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    Play sand comes in 50lb bags. It's pretty much the same stuff, just pre-washed a little better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    Play sand comes in 50lb bags. It's pretty much the same stuff, just pre-washed a little better.
    I always use play sand from home depot and my plants grow fine in it. I don't even wash it before use. I wouldn't worry about it too much... it's only sand!

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    I would recommend rinsing all media you use. Collanders also work, depending upon what you are rinsing and the hole size. I've also used rag towels spread out on a small trampoline.

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    So Jim brings up a good point. I'm having MAJOR algae problems in nearly every pot. I can only figure that either the perlite or the peat has something in/on it that is fostering this kind of problem. Pots with most or all LFS have little to no algae.

    Do any of you actually rinse peat?

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    I rinse peat. There's a lot of dust in there. If not for algae or unwanted moss, then for potentially toxic chemicals.

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