the water out. everything from the bag stays in the tub, except for the tiny particles that float on the bubbles/foam on the surface. The clay mixes well and holds it all at the bottom.
I'm at the point now where everything has mixed and settled, and I have lowered the water to 1 inch above the surface, now I'm going to let the sun dry it out while aging the mixture, even though I have no idea what might happen!
I've been testing the water at the surface and it's crazy high, as expected right? Week 2 and the parameters are as they should be, but slowly declining, mind, the change is nothing compared to the real concentration of ammonia, nitrates, etc. but it's a decrease.
Last edited by AVN; 10-16-2012 at 06:40 PM.