questions re mineralized top soil
Hi all, I'm pretty new to the planted hobby and I have a few (too many) questions about mineralized top soil!
-I live in a damp area and I'm worried I won't be able to dry the soil, especially since it's been raining this past week... any tips? Or should I just buy premade MTS? I don't have space to dry it indoors.
-Can I use clay that isn't red if I add iron supplements? I found 2.2 lb bags of french green clay, which supposedly has magnesium, calcium, potassium, dolomite, silica, manganese, phosporous, silicon, copper, and selenium. Is that enough clay for 40 gallons?
-I read that I don't have to add dolomite if I have hard water. If I do have to add it, is there anything else I can add to soften my water? More KCl?
Thanks for looking guys!