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    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tor1 View Post
    My fav mix for years has been

    deep containters filled with:

    30% Milled Sphagnum (Peat is acceptable)
    25% Coir fiber
    25% Perlite or APS
    10% Sand
    5% Charcoal
    5% Chooped Live Sphagnum
    Would a mix of equal parts sand, peat, and small peices of charcoal work?
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Here's what healthy ceph roots should look like...





    Those were all divisions from one plant... with a couple more smaller divisions not shown

    ---------- Post added at 08:17 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:01 PM ----------

    All I can tell you is... based on my experience, its not what I would use

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    Why wouldn't you use that kind of mix?
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Simple, because I dont like its performance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tor1 View Post
    Simple, because I dont like its performance
    Could you please specify what is wrong with the performance? I appreciate the help but.....are you always so.....vague?

    I don't have any perlite or LFS right now, I only have peat, charcoal, sand, lava rock, and pine mulch.

    I just want to reopot it before it gets any worse and is too late.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    I dont mean to be vague, but Ive had so many conflicts over the years about my growing methods. This is the first ceph thread Ive responded to in over a year. I'm just tired of defending them.
    So my apologies but Im a little gun shy of talking about my methods, my lighting and my substrates.

    Ive tried many mixes over the years... based upon that experience I have settled on the mix I stated.

    Why do I recommend it.... because the plants are healthier, the grow faster, the grow bigger, the are more colorful, I have no ceph die back, etc etc etc

    Cephs get 70% of their nutrient ions from their root system, so root health is extremely important with this species.

    I also use trichoderma monthy...

    The pictures speak for themselves IMHO

    The mix you quoted can and will grow cephs, but its not what I would use....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tor1 View Post
    I dont mean to be vague, but Ive had so many conflicts over the years about my growing methods. This is the first ceph thread Ive responded to in over a year. I'm just tired of defending them.
    So my apologies but Im a little gun shy of talking about my methods, my lighting and my substrates.

    Ive tried many mixes over the years... based upon that experience I have settled on the mix I stated.

    Why do I recommend it.... because the plants are healthier, the grow faster, the grow bigger, the are more colorful, I have no ceph die back, etc etc etc

    Cephs get 70% of their nutrient ions from their root system, so root health is extremely important with this species.

    I also use trichoderma monthy...

    The pictures speak for themselves IMHO

    The mix you quoted can and will grow cephs, but its not what I would use....

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    Don't worry, I can't and won't argue with your methods since, well, they obviously work. I just want to find a mix that I can make with the ingredients I have so that I won't lose my ceph.

    Considering the list of ingredients I have on hand, can you reccomend the best possible mix that I could make with them?
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    No worries Exo...

    I would use the peat, sand and pine mulch...probably 1:1:1 and with a little charcoal thrown in and one part perlite if you can find any... a lot depends on how it looks when its all mixed up, trust your instincts

    Also root feed the ceph after you see new growth with a weak (1/4 strength) orchid mix once a month

    It should drain almost as fast as water is poured on the top, there should be very little delay.

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