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    Hi,I`ve recently bought a card of commpressed lfs and I have a few questions. Is it supposed to smell like vineger? And should I wash it?
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    vinegar? iono.. i'd wash it anyway since i wash all my media very well before use anyway. spaghnum has a very distinct smell (to me atleast) but i've never had any that smelt like vinegar.

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    I think ya stick it in water and it expands to It's full potenial.

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    I bought the same compressed pack, but mine didn't smell like vinegar. I also rinse mine before use.

    It's cool how much it expands when you put it in water!
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    Never had a vinegar smell. Rinsing can never hurt although I don't find the same salt problems with LFS as I do with peat. Rinse. LFS should smell like LFS, not vinegar.
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    some places soak the lfs in vinegar before compacting it, so it doesnt mold...

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    Never had LFS smell like vinegar in all my years using the stuff..

    Spec where did you find that out? LFS has antimicrobial properties. I have kept moist LFS in a sealed bag for months and not had it mold. It comes out of the bag smelling like the day it went in.

    Pond Boy.. I would rehydrate it in a bucket and then dump the water, squeeze out the moss and rehydrating again with fresh water. See what happens after a few times of this.. if it still smells like vinegar there may be some chemical contaminant in the moss.
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