I think its sunny now in the Philippines. Right? Whats the time diff there? Nevermind I figured it out. Its like 330 pm there, plenty of sun.
Mashing it must be a pain in the butt. You know you can soak it and let it expand and then bake it. That will speed things up. Plus it does not take that long for it to dry out in a tank. You might get more for your money letting it expand. No big difference ether way.
What T are you making the new tank for?
its now 4pm. i just transfered a few 1" slings to a 2" diameter deli cup. so i needed only a little part of the brick. those were brachys and grammys sp. if i soak it then squeeze the excess water, can i use it and just let it dry in d cup with the T in it? cos brachys and grammys hate wet substrates right? maybe next time il just soak the whole brick, let it dry out in d sun then put it in a sack so il have a ready to use substrate
Ya you can soak it then squeeze out all the water you can. Fill your tank and let it naturally dry over the next little while. Brachs and Gramies will be just fine, they might pace a bit till its dry but it will not hurt them.