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    Turface

    I know that some growers here use Turface for their CP's. I've been wanting to try it for some time but could not locate a source. That was some time ago and the past few days been trying to locate some again and finally found a place that can get it for me.

    Before I order some I want to know how you people like it?

    Which type is it? I see Turface has a few different kinds. From what little I could find on the net, it looks like the Turface MVP is what I want?


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    Quote Originally Posted by elgecko View Post
    I know that some growers here use Turface for their CP's. I've been wanting to try it for some time but could not locate a source. That was some time ago and the past few days been trying to locate some again and finally found a place that can get it for me.
    Lesco sells it for $11-12/50# bag. From what I can tell - same as APS. There are some other threads on the stuff here on Terra...

    Quote Originally Posted by elgecko View Post
    Which type is it? I see Turface has a few different kinds. From what little I could find on the net, it looks like the Turface MVP is what I want?
    When I went to the distributor, they had 2 types - one had granules & one was like sand iirc. I got the granules & the bag is labeled as 'All Sport'.
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    Turface

    Suppliers:
    http://www.turface.com/distributors

    MVP has larger and somewhat varied particle size than their others, and without any dye/coloration. Their other products have tinier particle size, almost like large sand particles. I have used it for some time now. Really like it as a portion of my planting media, however can't say it is actually better as far as growth goes, but the media is nice to work with.
    Wash/soak it to get rid of excess dust, and washing media is good practice and reduces the risk of any chance of salts or other "bad mojo".

    Personally, I haven't had any problems, and I like it better than perlite. Not as light compared to equal volume of perlite, but lighter than sand. The large particle size of the MVP makes it a nice addition, holding water but allowing drainage.
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    Mine is labeled Truface "All Sport" and looks, feels and performs identically to APS

    very good stuff!!

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    Thanks for the info.

    "All Sport" must have been replaced by another type as that is not listed on their website.

    I'll go ahead and order some of the MVP.


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    MVP

    I think All-Sport is now MVP, as it too looks identical to APS.
    I am sure they all are of use, just a matter of size.
    Experience is the best teacher. At least it used to be.
    But then, common sense isn't so common anymore, is it.


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