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    Soil Mix for Mexican Pings

    Okay so I recently ordered a P. moranensis and I was wondering if I could make a suitable soil mix out of sand, peat, and LFS. Anyone have suggestions?

    All comments appreciated!

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    i use an even mix of peat and sand, and another of pure peat, both are doing the same in either condition.
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    They're not too picky and there is a wide variety of mixes being used. They do tend to want a more alkaline environment so crushed coral is also a good additive.

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    i try to use 2:2:1 peat, perlite, vermiculite mix

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    The best success I have has been a peat, perlite, vermiculite and APS mix. I always go easy on the peat though due to unpleasant root rot experiences in the past.

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    There is no need to use any organic materials;

    A mix of 1:1 perlite/sand works almost as good as Aquatic Plant Soil (expensive stuff you can get at Lowes).

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    I got my bag 'o Schultz APS for about $7-$8 from Home Depot a couple years ago. Lasts forever.....
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    I too prefer an all mineral media, such as mixtures of silica sand, perlite, vermiculite, and APS or plain kitty litter.
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