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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-26-2009, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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questions about clay substrate

I have recently received a gift of some used clay substrate (a.d.a. brand) but I didn't see the packaging. I can describe the substrate as really small balls of red clay. I have a few questions regarding this material.

I have a co2 setup and 4 watts per gallon going into my 120 gallon tank.

my questions are.
1. where could I find this type of substrate, I need a little more and the l.f.s. stopped selling it?
2. do I need to mix it with anything or will using just a clay substrate suffice for a high light semi hi tech tank?
3. how long does the water stay cloudy after adding in clay typically?
I heard of using other things to lock the soil into place but need advice about this subject.
4. any reason why I wouldn't want healthy LOOKING free clay substrate?

Thanks for the help
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-30-2009, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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gee whiz don't everybody answer all at once. If I posted this in the wrong location or did something wrong please advise me. My tank is waiting. . .
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