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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Drosera36 @ Oct. 07 2006,8:35)]Joseph, where do you buy your pumice? I had been looking for some for my cacti, but couldn't find any sources.

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    I get it by the pickup truck load from a local supplier. My friends at "Plants for the Southwest", a local cacti-succulent nursery gave me the contact information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (JustLikeAPill @ Oct. 07 2006,7:37)]I'm stupid.

    What's the grit size mean? Does a smaller grit (like 30) mean the grains are larger? Or does a larger grit (like 100) mean it's larger?
    Yes the larger the grit size; the smaller the particles. In general it can be described, by example = 12 grit are particles that are the size that will just fit through screen wires that are spaced 12 to the inch. So, 12 particles of that size placed end to end + the combined length equal to the width of 11 wires used in the screen should equal an inch.

    Here is a link that may help, some: Grit Size Conversion



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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (mabudon @ Oct. 07 2006,7:51)]Cool idea Joseph, Thanks for detailing it as I was having a hard time picturing it as you'd described.. looks like I got some re-potting to do
    You're welcome. I came up with this potting method in self-preservation and plant perservation. It really helps reduce root/crown rot problems for those of us who really like to grow their CP, wet. Nothing covers all possible permutations, but it is a step in that direction.
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    This potting method makes me think of how the Mexican pings grow in the wild. The porous material would be the rock on the side of a hill, with a little crevice filled with soil, and the plant would grow in that.

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    Where would you get large grain sand, like 10 grit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (JustLikeAPill @ Oct. 07 2006,9:11)]Where would you get large grain sand, like 10 grit?
    Not a problem 30 years ago in Southern California. These days you'd probably have to special order it from a store that carries silica sand, such as Home Depot or another hardware store.
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