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    as i said i have quit using perlite cause its a pain to find and i dont like the looks of it......this is what i use: Schultz Aquatic Plant Soil.....its much denser than perlite but that isnt necessarily a bad thing, it helps as a ballast for large neps that are vining....it holds moisture well, works great as a top dressing to keep moss down, is totally inert.....in fact im growing some Mexi pings in 4 parts APS and 1 part peat and they are loving it, im getting much more robust root growth than i have in the past. any more i just buy the APS and substitute it anywhere that i think sand or perlite or fine orchid bark would be useful
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    That stuff is great for germinating seeds or keeping things wet (like if your house is so dry that it bothers your houseplants) but whoever told you it was like perlite should be shot out of a cannon... It's basically the opposite of perlite; it makes the mix denser, less porous and more damp. Limited usefulness... I wouldn't use it with most things; certainly not CPs. I think it's petrochemical in origin so it probably won't be very good once it starts to decay. I have a spider plant in a hanging basket that had some of those things in the mix because I was worried about keeping it wet - three years later it seems all the crystals have dissolved into the water and drained away, as the soil level has dropped more than an inch and there is virtually no aeration whatsoever.
    I've got to second rattler on the aquatic soil (sold generically as fired ceramic chips.) Heavier, yes, but it doesn't interfere with airflow at all. I still use perlite because it's cheaper, but I'll typically substitute in ceramic instead in the top half/third of pots to help negate the floating perlite syndrome.
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    Anyone have any experience using Pond Care Aquatic Plant Soil? I know it's got zeolite and something else in it according to the bag which is currently at home. I bought some from the local water garden shop and want to use it in my Sarrs rather than perlite since it won't float...

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