Originally Posted by blackwaterguy
. . . (and not just so I can potentially tell Jes "I told you so!"). . .
I'll be thrilled to be 'told so' as often as you see fit if it means you're sticking around TFK to do it! *hugs* Good to see you posting again!
Originally Posted by redchigh
. . .Soil tanks are normally great at turning fish food into nutrients, but you sterilised the soil and killed the beneficial organisms...
I was wondering about this, too, Red. . . not sure how hot it is where BD lives, but the temps around here are pushing into the 100's right now. . . Obviously, since it's summertime, mineralizing outside is easy enough, but if it were winter. . .
The lowest temp on my oven is 120f - still hotter than it ever gets around here, but do you have any idea of what temps you'd want to stay UNDER in order to preserve all the good stuffs living in the soil?
. . .also wondering. . . if you rinsed the soil with untreated tapwater, wouldn't that also kill many of the organisms that you want to keep?
Thanks for taking/posting the test results, John. I dug up some dirt today, so I'll sift it later, and get it underwater to see if I can see if I get any readings from it. How long do you think I should let it sit before testing? Think 24h is long enough?
Of course, it doesn't apply, cuz' this is yard dirt from under my mulch pile - I'm still curious to know, though. Now I'm gonna have to get a bag of MGO and see what readings (or not) I can get from that - sifted and unsifted. . . *ish too curious*