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Old 10-20-2020, 08:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hi all,
I was at one of Country supply
And I saw chicken grit,
But there are different sizes
1/16 - to 3/16 and also
Bags of oyster shells
If I want to use what size would be
The best?
And also somebody suggested
Coarse not clumping cat litter
Grit
Way cheaper than Perlite but not as light,
Are these ok to mix with
Peat moss/ potting soil?
or to put it in the ground to aid draining

Thanks in advance
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Old 10-23-2020, 01:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi all,
I was at one of Country supply
And I saw chicken grit,
But there are different sizes
1/16 - to 3/16 and also
Bags of oyster shells
If I want to use what size would be
The best?
And also somebody suggested
Coarse not clumping cat litter
Grit
Way cheaper than Perlite but not as light,
Are these ok to mix with
Peat moss/ potting soil?
or to put it in the ground to aid draining

Thanks in advance
I have used grits and shells in my bonsai and cactus mix only.
Cat litter will ruin your mix once it breaks down to mush.

I know perlite is somewhat pricey in small bags.

Check out the Hydroponic stores in Mississauga they have the big economical bags for sale at a friendly price.

I purchase the 113L (4cubic ft) bags for 28.00 US.
This is enough to nicely amend a 4cuft bag of peatmoss
In addition you may get a bag of LUMP charcoal at the big box and bust it up and use it in your mix also.....double whoohoonanner.
Charcoal and perlite will make your mix awesome.

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Just a thought .....you will need some led supplemental lighting .

Do what you did for your salt tanks.....diy is the best way...you can put so much more light on your plants that way. For a decent initial cost.
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