How Long Will it Take to Bake Soil at 700+ F?
I plan on using soil in my 20 gallon aquarium and would like to oxidize it to prevent NH4 from leeching into the water column. The winter weather will not allow me to let wet soil sit outside without freezing, and there isn't much space available in the house to do the indoor method (esp. since we don't have a garage). I was thinking about using our fire pit outside to bake the soil. It heats up to around 700+ degrees F and we use it to grill our food. How long would I have to bake the soil to oxidize it and maybe even remove some of the organics? Would it also be better if I first boiled the soil and then baked it?
Last edited by pratfaller; 11-27-2015 at 10:18 AM.