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Re: Carnivorous plants

I have no experience with Hypertuffa either when it comes to bogs, etc.  I 
have leached concrete though before using the vinegar.  I sometimes use concrete 
blocks....aka cinder blocks in the ponds.  Before putting them in the pond, I 
soak them in a very strong vinegar solution (vinegar/water) for several 
hours.  Have never had a problem.   

Another suggestion, from personal experience.  I've done terra cotta and 
concrete pots for water/bog/lotus gardens.  I paint the inside surface...all that 
in contact with the water...with Dry-Lock.  It's a concrete sealant that one 
can purchase at Home Depot, etc.  I have it tinted to a dark color (comes in 
gray).  I have never had a problem with these either.  They make the pots 
waterproof and none of the concrete leaches out.  Totally fish safe.  One can use a 
non-toxic rubber like paint too, available at pond supply places, but it is 
much more expensive.  The Dry-lock works just as good at less than half the 

zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast
In a message dated 1/20/2004 11:02:51 AM Central Standard Time, 
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

As for Ceres' question about using vinegar water to rinse it to stop
the leaching...I have no personal experience here as I've not worked
with hypertuffa;

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