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    if you have trouble finding it let me know and i'll send you 3/4 cup for $6 shipped.





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    Quote Originally Posted by timwag2001 View Post
    is there a joanne fabric or ac moore neer you?
    No, there is is a hobby lobby that is where i got the clay that i have.
    Thanks Greg



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    Quote Originally Posted by The Zigman View Post
    thought I would post some before and after pix..
    Put the root tabs in on may 26. Just added new ones on June 22.

    First the before pix, and then the after pix.
    Same plants. Nothing changed but the addition of the root tabs.

    Here is a pic of the tank I shot today, Oct 18.
    No Co2. 192 watts over 125 gal, 6500K

    did nothing but use these root tabs.
    added them about once per month.
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    1 red turk discus, 1 M.boro Red discus, 30 Cardinals, 20 rummynose, 4 otos, 7 clown loaches, 3 SAEs



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    If you are still looking for iron substrate additives - red clay balls - please check with "MAS"=Minnesota Aquarium Society.
    Karl Schoeler sells the iron powder.
    Good luck, and say "hello" to my former fish-fin-buddies.



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    I am still somewhat confused here. Regarding clay, is it the powdered form or hydrated malleable form that i should be using with this recipe? I can only find the the large cube of moist "play dough" like clay around here. I doubt allowing the hydrated form of the clay to dry out and harden, and then smashing it with a hammer into a powder is the same as the "powder clay" that i should be buying. Can someone please shed some light on this? I would like to make my first batch this afternoon.

    Thanks,
    Chris



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    True clay, not synthetic polymer based clay is key. It does not matter if it powder or semi-hydrated, it is the same thing, with differing amounts of water. Powder clay will be easier to mix with other dry ingredients, and allows better control with regards to moisture levels. Because you have to let the DIY root-tabs air dry before submerging, by being dry, they buy you enough time to get the nutrients into the substrate where they are desired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dundadundun View Post
    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.
    We sell the same Amaco brand pottery clay at Hobby Lobby in case anyone reading doesn't have a JoAnns or AC Moore locally.



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    i used root tabs and they worked great



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    How does this different from Osmocote root tabs? or Rootmedic root tabs?



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    I know this is an old thread, but no one confirmed whether the clay builds up over time. Does it get fully consumed too or will you end up with a mass of clay leftover if you use these for awhile?



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