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OfflineDrCubensis
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60/40 Vermiculite/Coco casing
    #4369363 - 07/04/05 02:02 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Hi. I'm going to make a casing with vermiculite+coco. I have read that I should use sodium bicarbonate in order to stabilize the pH.

Can you say me how much Sodium Bicarbonate should I mix for a 1000 ml casing?

Thank you in advance.


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Re: 60/40 Vermiculite/Coco casing [Re: DrCubensis]
    #4369368 - 07/04/05 02:05 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

You can also add some calcium carbonate (=crushed limestone) to this mixture(around 5% by volume) if you want to stabilize the pH of the casing mixture somewhat.


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Re: 60/40 Vermiculite/Coco casing [Re: Roadkill]
    #4369390 - 07/04/05 02:14 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

The problem is that I can't find calcium carbonate here. As I read, sodium bicarbonate is also useful but it doesn't specify how much should I use... any idea?

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Re: 60/40 Vermiculite/Coco casing [Re: DrCubensis]
    #4369458 - 07/04/05 02:49 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

if you have a lowes or a home depot or even access to a walmart you can find crushed limestone FYI. I think the amount is rather small, but im not 100% sure, i guess it all depends on how much casing layer you're going to be using.


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    #4369501 - 07/04/05 03:11 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

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Re: 60/40 Vermiculite/Coco casing [Re: cubicidal]
    #4369542 - 07/04/05 03:34 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Thanks for the information, I have used very very few sodium bicarbonate (about 1/4 tablespoon i think) for 1L of casing mix. As I have used very few I don't think this to be a problem.

I'm going to use it and tell you the results.


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Re: 60/40 Vermiculite/Coco casing [Re: DrCubensis]
    #4369550 - 07/04/05 03:38 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

you really dont need a buffer for the verm and coir casing layer!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: 60/40 Vermiculite/Coco casing [Re: cubicidal]
    #4369641 - 07/04/05 04:26 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

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Grind up some chalk (that's calcium carbonate). Do NOT use baking soda, it will do more harm than good.




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