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Offlinellopez00
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Bottom Layer for PMP
    #4538117 - 08/15/05 03:29 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I've seen it recommended to use lava rock, perlite, geolite, or hydroton as the bottom layer for the PMP. Is there any reason why regular small rocks would not be okay? That way instead of buying lava rock I could just take some of my neighbor's regular rocks. :smile:
Here are a few pics similar to the rocks I'm talking about:
http://www.angelfire.com/empire/caffrey/wrlandscape.html


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Re: Bottom Layer for PMP [Re: llopez00]
    #4538139 - 08/15/05 03:33 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I don't think that is the type of porous rock you want. Perlite, geolite, etc all have pores in them that wick water up into the air.


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Re: Bottom Layer for PMP [Re: FooMan]
    #4538176 - 08/15/05 03:42 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Well, maybe I can find some lava rock somewhere. I've noticed a lot of yards with it but I can't remember where they were.


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Re: Bottom Layer for PMP [Re: llopez00]
    #4538420 - 08/15/05 04:43 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

You can break up cinder blocks or bricks with a hammer into small pieces and use those, as they are porous.


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Re: Bottom Layer for PMP [Re: woodzmun]
    #4538444 - 08/15/05 04:49 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Wow woodzmun, that's pretty cheap and ghetto lol :smile:

A bag of lava rocks is less than $10.00 US, and you can make that back

after you grow.


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Re: Bottom Layer for PMP [Re: llopez00]
    #4538453 - 08/15/05 04:52 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Don't steal someones lava rocks...

That's low...

Unless it's your school, and they deserve it for brain washing teens

with government propaganda.

But make sure they don't have cameras  :mrt: :mrt: :mrt:


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Re: Bottom Layer for PMP [Re: NorCalKing]
    #4538549 - 08/15/05 05:16 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I have found that lava rocks are messy and heavy. You have to rinse them real good and they make the water all red and nasty. Try to get perlite if you can. I can buy a bag that contains 4 cubic feet of it for $10 at the hardware store and it weighs less than a bag of lava rock a 1/4 of that size. Lava rock sucks IMO. :thumbdown:


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Re: Bottom Layer for PMP [Re: llopez00]
    #4538571 - 08/15/05 05:22 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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llopez00 said:
Well, maybe I can find some lava rock somewhere. I've noticed a lot of yards with it but I can't remember where they were.




If going to the store to buy something so simple is that difficult, I'm thinking you are underage and you don't know how to explain to your parents why you would need the "rocks". If that's the case, wait until you have your own place. Manufacturing illegal drugs is a serious crime and doing it in your parents house is seriously disrespectful.  :frown:


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