Cloning tropica substrate

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Brian20

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Tropica substrate:
http://www.tropica.com/default.asp

I was making substrate for sale for a year (limited quantities). Main ingredients is mineralized soil in water, natural 100% clay and peat moss. It works great, I use it in my aquariums too. The problem is that I need 2 months to mineralize soil and making the product is hard and only get $25 for 20 lbs. I make my final batch past month.

I want to clonate the tropica substrate. It easy and not need to wait a long time. yeah it not going to be as good as my substrate but still if it works more than plain gravel and I can sell it more cheap is good. Anyone try this? seems neat and easy to clonate.
 
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Tom Barr

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If you make a lot of sediment at one time, then the labor and time go down.
In general, you do not make much $ on selling, well, dirt.

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yeah but I only produces like hobbist production, only a big bucket to mineralize soil and then the mixing proccess. I will change to clonate tropica. Not want to make a lot of money, only have a good product for aquarium, at cheap price and better than most commercial.
 

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Hi Jonny,

You mineralized your soil when you did your dry start.;)

In my ever humble, potted plant opinion, the worm poop method is superior to mineralized soil. Having lots of sun, I used to do the mineralized soil thing. I have since found the worm poop and kitty-litter method to be every bit as good, though I cannot speak to the longevity issue.

Biollante
 
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