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OfflineDaturaEnigma
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has anyone used perlite insted of vermiculite?
    #2633821 - 05/03/04 09:13 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

hey i cant find any vermiculite so i bought perlite, i was wondering if i could make a pf style cake with this, i searched the forums and could not findanything at all about it thanx for all help.


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Re: has anyone used perlite insted of vermiculite? [Re: DaturaEnigma]
    #2633862 - 05/03/04 09:21 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Ekstaza has ask him,i saw pictures he posted on his grow using it in PF cakes and he was very succesful.I havent heard of anyone else,and the FAQ says it works but not that well.Those are the only 2 referances i know of.Check with Ekstaza.


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Re: has anyone used perlite insted of vermiculite? [Re: ButterNut]
    #2633880 - 05/03/04 09:25 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

thanx alot man


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Re: has anyone used perlite insted of vermiculite? [Re: DaturaEnigma]
    #2633898 - 05/03/04 09:29 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

:goodluck:


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Re: has anyone used perlite insted of vermiculite? [Re: ButterNut]
    #2633939 - 05/03/04 09:35 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

thank you, good luck to you too


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Re: has anyone used perlite insted of vermiculite? [Re: DaturaEnigma]
    #2634703 - 05/04/04 12:23 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I used it making casings last nite but i dont really know about doing a pf-tek ...it should work if water content is right


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Re: has anyone used perlite insted of vermiculite? [Re: OldSpice]
    #2634741 - 05/04/04 12:33 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)


don't know if that will work in a pf cake but it might, but thats a lot of time and effort pissed away if it doesn't. i will send you a bag of verm if you pay for the verm, shipping etc... send me a pm if you want a bag or two.


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Re: has anyone used perlite insted of vermiculite? [Re: DSD]
    #2634871 - 05/04/04 12:58 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

It will work so thanks anyway :cool:


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Re: has anyone used perlite insted of vermiculite? [Re: DaturaEnigma]
    #2635100 - 05/04/04 01:36 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Hmm, vermiculite didn't seem much of a problem for me.

Except those damned tapered jars!


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Re: has anyone used perlite insted of vermiculite? [Re: DaturaEnigma]
    #2644862 - 05/06/04 12:03 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

vermiculate holds water, perlite wicks water. opposite functions, so my guess is that it would work like shit


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Re: has anyone used perlite insted of vermiculite? [Re: daisybird]
    #2644886 - 05/06/04 12:09 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

as i said Ekstaza has had success with it.It is better to use verm,but look up the post he did where he showed the pictures,it was very succesful.I doubted it would work myself untill I spoke to him and read his post.
I still recomend you look harder for verm or order some online,but if all else fails,it apparently is possable.


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Re: has anyone used perlite insted of vermiculite? [Re: daisybird]
    #2645109 - 05/06/04 01:24 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Perlite still helps the soil mix retain water...I bought some verm yesterday but im still using perlite because its allready in Aqua Coir when you by it and it works ok both ways...Perlite has many holes because its porous so you could harbour some contams ...thats why everybody uses Verm :smirk:


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Re: has anyone used perlite insted of vermiculite? [Re: DaturaEnigma]
    #2645178 - 05/06/04 01:39 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I'd mix it with wbs before using perlite.


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Re: has anyone used perlite insted of vermiculite? [Re: Magash]
    #2645759 - 05/06/04 03:51 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Yeah no shit...i never thought about that :smile:good one Maga :thumbup:


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Re: has anyone used perlite insted of vermiculite? [Re: OldSpice]
    #2645834 - 05/06/04 04:06 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

ya but not in pf jars if they dont own a pc.with a pc i agree thats a GREAT idea though.


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Re: has anyone used perlite insted of vermiculite? [Re: ButterNut]
    #2645936 - 05/06/04 04:28 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I didnt know he didnt have a pc :confused:....You gotta have a pc sometimes so he just needs to buck up n buy one...


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Re: has anyone used perlite insted of vermiculite? [Re: OldSpice]
    #2645957 - 05/06/04 04:32 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

lol agreed


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Re: has anyone used perlite insted of vermiculite? [Re: ButterNut]
    #2645970 - 05/06/04 04:35 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I just havent ever not had one so i assumed he did...
You cant expect much without one anyway


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Texas is humongus compared to France
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My friends are thirsty


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Re: has anyone used perlite insted of vermiculite? [Re: DaturaEnigma]
    #2649447 - 05/07/04 10:56 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I've used vermiculite, perlite and REGULAR SAND (yes, from an aquarium store, the fine variety) and they've all worked! Not sure of the differences, because I wasn't very scientific with the sand, but it produced something, at least.


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Re: has anyone used perlite insted of vermiculite? [Re: facsimile]
    #2654458 - 05/08/04 08:34 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

im gonna wait till i find some vermiculite. i dont have a pc but my mom does so when i go visit her im just gonna take it i dont think shes ever used it anyway. thanx for all the help


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