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Thread: What's your favorite soil mix for Pinguiculas?

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    Very interesting - Thanks.
    I used Flourite in so many aquariums over the years - it's great stuff.
    I also used something called ADA Aqua Soil - I liked it even better than Flourite!
    Aqua Soil series : Aqua Forest Aquarium, ADA USA, Aqua Design Amano

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steverd View Post
    Here are images of my API Aquatic Plant Media and Turface MVP
    The Aquatic plant media's bag says 'Unique blend of Arcillite & Zoelite'
    So they do look about the same, except the white 'Zoelite' in the Aquatic plant media.
    I've tried API brand with zeolite, Shultz brand without zeolite, Turface...
    I've not observed a difference in performance with either.
    Turface is so much less expensive. I use a lot and its all I've used for the last few years

    The last big bags I bought (40 or 50lb, don't remember which) were about $13 USD each.

    (fwiw, I buy mine at a John Deere Landscaping supply store, it's labeled as "All Sport" there)

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    Price has gone up on Turface here. I used to pay $12.50 per 50lb bag. The last 2 I purchased a few weeks ago cost me $27.00 each ! I've also noticed that the John Deere stores here have changed their names to "Site One Landscapes". The price hike seemes to have coincided with the name change.

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    I've used the API stuff too, it's fine. Just really expensive is all.
    "Potential has a shelf life." -Margaret Atwood
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    What about this stuff? Does it matter it says QUICK DRY?
    Or is this all the same? I know it's $35, but it has FREE Prime shipping!

    Amazon.com: Turface Quick Dry Infield Conditioner, 50 lb: Patio, Lawn & Garden

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    You don't want to use the "Quick Dry". It's like a fine dust. You're looking for the product they call "All Sport".

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    Bonjour

    according to the species

    -just blond peat with vermiculite or river sand (50/50)
    -river sand 70% blond peat 30%
    -gypsum 70% river sand 30%
    -cat liter 50% ( with some time akadama) + 12.5% calcareous sand +12.5% river sand+12.5 pouzzolane +12.5% vermiculite
    -chopped sphagnum white river sand (50/50)

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    For my Mexican Pinguiculas I use equal parts crushed lava rock, limestone sand, perlite, peat moss. I have about four of them thriving on a lava rock in a tray of water.


    Mona
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