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I did come up with my own personal mix. My mix is not perfect but it's what I had on hand - for instance the bat guano
That reminds of member with rockwell dog avatar whom used is dog BMs

Are you going to be selling those dirt bottom capsules? I would like to see a pic of them.
 

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No... My ambition is often short lived. I did come up with my own personal mix which I've had great success with. My mix is not perfect but it's what I had on hand - for instance the bat guano should be rock phosphate but I had already premixed bat guano and one of the others in large scale - luckily it binds to the GFO and doesn't all just hit the water column.

I start with Happy Frog Organic potting soil - a much heavier potting soil than nost others with much more actual soil (sand/silt/clay). I amend, get wet, let it sit two weeks, rinse it to get rid of whats water soluble and to float the perlite out and thats about it. Essentially the same as what everyone else is doing.

This is what I've been amending with. I mixed to match my NPK with that of flourish tabs.
For myself,
I want nothing in my aquarium that contains arsenic,mercury,or lead.
Copper I can tolerate in small % but not the afore mentioned toxins.
 

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For myself,
I want nothing in my aquarium that contains arsenic,mercury,or lead.
Copper I can tolerate in small % but not the afore mentioned toxins.
You forgot about the heavy metals in there.

RH, I've got a feeling you are overthinking this. If you are correct about the leaching of fertz etc. then I'd have to be dosing all the time. There must be more happening then meets your eye. (OK There is)
 

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For myself,
I want nothing in my aquarium that contains arsenic,mercury,or lead.
Copper I can tolerate in small % but not the afore mentioned toxins.
Unless you're using DI/RO you water contains arsenic, mercury, and lead. These are all naturally occurring and some are necessary for plant growth. Key word is 'trace'.
 

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Unless you're using DI/RO you water contains arsenic, mercury, and lead. These are all naturally occurring and some are necessary for plant growth. Key word is 'trace'.
According to municipal water report my water does NOT contain mercury,
arsenic,or lead and for sake of argument let's say there were traces of the afore mentioned.
Why would I want to increase these ?
Maybe in plant only tank.
Once entertained the though of using Azomite but the list of metals and my ignorance as to how they might affect fauna prevented me from trying it.
I do just fine with plain old top soil,or MGOC mixed with cat litter and peat.
 

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I've got a feeling the reason it hasn't really been done and placed in the market is most dirters are DIYer's at heart.
 

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According to municipal water report my water does NOT contain mercury,
arsenic,or lead and for sake of argument let's say there were traces of the afore mentioned.
Why would I want to increase these ?
Maybe in plant only tank.
Once entertained the though of using Azomite but the list of metals and my ignorance as to how they might affect fauna prevented me from trying it.
I do just fine with plain old top soil,or MGOC mixed with cat litter and peat.
I don't see any zeros there. You most likely have arsenic in your water... Why increase arsenic? You're right, you probably don't need more arsenic but you might want more or the rest of what's in azamite and the arsenic isn't going to hurt anything. They feed it to animals as a supplement... (Not claiming that everything they feed to animals is good).

State County Water System Name Population Served Low Est. of Average Arsenic Level(ppb) Best Est. of Average Arsenic Level (ppb)





MO ANDREW BOLCKOW 240 2.6 2.9
MO ANDREW ROSENDALE 187 1.7 1.9
MO ATCHISON ROCK PORT 1480 2.3 2.4
MO ATCHISON TARKIO WATER COMPANY 2237 0.6 0.8
MO CALDWELL BRAYMER 991 6.9 7
MO CALDWELL CALDWELL CO PWSD #1 600 13.3 13.5
MO CALDWELL KINGSTON 280 34.7 34.8
MO CARROLL CARROLLTON 4406 1 1.1
MO CARROLL NORBORNE 855 3.4 3.6
MO CHARITON MENDON 252 1.6 1.8
MO CHARITON MO AMERICAN-BRUNSWICK 1272 2.4 2.5
MO CHARITON SALISBURY 1875 0.5 0.8
MO CLAY CLAY CO PWSD #3 2610 5.4 5.6
MO CLAY CLAY CO PWSD #8 1650 14.1 14.3
MO CLAY GLADSTONE 29000 4.5 4.8
MO CLAY KEARNEY 4200 1.5 1.7
MO CLAY LIBERTY 28000 2.6 2.7
MO HARRISON CAINSVILLE 395 2 2.2
MO HOLT CRAIG 390 1 1.3
MO HOLT MOUND CITY 1429 1.5 1.8
MO HOLT OREGON 901 2.3 2.5
MO HOWARD HOWARD CO CONS PWSD #1 1500 1.8 1.9
MO HOWARD NEW FRANKLIN 1107 1.1 1.4
MO JACKSON KANSAS CITY WATER SVCS/ATHERTO 25 0.8 1
MO JACKSON LAKE CITY ARMY AMMUNI 2000 5.1 5.1
MO LEWIS CANTON 2623 3.1 3.2
MO LEWIS LAGRANGE 1102 0.8 1
MO LIVINGSTON CHILLICOTHE 8800 3.3 3.6
MO LIVINGSTON LIVINGSTON CO PWSD #1 1470 0.7 1
MO LIVINGSTON LIVINGSTON CO PWSD #4 900 1 1.2
MO MERCER PRINCETON 1100 1.3 1.4
MO MOANDREW SAVANNAH 4361 2.1 2.1
MO MOBOONE GYGR MOBILE HOME PARK 60 4.9 4.9
MO MOBOONE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI COLUMB 15000 1.6 1.6
MO MOBUCHANAN MO AMERICAN-ST JOSEPH 77000 2.1 2.1
MO MOCAPE GIRARDEAU CAPE GIRARDEAU 39500 2 2
MO MOCHRISTIAN PIPPENVILLE & OAK PARK OWNERS 120 8 8
MO MOCOLE COLE CO PWSD #1 7900 2.5 2.5
MO MOCOLE PESCHANG'S 98 1.2 1.2
MO MODAVIESS PATTONSBURG 412 3.3 3.3
MO MODUNKLIN HORNERSVILLE 735 7.6 7.6
MO MODUNKLIN KENNETT 10941 1 1
MO MOJASPER CARTHAGE 10747 5.2 5.2
MO MOJASPER SHERWOOD FOREST MHP 158 2.1 2.1
MO MOJEFFERSON DESOTO 6400 2.2 2.2
MO MOJEFFERSON JEFFERSON CO CONS PWSD C-1 30000 10.1 10.1
MO MOJEFFERSON JEFFERSON CO PWSD # 6 5750 2.2 2.2
MO MOLAFAYETTE CONCORDIA 2600 1.3 1.3
MO MOLINN LINN CO CONS PWSD #1 1267 8.7 8.7
MO MOMADISON FREDERICKTOWN 4150 1 1
MO MOMISSISSIPPI BIG OAK TREE STATE PARK 25 11.5 11.5
MO MOMISSISSIPPI CHARLESTON 5000 1.5 1.5
MO MOMISSISSIPPI EAST PRAIRIE 3416 1.5 1.5
MO MONEWTON LAZY S MHP 60 2.3 2.3
MO MONEWTON WINTERHAVEN MOBILE HOME ESTATE 120 2.6 2.6
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