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    Not possitve, but I think it has a bit less iron, the redder the more iron. I bet it's ok to use





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    I think I might just take the terracotta back unless someone can tell me it is ok for sure. I would just hate to cause a problem and lose a couple of hundred in plants and fish.



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    So is this recipe in addition to dosing EI?

    I have cork screw vals, amozon swords, and java fern.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cichlidcichlid View Post
    So is this recipe in addition to dosing EI?

    I have cork screw vals, amozon swords, and java fern.
    your vals and swords should love this... and yes it is in addition to any water column ferts. your java fern might just perk up too since they won't be competing with your root feeders also.
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    I have been soooooo tempted to try this. But my crypts are already growing like wildfire...wonder how they would act with tabs right below them.

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    yes i use terra cotta and it works just fine. you have confirmation!



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    Do you think the addition of dried clay pellets in the substrate would be beneficial to the plants much like flourite would? Or would you still get better results adding in the ferts?



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    Does the pottery/clay get used up too, or does it get left behind? Since I'm using a light colored PFS, I don't want to eventually have a buildup of red clay in the substrate



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristinann View Post
    Does the pottery/clay get used up too, or does it get left behind? Since I'm using a light colored PFS, I don't want to eventually have a buildup of red clay in the substrate
    That's what's holding me back too. Seems like it would have to break down for the ferts to be released. I suppose vacuuming would get rid of it eventually...There was a link to the benefits of clay in ponds...I'll look

    Oops different clay http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums...highlight=clay
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    i've used it before with black flourite and never noticed it lingering behind. but i've only dosed that tank a couple times. the other one has red flourite so it just kinda blends in.



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