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    Quote Originally Posted by Fryster View Post
    Durnit.

    My local Lowe's doesn't carry Schultz' APS.

    They don't even carry the Schultz brand!

    I'd really like to try this APS on my suffering pings.

    What exactly is in the APS anyway?
    My question, excatly! Never heard of it.

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    Basically, it looks like tan kitty litter,the cheap stuff not the "scoopable"type. It is used for aquatic plantsa in backyard ponds as far as I know so if you know of someplace that sells pond plants,pondliners,etc.I bet they would have it.I hope this helps.

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    From what I understand,

    It's "traditional" name is "fuller's earth", it can be found in some cat litter products as well as quite a bit of other items and uses

    fuller's earth got its name by being used by English textile workers (who were known as fuller's at the time) to remove oils from the textiles

    It is a highly adsorbent claylike substance consisting of hydrated aluminum silicates

    proper names are attapulgite or montmorillonite (may contain both)

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    edit: I checked a bag of their orchid mix, there it is listed as Arcillite which is a synonym for Montmorillonite

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    Here's a couple shots of a Pinguicula debbertiana that I got from Peter in some of his APS based Ping mix. It's in a two inch pot.


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    wow, very nice indeed!

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    Beautiful ping there!
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    Thanks, all the credit goes to Peter who grew that little beauty.

    I've seen the Schultz APS mix at Home Depot - 10 and 25 pound bags. I don't recall seeing it at Lowe's


    Link to Schultz APS page: http://www.schultz.com/ProductCatego...aticPlantSoil/

    Unfortunately they don't have the MSDS available online which might have answered the question if it is made from fuller's earth.
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    Nice Pic Warren. Alas you can see that nothing i do keeps that darn moss away, even in the APS mix. Oh well.
    I usually repot into new mix at some point, and start over!
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