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Re: Carnivorous plants

Well, Noreen, I'd assume that something fish-safe would be CP safe if
it gave off absolutely no chemical anything.  I have no clue how
tolerant fish are, but I know amphibians are not very tolerant of
anything foreign in the chemical line in their environments, and if
they can live in the ponds, CPs ought to be able to live in a trough
painted with this stuff.

Very good to know about the Dry-Lock, as there that might just come
in very handy for other things....thanks!

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: TeichFlora@aol.com
> 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
> 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 
> price.

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