Mica is a group of naturally occurring minerals whose most outstanding physical feature is that human mica crystals can be broken into very thin, fine-looking sheets. These sheets are called flat amorphous minerals and their classification is based on the manner in which the crystal grows. The most frequently used classification is based on the way in which the material grows. Mica crystals grow in four different ways: flat amorphous, needle-like, pear-shaped, and spine-like. Their physical properties are identical for all crystals of this type.
Mica is an excellent source of copper. I have a friend who actually grows hers in her garden! And it’s a really good source of chromium too, although not as good as copper. So, it’s a great combination. My experience with Mica has been good.
How to use it: Like everything, there’s no single best method of usage or best quality product. But I’ll give you my experience. It’s easy to grow, so I just break off a thousand or so pieces and sprinkle them over the terrarium. Within days, they’re all growing nice and tall. In my experience, this really increases the color of the plants.
Some people complain about the scent of mica, but my experience is very positive. It only affects people with very sensitive skin, but I’ve only had one problem, which is a slight stench. I can’t smell it at all when I’m holding a little piece in my hand. However, the other benefits are highly beneficial:
It’s easy to use. I found it’s sold as a pellet and is convenient because you can use it where you can’t use other kinds of gravel. Also, these pellets are small enough to get into your aquarium. You don’t need any tools for this. Just scoop some out of the bag and scatter it around.
It’s good for filtering water. As mentioned before, this is a great material to use as an additive to filtration systems. The good thing about mica is that it’s very good at removing chlorine, sediments and nitrates from water.
It’s cheap. These benefits probably won’t make you upgrade your filtration system right away, but it’s definitely worth buying. Mica isn’t expensive, and it’s a good buy.
So these are my take a look at some benefits of mica. The good thing about it is that it’s readily available, it’s relatively inexpensive, it’s easy to use, and it’s good for filtering water. Some other properties of mica that I like are its transparency and resistance to corrosion. Another good thing is that it’s great for insulating glass. Now that you know a little more about mica, what do you think?
Not a very scientific review, but I’ll list the good things I think about mica based on my experience: It’s cheap, it’s easy to use, it filters the water, it’s pretty durable (although it wears down over time), it’s good at removing toxins and it has some very nice color to it. These are just some of the benefits that I listed. You may not agree with them. In any case, these are my opinions, and they’re what I feel are the good things about mica.
Mica is used in construction and other industries. If you’ve ever seen the trade magazines or home improvement magazines, you’ll see mica being used. Mica is sometimes used in making tiles, flooring, fencing, etc. It can be used to make roofing shingles, too.
There are a lot of other ways to use mica, too. For example, it’s been found that it works really well to absorb sound. I’ve heard that it reduces the “ringing” sound in rooms that have echo. I’ve even seen it used in air conditioning systems to reduce the hum. Mica isn’t the best insulator out there (that’s tin insulation) but it does do a good job.
So, overall, I don’t know if mica is good or bad. I just know that it’s been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember. It’s good for filtering water and it’s good for cleaning hard floors and tiles. It’s certainly more cost effective than calcium carbonate. I’m going to continue to use calcium carbonate for those purposes, no doubt, but mica has its own uses, too.