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    on my soil pucks/pots i have a green substance growing its almost an algae or moss or some sort of matter like that...well i asked a local garden store and they said if i had baking soda in my water and wate the soil with that mixture the green matter will go away [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] can someone help me out!??!!?

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    is it gooey?

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    I think I have the same problem - it's a green coloration lightly on the surface of the potting medium right? The VFT doesn't seem to mind it at all though. Just growing happily.

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    Yep--on my medium I've some green also. I believe it's moss and won't bother a mature VFT. I think it may bother seedlings or maybe other CPs.
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    I have it on one of my VFTs as well. It has been there a while now, and some of it appears to be turning into moss, as I think it will all do.

    Just sit it out I reckon (unless the plants start suffering).

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    DON'T water with baking soda! Have you ever used baking soda as a remedy for acid indigestion? Baking soda is a base and will remove the acidity from your soil... not good for CP's. Geez, I hope I didn't over react there. I would just keep an eye on it and make sure it doesn't have any adverse effects on your VFT. Repot as a last resort.

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    Most of the peat is my pots is covered in moss or algae. It doesn't do any harm at all, just leave it.

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