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OfflineAnonymousNewbie
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Coir/Verm Casing mix survey?
    #3731852 - 02/04/05 08:08 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

1.)-What brand of coco coir do you guys generally buy.

2.)-What method of ph buffering to you use? (ex.)"hydrated-lime,oystershells, ect." If so what brand.

3.)-What brand of verm do you guys use, and is it the thick or thin grade stuff?


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Re: Coir/Verm Casing mix survey? [Re: AnonymousNewbie]
    #3731879 - 02/04/05 08:16 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

1. Doesn't matter, just make sure its coir, not fiber...
2. I use ground oyster shells or some other form of calcium carbonate. Just be very careful with hydrated lime if you go this route, as you can burn up your casings easily...
3. I use whatever I can get my hands on. Horticultural verm is usually close to medium grade...


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Re: Coir/Verm Casing mix survey? [Re: NeedMoreSleep]
    #3731888 - 02/04/05 08:18 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I thought you didn't need a ph buffer with coco/verm casings ?!?!!?


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Re: Coir/Verm Casing mix survey? [Re: Taskenti]
    #3731895 - 02/04/05 08:20 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Its not really required, but it'll help out with subsequent flushes...


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Re: Coir/Verm Casing mix survey? [Re: AnonymousNewbie]
    #3731899 - 02/04/05 08:23 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

1)Bed-a-beast
2)Crushed oyster shell
3)whatever brand I can get; medium grade


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Re: Coir/Verm Casing mix survey? [Re: Taskenti]
    #3731915 - 02/04/05 08:27 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

I thought you didn't need a ph buffer with coco/verm casings ?!?!!?




It's generally not required, as coir/verm combinations tend to be pretty close to neutral pH. However, multiple flushes will make a casing more acidic; the oyster shell helps to keep the pH stable, thus making more healthy flushes possible.

:edited for spelling


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Re: Coir/Verm Casing mix survey? [Re: NeedMoreSleep]
    #3731960 - 02/04/05 08:44 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

NeedMoreSleep said:
1. Doesn't matter, just make sure its coir, not fiber...
2. I use ground oyster shells or some other form of calcium carbonate. Just be very careful with hydrated lime if you go this route, as you can burn up your casings easily...
3. I use whatever I can get my hands on. Horticultural verm is usually close to medium grade...




Exactly what I would have said.


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Re: Coir/Verm Casing mix survey? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3732014 - 02/04/05 08:55 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

If i cant get my hands on pure ground oyster shells. Can i just get some raw oysters - clean umm out - and smash up the shells myself?


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