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OfflineChopperDave
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Yet another Perlite/PMP question
    #2019225 - 10/17/03 11:50 PM (18 years, 9 months ago)

Picked up an airstone, pump, and tubing. Going to put it together tomorrow, but I have a question. The general ration of water and perlite is 3 inches perlite, 2 inches water. Wouldnt the perlite float on top of the water? If it does, how do the cakes stay on it stabily? stabily..is that even a word?

Oh, one of my airstones bubbles only at like 2 places, the other bubbles at 6 places. Anyway to remedy this?


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Re: Yet another Perlite/PMP question [Re: ChopperDave]
    #2019247 - 10/18/03 12:01 AM (18 years, 9 months ago)

I'm gonna suggest lava rock instead of perlite. Reusable. Bubblers work better with it. Less messy.


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Re: Yet another Perlite/PMP question [Re: Magash]
    #2019257 - 10/18/03 12:03 AM (18 years, 9 months ago)

Hey would a hydro shop be the best place to get verm? or should i go to home dePOT?


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Re: Yet another Perlite/PMP question [Re: Magash]
    #2019263 - 10/18/03 12:05 AM (18 years, 9 months ago)

Magash, im not concerned with messyness as much as effeciancy. How much is lava rock? Where do they sell it? On a related note, where did you buy your geolite your friend used for the original PMP?


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Re: Yet another Perlite/PMP question [Re: ChopperDave]
    #2019269 - 10/18/03 12:07 AM (18 years, 9 months ago)

Lava rock: Home Depot, Menards, Lowes *Cheaper*

Geolite: Hydro Shop, Internet*

*internet prices are out the ass


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Re: Yet another Perlite/PMP question [Re: TrippinSpinners]
    #2019284 - 10/18/03 12:14 AM (18 years, 9 months ago)

Thanks...you can find vermiculite at nurserys and infact i got mine yesteday at Lowes. 1 bag of peat moss, verm, and perlite all came out to $9 something


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