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Thread: Is fine sand ok for cps?

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    is fine sand ok for CPs?not "coarse" sand fine sand,will it block up the air or anything?
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    I wouldnt use it..
    I think it would get too dense and compact..
    (but then, im not a fan of ANY sand for CPs! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] fine or coarse..)
    I tried the famous "peat and sand" mix a few years ago and hated it..it compacted to a a very dense mix..I have switched back to pure long-fibre spagnum only..)

    so IMO, fine sand would be no good, personally I wouldnt use it..but im sure there will be differing opinions! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    I use fine silica sand but usually with some pearlite, and usually for the larger genera like Sarracenia. I agree that LFS is a good medium as well, although it is somewhat lacking in some nutrients that peat seems to provide. Some species do better in one than in the other. I prefer coarse silica sand which may be had from swimming pool supply companies. It is used in pool filters.
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