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OfflineTheSlapnCapn
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Alternatives to geolite?
    #1926292 - 09/17/03 08:53 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Alright... there is no geolite/expanded clay/hydroton/leca to be found in my area. The person is trying to set up a poor man's pod...

Would pea gravel... (Small, smooth stones) be a sufficient alternative? There is an excellent source of this nearby... seems like it would hold a decent amount of water and allow bubble curtain to bubble up through quite nicely... Or perhaps lava-rocks? I saw those somewhere while out looking for geolite.

Or do you folks just recommend perlite? this to me though seems like it wouldn't allow a bubble curtain to bubble up through very nicely and be very contam prone. I am thinking pea gravel cause it looks so nice and non-messy and natural... The big question is what else would work in magash's pod? i am really trying to avoid pearlite.

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Re: Alternatives to geolite? [Re: TheSlapnCapn]
    #1926345 - 09/17/03 09:12 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Lava rocks are what you want.


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Re: Alternatives to geolite? [Re: theshiftingwalls]
    #1926381 - 09/17/03 09:26 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Yes Lava rocks, because you want it to be able to absorbe water. I am in the same boat. Only it's not that i do not want to use Perlite, i just cant find any....


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Re: Alternatives to geolite? [Re: ]
    #1926487 - 09/17/03 10:04 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

excellent... now if only i wasn't so stoned when i was out shopping i might be able to remember where i saw the lava rocks... :smile:

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Re: Alternatives to geolite? [Re: TheSlapnCapn]
    #1926501 - 09/17/03 10:09 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Perlite works for Poor Mans Pod.


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Re: Alternatives to geolite? [Re: Zwieback0]
    #1926506 - 09/17/03 10:11 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Be careful with lava rock the pourous spaces are large enough for any bacteria to live in. Make sure you sterilize extremely well.


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Re: Alternatives to geolite? [Re: THATS iT!]
    #1929186 - 09/18/03 03:45 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Yeah i was planning to boil for an hour or so..

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Re: Alternatives to geolite? [Re: TheSlapnCapn]
    #1935130 - 09/20/03 11:38 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Lava Rock. 3.50 including tax at your local Lowe's or Wal Mart. It was quite enough to fill the bottom of 2 terarriums for Rough the wonderdog. Rinse it first, then boil.


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