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Thread: Glass instead of sharp sand?

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    Best sand I can get is from Lowes- they sell little 5 pound bags of very coarse sand, but it's like $4.99/bag. Looking for better sources.

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    Well, glass is made from melted silica sand, so it shouldn't be that much of a difference. I would wash it (duh) and test its pH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firerock View Post
    I would check the ph of it first before it is used. Just to make sure. Most media additives have micro air holes to help with root development and to keep the media from compacting over time. Hope it works for ya.

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    Tested the Ph and is was slightly acidic, but only due to the used water being rainwater.
    Seems like the glass is clean

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    Glass is no more or less than silica sand that has been melted and re-solidified into one smooth piece (basically). Silica sand is the kind you want to use with CP's anyway, so I don't see any reason crushed glass wouldn't work well. Silica is chemically inert and shouldn't alter the soil chemistry at all.
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    So far all of my sundews and venus flytraps are loving it. I'm trying it for my pinguicula and a few other species as well.

    Conclusion: glass works

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