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Reusing Perlite
    #4621222 - 09/05/05 01:38 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I read that you can reuse perlite if it gets skunky and mine is in need of some refurbishing. How do I do this?


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Re: Reusing Perlite [Re: Newbie]
    #4621228 - 09/05/05 01:44 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

well I dont do it, but put in something like a pillow case, and put into
a bucket with a little bleach and water maybe, then pull the case out
and let it drain. :shrug:


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Re: Reusing Perlite [Re: rod]
    #4621260 - 09/05/05 01:56 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I remember it saying to put it in the oven at a certain temp for a certain time...


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Re: Reusing Perlite [Re: Newbie]
    #4621267 - 09/05/05 02:00 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

that would prob work too?


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Re: Reusing Perlite [Re: rod]
    #4621933 - 09/05/05 10:50 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

The bleach dunk is so easy! That is the way I stereilize my perlite always. :wink:


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Re: Reusing Perlite [Re: hyphae]
    #4622013 - 09/05/05 11:45 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I was looking for an answer previously and it comes to find out, that question has been asked ALOT.

Do a search on the forums (be sure to change the date span to a larger range) for "REUSE PERLITE." There are ALOT of posts about it.

And yes you can put it in the oven. I THINK THINK THINK it was 350 for 40 mins. But please double check.

I think the easiest way though would be to soak it in bleach solution, then just drain in in a calendar...colendar...calonder....ehhh...A STRAINER..... I would then rinse with water to remove the bleach. I guess you could leave it on then.

But seriously, do the search. You'll be surprised...


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Re: Reusing Perlite [Re: rod]
    #4622226 - 09/05/05 01:40 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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well I dont do it, but put in something like a pillow case, and put into
a bucket with a little bleach and water maybe, then pull the case out
and let it drain. :shrug:




Good advice there. Allow the sack of perlite to soak in a MILD bleach solution for a few hours. Make sure it's submerged well. Then simply drain it and then put the perlite in a collander to be rinsed well under the tap..... :thumbup:


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Re: Reusing Perlite [Re: Hotnuts]
    #4623910 - 09/05/05 09:46 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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well I dont do it, but put in something like a pillow case, and put into
a bucket with a little bleach and water maybe, then pull the case out
and let it drain. :shrug:




Good advice there. Allow the sack of perlite to soak in a MILD bleach solution for a few hours. Make sure it's submerged well. Then simply drain it and then put the perlite in a collander to be rinsed well under the tap..... :thumbup:




Heres a tip to remember, leave it in the pillowcase when rinsing! Thats the beauty of doing it this way!  :wink:


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Re: Reusing Perlite [Re: hyphae]
    #4624124 - 09/05/05 11:08 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

so after you have rinsed the bleach off with tap water it is ready to go straight back into the FC??

Is this recommended after every flush??


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Re: Reusing Perlite [Re: Bamaman]
    #4624501 - 09/06/05 04:52 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Rinse and soak in bleach. I have then microwaved it while still wet and full of bleach. The bleach will degrade into salt and chlorine gas. The left over salt will reduce further contams in the perlite.


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Re: Reusing Perlite [Re: Bamaman]
    #4624659 - 09/06/05 07:47 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Not necessary after each flush thats what the peroxide is for also not necessary to microwave, KISS is the word here. GL


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Re: Reusing Perlite [Re: hyphae]
    #4624661 - 09/06/05 07:56 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

left over salt could also cause acidity problems =) it would harm the mycelium


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Re: Reusing Perlite [Re: PSiFr33k]
    #4624871 - 09/06/05 10:51 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I don't understand why this is so talked about. Perlite is found at every wal-mart and home depot and it's like $2.99 a bag. Don't take any chance and just buy a brand new clean bag.


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Re: Reusing Perlite [Re: hyphae]
    #4624926 - 09/06/05 11:12 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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LOL! I feel ya! But it's easier to rinse out all of the shit you don't want in your perlite with a collander, rather than having a pillow case coraling in all the stuff you don't want in there. Cake pieces, vermiculite, shroom chunks, exc.



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Re: Reusing Perlite [Re: PSiFr33k]
    #4624928 - 09/06/05 11:12 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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left over salt could also cause acidity problems =) it would harm the mycelium



if it in contact with it.


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