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    Is Schultz perlite OK to use? Does it contain any fertilizers?
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    quick answer- Read the ingredients. I think they have OKay stuff, and bad stuff...
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    And then when in doubt: wash, wash, wash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (adnedarn @ April 22 2006,5:31)]quick answer- Read the ingredients. I think they have OKay stuff, and bad stuff...
    Label says perlite only. I just remember reading where one brand had fertilizer in it.
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    Even 'pure' perlite right out of the bag can / does contribute to TDS. Someone in one of the forums explained that even tho the perlite is inert, the manufacturing process leaves a residue.

    Prior to rinsing, I had TDS readings over 150 from the perlite.

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    Quote[/b] ]And then when in doubt: wash, wash, wash.
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    And to throw some more bad news in there... I have tried a few different methods of cleaning perlite before and was never able to wash the TDS out of the perlite to a level I was happy with. And by the time i was done trying, i no longer had perlite pelets.... but perlite powder (for the most part) so it was unuseable anyway. This is yet another reason i dont' use that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (adnedarn @ April 22 2006,7:31)]And to throw some more bad news in there... I have tried a few different methods of cleaning perlite before and was never able to wash the TDS out of the perlite to a level I was happy with. And by the time i was done trying, i no longer had perlite pelets.... but perlite powder (for the most part) so it was unuseable anyway. This is yet another reason i dont' use that.
    I have never had problems with Sta-Green's brand of perlite. The place I usually get the Sta-Green perlite from was sold out, so I had to buy some Schultz horticultural perlite. All of my plants grow extremely well in a 50/50 peat/perlite mix. My used-to-be-single-growth point S.flava has produced 4 new growth points in the last week, with more popping up. Just wanted to see if anyone has had any bad experiences with this brand of perlite.
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    I use sponge rock, a larger equivalent of perlite and have never noticed a problem. I prefer the larger size because I make my CP mix with LFS and perlite just clogs pore spaces instead of helping to hold them open.
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