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    apple rings.. what more can i say? FlytrapGurl's Avatar
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    Can I use an aluminum pie plate for a watering tray for my purpurea?

    I have very little time right now so please answer ASAP.
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    apple rings.. what more can i say? FlytrapGurl's Avatar
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    Anybody?
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    I would think in the short term that it would be alright, but I'm not sure about long term.

    What I have found works well is the foam or plastic trays that you get meats and vegitables in from the supermarket.

    I preffer the plastic ones since they are deeper.
    I typo, therefore I edit.

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    I agree with Maehem, short term should be alright...but from the sitting water, any imperfections (scratches, nicks..), I believe could cause it to rust...i'd try to stick with glass, plastic, or even that foamy stuff from vegetables or meat.
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    Thanx guys! I just cut off the bottom of an empty half-gallon milk jug and used it instead.

    Problem solved!
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    Quote (Vertigo @ Feb. 19 2003,1:04)
    I agree with Maehem, short term should be alright...but from the sitting water, any imperfections (scratches, nicks..), I believe could cause it to rust[/QUOTE]
    Just a clarification. Aluminum does not rust, that is a trait specific to iron It will oxidize however and the reactive byproducts will probably be not too good for CPs so the answer is still the same.
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    I suspect it would only acidify the water and subsequently the soil media.

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    Aluminum oxide reacts with water to form Aluminum hydroxide which is basic. (4 years as a chemistry tutor and I can't get this junk out of my head )
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