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Bulk substrate: add perlite at top or bottom?
    #26533068 - 03/13/20 06:29 PM (11 months, 10 days ago)

I got confused between SGFC and bulk substrate so I got both vermiculite and perlite. I want to go the bulk substrate route. Is there any use for the perlite in this case? What if I make a bottom layer of perlite in order to have some drainage and prevent water accumulating at the bottom? What if I have a top layer of perlite in order to increase humidity at the top? What if I mix it in the substrate in order to decrease particle uniformity and... increase air or something? Any pros or cons?


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Re: Bulk substrate: add perlite at top or bottom? [Re: tangra07]
    #26533080 - 03/13/20 06:36 PM (11 months, 10 days ago)

Nah skip perlite. Use a thin top layer at spawning. So leave about a quart or quart and a half of your substrate and apply a thin layer on top after you mix your spawn and bulk substrate


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Re: Bulk substrate: add perlite at top or bottom? [Re: eatyualive]
    #26533093 - 03/13/20 06:45 PM (11 months, 10 days ago)

A thin top layer of coir.


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Re: Bulk substrate: add perlite at top or bottom? [Re: eatyualive]
    #26533130 - 03/13/20 07:16 PM (11 months, 10 days ago)

So what if I make a SGFC setup, but instead of cakes I have bulk substrate? I am probably just going to do it the standard way, but I wonder. Are there such combinations being done or is this a contradiction?


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Re: Bulk substrate: add perlite at top or bottom? [Re: A.k.a]
    #26533131 - 03/13/20 07:17 PM (11 months, 10 days ago)

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A thin top layer of coir.



thx for the tip.


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Re: Bulk substrate: add perlite at top or bottom? [Re: tangra07]
    #26533249 - 03/13/20 08:17 PM (11 months, 10 days ago)

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So what if I make a SGFC setup, but instead of cakes I have bulk substrate? I am probably just going to do it the standard way, but I wonder. Are there such combinations being done or is this a contradiction?




Not being done to my knowledge.


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Re: Bulk substrate: add perlite at top or bottom? [Re: Brian Jones]
    #26533261 - 03/13/20 08:21 PM (11 months, 10 days ago)

45% verm 45% coir 10% perlite is a decent casing material, other than that save it for future uses


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Re: Bulk substrate: add perlite at top or bottom? [Re: Brian Jones]
    #26533264 - 03/13/20 08:22 PM (11 months, 10 days ago)

Look at pasty’s ez dial. That is the closest thing to a shotgun chamber. Shotgun chambers require far too much maintenance and dry out far too fast. You want something that won’t require much maintenance. look up monotub.


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Re: Bulk substrate: add perlite at top or bottom? [Re: tangra07]
    #26533273 - 03/13/20 08:28 PM (11 months, 10 days ago)

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So what if I make a SGFC setup, but instead of cakes I have bulk substrate? I am probably just going to do it the standard way, but I wonder. Are there such combinations being done or is this a contradiction?



you can make bulk trays for your sgfc


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