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    I might have to get some Hygrolon to try. Prices for it in the UK are similar to USA.

    Hygrolon Sphags look interesting too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobile View Post
    Hygrolon Sphags look interesting too.
    Thanks for this - somehow I'd completely overlooked this stuff. I had cooked up in my head a plan to glue Hygrolon to the front & back of Epiweb and then cut it into small slices or cubes & then use these for media in pots for the big epiphytes (& maybe Neps). This would provide an open media that wicked water but wouldn't degrade or become anaerobic. This Hygrolon sphag may work just as well in this application. In general, I really like the potential this stuff has for our applications.

    Just checked the Folius Store - although they have a pic of the 'sphag', they don't list it as a product yet --- although, I guess I can order some of the fabric & cut it myself ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RL7836 View Post
    Just checked the Folius Store - although they have a pic of the 'sphag', they don't list it as a product yet --- although, I guess I can order some of the fabric & cut it myself ...
    I'm pretty sure the "sphag" material is just the cut up fabric. I read somewhere about someone cutting it and using it as media...maybe it was Mikael himself. So far, mine has continued to stay just barely moist without ever being actively watered. I had a yard of the fabric material, and I made some tube mounts by wrapping it around some capped PVC pipe with just a small piece of it inside the tube as a wick. Those kept the outside wet for 2 weeks without any watering and a fan blowing in my greenhouse while I was away at school.

    BTW Ron, the U. asplundii still has the spikes growing (taking forever!), so hopefully I'll have pictures to post here within the month. I've also got about 5 growths, leaves I think, coming up from the alpina basket and one in the asplundii.

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    sharing some progress with Utrics and aquarium filters.... plants are reacting favorably.
    U. quelchii (back from the dead it seems)



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    Is that filter floss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobile View Post
    Is that filter floss?
    no. it's actually sponge filter. i've never used filter floss as a media before, as i suspect that it would be too thin....however, it could possibly be used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amphirion View Post
    no. it's actually sponge filter.
    When you've said 'sponge filter' before, I pictured normal open-cell foam - like you see in pillows (more or less). This stuff appears to be a much more open, pre-filter type of material - or am I seeing it incorrectly? I looked around on Amazon & most of the pics are of horrible quality but I did find several interesting filter materials. This one seems to be the most like yours - although I can't really tell for sure. Do you have any other pics of the stuff &/or any semi-bulk suppliers?

    As I mentioned earlier, I'm very intrigued by some of these materials for use as airy, non-degrading media for the utrics.
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    @Ron: pre-filter media sounds correct. this is the link to what i use exactly. http://usa.hagen.com/Aquatic/Media-I.../External/A222
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