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    This sounds great. Thanks for the tip!
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    Want to add, basically the limiting factor is the micronutrient mix, Plantex CSM+B, because 3/4 cup is about 1/4lb, but with one batch being plenty for a long time, you can use the rest of ingredients for dosing, or you might have them already from dosing EI too. So really the $40 will also fertilize your tank aswell for a long time, depending on tank size and plant uptake.
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    The clay is kaolinate i.e. potters clay. As long as it is just the ingredient is just the clay you can pick it up at any craft/art supply store.



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    Quote Originally Posted by THE V View Post
    The clay is kaolinate i.e. potters clay. As long as it is just the ingredient is just the clay you can pick it up at any craft/art supply store.
    Thats Kaolinite. But make sure it has a red/orange hue to it, because some Kaolinites are iron free with a white/grey look.


    You want clay that is Red (iron rich), and like The V states is pottery clay, most clays from Target or Walmart are polymer based and will not work either.
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    Awesome...and then as for storing, do you just put all the balls in a plastic container under your tank?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZachAttck View Post
    Awesome...and then as for storing, do you just put all the balls in a plastic container under your tank?
    I store them in ziplock bags, and keep them on my shelf with dry fertilizers and plants misc.
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    might want to try ac moore for your red clay (cheaper than joanns fabrics) or talk to a nice pottery teacher at a local elementary school and she/he may toss u some for free...i mean they buy it by the hundred pounds..



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    Quote Originally Posted by Deanthoreu View Post
    might want to try ac moore for your red clay (cheaper than joanns fabrics) or talk to a nice pottery teacher at a local elementary school and she/he may toss u some for free...i mean they buy it by the hundred pounds..

    AC moore, that must be a East Coast store/chain. I even tried pottery stores/supplies, but that got me no where. The school thing might be good, since 1-2lbs would last many years or batches and that amount would never be missed or noticed.
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    i just got some red mexican pottery clay from ac moore. the brand name is amaco. it was $13 plus change for 5 lbs. a lady in front of me in line had an extra flyer and gave me a coupon so it was closer to $7. i wanted to contribute before asking. so my question is: is this ok? i don't want to find out the hard way that it's not, and i have everything else already so i'm anxious to get crackin' if you know what i mean.
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    Thats the same stuff I use, I got mine from a Joann's.
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