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    cyclopse soil mix for neps ?

    what is a good soil mix for hl neps(n.maxiem) If lfs and ls are not avalable
    peat ,sand, pumis,fir bark?

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    I"ve been using a mix of peat, aps, and orchid bark for about a year now with good success.
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    woodpeices, charcol and purlite are what seem to be in my 20 gallon bag of nep soil


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    what is aps

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    Aquatic Plant Soil. Shultz brand is a commonly used brand.

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    I use pure sphagnum moss. Wet it and then let it try out briefly before watering again. Used it on all Neps with no problems.
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    1 pt. LFS, 1 pt. perlite, 1 pt. coconut husk chips, & 1/2 pt. (or less) peat by volume. Works great. LFS is always available from online sources, as are the other ingredients.

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    I'm about to try a mix of Better Gro orchid mix (looks like coconut husk, charcoal, coarse perlite, and bark in more or less equal proportions). I'm going to mix that 2 parts pre-mixed media with 1 part peat/sand CP mix and 1 part LFS and see how my neps like it. I've read from a few sources about growers adding stuff to store-bought orchid mix with good results. Might get a bit expensive after a few batches though, but I'm out of fixins' for my standard perlite/LFS 50/50 mix so I figured I'd experiment.

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