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Coal As A Soil Conditioner

Discussion in 'Sediment / Substrate' started by osmar, Jan 17, 2018.

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    osmar New Member

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    Better to use charcoal than these common ones. Barbecue grill can only use ashes if you have no salt or grease.

    Basically you are supplying charred organic matter to the soil, improving fertility, retaining nutrients and providing phosphorus.

    The addition of calcium allows to decrease soil acidity (increases pH) [5] and to stabilize cation exchange (EC) [6].

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    The possibility of using coal as a soil conditioner arose when it was observed that certain chemical characteristics of the Amazonian Black Indian Lands (TPI), such as higher levels of soil organic matter, nitrogen, phosphorus, calcium and potassium, higher retention capacity of nutrients (potential CTC), higher values of pH are due to the presence in the organic fraction of these soils of large amounts of coal (also called pyrogenic carbon or, in the international literature, biochar), up to 70 times more than in soils which gave them origin, predominantly Latosols, resulting from the addition of carbonized material by pre-Columbian populations over a long period of time. The existence of Black Lands suggests that, at least theoretically, low fertility soils, such as the Latosols of Amazonia, can be transformed into fertile soils, not only by the addition of mineral sources of nutrients, but by the addition of stable organic compounds in the form of coal"

    NPK composition 0-1-10, in more detail will be 5-15% potassium (K), 1-2% Phosphorus (P), does not contain nitrogen (N) is lost in the combustion, 25-50% calcium. 1-3% magnesium and small amounts of iron, .


    Do you know anything about this? Can I Use In Aquariums?
     
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    imransheik956 New Member

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    hi... I'd like to learn more but in a simpler format

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