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Verm size/grade for PF TEK
    #11383323 - 11/04/09 02:01 PM (8 years, 20 days ago)

I searched and couldn't find a specific answer...

I'm gathering materials for a first grow and found a nearby place that has vermiculite in two sizes: grade 2 and grade 3. Which would be considered ideal for PF TEK?

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Re: Verm size/grade for PF TEK [Re: Marckymarc]
    #11383606 - 11/04/09 02:36 PM (8 years, 20 days ago)

According to http://www.vermiculite.com/ the higher the grade the finer the verm.

In general, finer verm holds more water than coarse. I've had success with both, but I'd say go with the finer one.


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Re: Verm size/grade for PF TEK [Re: Oareo]
    #11383619 - 11/04/09 02:38 PM (8 years, 20 days ago)

Finer grade verm is better IME


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Re: Verm size/grade for PF TEK [Re: truskool]
    #11383995 - 11/04/09 03:29 PM (8 years, 20 days ago)

I like fine grade for the filter layer and chunky for the  substrate itself. :shrug: If you feel like buying both.


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Re: Verm size/grade for PF TEK [Re: Marckymarc]
    #11384041 - 11/04/09 03:35 PM (8 years, 20 days ago)

I like the medium grade the best.

the small grade does do a nice job for the top layer like Doc said.

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Re: Verm size/grade for PF TEK [Re: Roadkill]
    #11384128 - 11/04/09 03:49 PM (8 years, 20 days ago)

i also have a question relating to this topic i have a bag of verm and it is almost like a powder its very fine idk the grade but is this like normal/fine or should i get a better grade or what


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Re: Verm size/grade for PF TEK [Re: SexiLexi]
    #11384149 - 11/04/09 03:51 PM (8 years, 20 days ago)

It's fine.


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Re: Verm size/grade for PF TEK [Re: Doc_T]
    #11385333 - 11/04/09 06:05 PM (8 years, 20 days ago)

Thanks for the help guys! I went to the Feed place but they wound up only have a HUGE bag of very course verm for $23. They also had an even bigger bag of perlite. I said, thanks anyway and left. I thought I'd drive out to Lowes and see what I could find and voila! Not only did they have the perfect size verm (medium-fine) and perlite, but it was pretty cheap too--less than $4. I got 2 bags of verm and 4 bags of perlite for about $20. I asked the lady if they had any simple hygrometers, but she said they ddidn't. I told her I'd guess I'd drive out to Petsmart to get one and she told me there was a Petco right next door (D'oh!) So I walked in and got one there for $5. I love one stop shopping!

All-in-all a successful trip!:smile:


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Re: Verm size/grade for PF TEK [Re: Doc_T]
    #11386428 - 11/04/09 08:32 PM (8 years, 20 days ago)

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Doc_T said:
It's fine.




Hahaha. Good one!


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Re: Verm size/grade for PF TEK [Re: Oareo]
    #11386492 - 11/04/09 08:41 PM (8 years, 20 days ago)

I buy the large bulk bags of verm. as I find they contain small and large sized verm.
Never hurts to have extra around anyway.


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Re: Verm size/grade for PF TEK [Re: mango man]
    #11386516 - 11/04/09 08:44 PM (8 years, 20 days ago)

me to never had a problem


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