Thanks a million for the quick response. I’ll forge forward!
And they’re not just kind words, they’re true. I had a lot of “water” on my former Bona Vista layout. In Year One I poured a 4-foot river using Enviro-Tex Lite. No tinting or anything – I wanted pristine, “cleaner than clean” water on my layout. I also poured a test of the Enviro-Tex into a small Dixie cup.
By Year Five that river was the color of diluted root beer – anything but what I wanted. Friends blamed the fluorescent lights until I showed them the Dixie cup, which had been stored away inside of a rarely opened cupboard. It was also “diluted root beer.”
Naturally, in the intervening 5 years I’d also used Enviro-Tex to pour a square-foot-sized lake, and another small stream. Those started going brown, too.
That’s when I switched to Magic Water and used that to pour two more rivers, plus a Dixie cup test. When I demolished the layout during Year Twelve, all the Enviro-Tex water was “diluted root beer,” whereas the two Magic Water streams were as pristine as the day I poured them. I still have both Dixie cups – one contains diluted root beer, the other contains crystal clear water.