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    I would expect that one bag would be much more than enough. That link is to the source of the packaged product. I do not know if they will sell a single bag. They usually sell in volume at wholesale prices to retail stores. Though they can definitely let you know where to get their product in your area.
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    Sungro is a distributor and they won't sell one bag!

    I had difficulty locating a retailer for their pumice. They don't seem to have anyone out my way offering it.

    Will this product work?
    another pumice




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    Is that black pumice? If you use it I would recommend checking its wet pH first (the pumice I use has a pH about 5-6), then rinsing it thoroughly too. Thanks for the link. I think I may even try the black pumice myself.
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    I have no idea what type of pumice it is. It was the only pumice I could find on the Internet available in a small quantity. Pretty much every time I found pumice it was only available wholesale. What type of pumice do you think it is? I am absolutely clueless. Should I buy a bag and post photos and discard it if it isn't the right type? Maybe only one of us should buy a bag. I'll be the experimental guinnea pig if you want. No sense a bunch of us each having a bag if it isn't the right type of pumice.

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    From my investigations into the issue, the darker colored pumice with higher iron contents may be even better for CP than the light colored pumice I now use, and may even be heavier and even less likely to float. I'm thinking of picking some up when I'm in town today. I have also been thinking of creating some hypertuffa pot caps (to place on top of the media in a pot with a small opening for the plant to be planted through) to help hold the plants in place and to reduce moss antagonism.



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    Joe,

    Interesting...If it has higher iron concetrations, it may also be good for plants naturally found in laterite mixes in Nature. Laterite costs a fortune(at least in fish stores).
    If have a source, let me know. If it's okay with you, I may down the road buy some from you and pay for shipping a small box here, to try a experiment with something, like N. merriliana, or petiolaris Drosera, ect.

    Cheers,

    Joe

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    Sorry for bumping, need to add a post to this so that I can save this thread so it shows up in my topic tracker for another 30 days to give me time to figure out how to save it somewhere.

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