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    shadow_banshee
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    montmorillonite clay

    Post by shadow_banshee on Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:18 pm

    try google search: montmorillonite clay or koi clay, bentonite clay....
    a tip i have used in the past to prepare water for spawns, this method will prove helpfull for any freshwater species, i have used this in preperation many times to full effect with breeding koi discus pearl and dwarf gouramis, i also use on a weekly basis for top up water, this will ad valuable minerals not available from the tap it also has a wierd ability to give the water a crispness and sparkle like nothing else can,
    the other joy is you cannot overdose and the powdered clay can be sprinkled onto fish food, i use one level teaspoon per 10 gallons as top up water, also u can preform powder into small clay balls with small amount of water and dry out then ad to aquarium for slow release as soon as it disapears ad a new ball..
    i used this on my recent betta spawn i also use around 20lbs a year in my koi pond most fish in that are around 15-20yrs old.. Smile
    oh by the way u can also drink the stuff lol, i do!!!!!!!
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    Nina
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    Re: montmorillonite clay

    Post by Nina on Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:24 pm

    thanks banshee thats a really good bit of info!!! dont think i'll be drinkin it tho lol
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    Turtle
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    Re: montmorillonite clay

    Post by Turtle on Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:44 pm

    There is something to be said for this brand of silt !

    In our own human terms it has many pharmaceutical uses,,
    From irritable bowl syndrome to constipation and a whole lot more,,
    For making tablets and slow release medicines,,
    Not to mention make up !

    On an agricultural level I know for a fact pig and fish farms use it as it as a growth enhancer !

    But I have to say I've never even considered it with the Betta !
    And in truth it would help simulate a rice paddy very nicely ,,

    It's a nice idea and definitely worth the experiment ,,
    I can see no compounds in there that will stress or harm the Betta ,,

    So I for one will give this a try at some point,,
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    Time-Out
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    Re: montmorillonite clay

    Post by Time-Out on Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:22 pm

    Is it the same as green clay? I know each colour has different properties, but the other names I've never heard of. I'd never have thought of putting it in the tank either. Sounds fun!
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    Teri
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    Re: montmorillonite clay

    Post by Teri on Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:27 am

    This clay can also be used on birds to clear the body of heavy toxins Smile

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