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Jaymie wants to find some cheap coconut coir fibre for it but we are having trouble finding cheap, unfertilized coir

THat is why I ask... I was strongly advised against using coconut coir - the shop owner was concerened that it stays TOO wet for a continious flow system... and also enquired as to wether it would be PH balanced and be low in salt/s..., as that can be a problem!

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Mmm...that makes it difficult.
I guess that shreaded cane would go mouldy.

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I just dont want Jaymie to go purchase stuff which could be 'harmful' to here system!,...
THe store owner had not used the it in a system like this before, but advised that from his experience that it would NOT be his medium of choice - but then again the proof of the pudding is in the tasteing!

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I won't be eating the coconut fibre! have enough fibre in my diet already!
We have just been reading a bit on the coco coir, they reckon it will absorb 8-9 times its weight in water. On of the mobs that is ffloggging it on ebay is a hydropon. supplier.

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they reckon it will absorb 8-9 times its weight in water.

that was part of the argument put across to me today - it stays VERY wet for a LONG time... roots could/would perhaps beging to rot! I add the stuff to my potting mix to help retain water for longer, so I understood what he was on about...

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hmmmmmm, that is a very good point.

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Ok so we pretty much say no to coco, do we go with gravel, or maybe perlite?. any advice?

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okay, the hydro shop owner said try perlite way before coco... I have used gravel and it worked very well... and expanded clay balls would work well too (as well as be MUCH lighter than gravel!)

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Isn't muzza using it?

I'd say its fine for F&D as its always being "re-wet" by oxygenated water.

But you have a valid point for cont. flow

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We need a report back from muzza then...

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on a completely separate subject... its possible we might just get our first rain for the season sometime in the early morning (please Huey)


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