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Casing Question
    #610042 - 04/16/02 03:18 PM (15 years, 15 days ago)

I have a question about 50/50+ tek, some people say the bottom layer should be dry vermiculite, and some people say it should be damp (water added) vermiculite... what do you use?


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Re: Casing Question [Re: avarrin]
    #610095 - 04/16/02 04:40 PM (15 years, 15 days ago)

I just use the same mix as on the top of the casing.

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Re: Casing Question [Re: avarrin]
    #610097 - 04/16/02 04:41 PM (15 years, 15 days ago)

damp- remember, by casing you're rehydrating the cakes with the damp layer(s). so in my opinion if you are going to use a bottom layer might as well make it moist too.

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Re: Casing Question [Re: AbstractSoul]
    #610659 - 04/17/02 10:16 AM (15 years, 14 days ago)

I agree - I have some casings with and some without (Jiffy Mix + oyster shell casing mix, that is). Same chamber (but 2 dif strains - eq & maz), same size casings, same amount of substrate, The tray with bottom casing seems to be in better shape after 2nd flush. Not enough experience to be sure, but I am doing a bottom layer on everything right now.

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