Mineral mud

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by Ocean, 9 Mar 2008.

  1. Ocean

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    Does anyone where to get mineral mud thanks:thumbup:
     
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  3. Steve Warren

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    Try Liaquat (Aquality)
     
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    I phoned him and he has at R600 for 4l of it i hope its realy good
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    yeah i belive that stuff is good from the tellers...
     
  6. Steve Warren

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    What algae are you going to use with it, C. taxifolia is going to be banned.
     
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    I read in an American thread that you can substitue the miricale mud with 100 % clay, scent free kitty litter... Much cheaper... They also said that it is basically fossilised sediment from ancent oceans.

    Are you oging to use it in an eco system? e.g. bioballs before and after mud column?
    I was wanting to try it, but the consensus on the forum was that it never really took off in SA.
     
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    Every article that I have read about it raves about it, overseas it is probably cheaper to get hold of than here but it will probably still work out cheaper than the conventional way of running tanks here as there will be no need to use a protein skimmer. I think the initial difficulty of sourcing it here and the take off of DSB and algae filters probably reduced the popularity here. That said, from what I've read it looks like an excellent way to go, the need to replace a portion every few years is an aspect to keep in mind. Liaquat will I'm sure give plenty of advice on using it given the research he puts into what he brings in.
    Is there a link to the kitty litter filter?
     
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    I dont know about using aglea but im going to put it in my refugium in the hope of growing copapods ect this method is used by a guy in CT but im going to put cheoto in the sump
     
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    A distinction needs to be made between two producs with similar names, yet vastly different appearances.

    1.) Mineral Mud, Sold by Caribsea brilliant substrate for refugiums.
    2.) Miracle Mud, Sold by eco systems, Leng Sy and is a vital component for the ecosystem filtration approach.
     
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    Ocean Thread Starter Lazy Sea Slug

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    I am getting the first one thnks for clearing that up for me
     
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    Yes friend speak to liyakat about it he will advice you right, he nows his products
     
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    yip i dont know when i while have the money but when i do get the money i while get it

    Thanks:thumbup:
     
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    I thought you were on about the ecosystem one, don't know anything about the caribsea product.
     
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    The caribsea product is the best in the world but if you want to now more contact liyakat 0834625850
     
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    Explain "the best in the world" ?
     
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