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Got some supplies in..  Bit pink from grow tube...

 

Pummice 4-7mm from ausperl via fernland.

edit: sorry pummice 1-7 mm

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And red ROC  zeolite 2.2+mm via fernland

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1 hour ago, doublebenno said:

Where do I get my hands on terracotta

?? I'm not smashing my pots :-)

 

 

@Halcyon Daze

 

Wherever you got your pots probably has a ton of broken ones too.

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On the perlite, I used to get it for $20 for 100L, then one day I went out to where they make it, $5 for 100L and if I bought a few they'd throw in a few extra bags... Crazy cheap. On the bags it should give you a brand name, then search for them....

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Broken/ cracked pots. Pot shops some times sell the big cracked ones cheap as they are easily fixable with a bit of silicon.

 

I got a heap of 13cm pots for a dollar each at Masters. I love the pop sound they make when struck with the fatal blow.

Brick is almost as good as terracotta for this too.

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cheers @karl_marx & @Halcyon Daze, terracotta pots sound great, i am a little turned off from the manual processing of them, but am keen to give it a shot, thanks for the input guys :-)

@MountainGoat I have tried that for ausperl, they have ex gate prices but not as cheap as you mention... like 20$ a bag- where u getting chillagoe perlite??

 

 

In this order I grabbed a few things but am really happy with the red roc zeolite 2.2+ much nicer than the zeoclor and cheaper to boot! I bought a bag of 1-3mm and a bag of 2.2+ both for 18$ each for 15kg bags it is sold as 'red roc booster crystals'

 

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Yeah DB, chillagoe perlite. I think the base is mined there, then it is 'popped' near emerald creek...

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Deep north :-)

Thanks mate

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Nice link @Bedofspines ! id love to try the 7 - 15mm diatomite. the pummice looks like a good price, but estimate of 50$ courier to get a few bags up here in QLD :-(

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5 hours ago, doublebenno said:

Nice link @Bedofspines ! id love to try the 7 - 15mm diatomite. the pummice looks like a good price, but estimate of 50$ courier to get a few bags up here in QLD :-(

Yea i saw that. Still cheaper than ausperlite, shipping wise, for multiple bags. I might give em a go. 

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Bumping this topic to save creating a new topic!

Although acacia are not cacti, the mediums are similar. Also I kinda skipped cacti to grow the Courtii, but will need the cacti mediums in the future anyway. I am having a hard time finding 3mm gravel or something similar. I have the charcoal from Bunnings though it might be to large? petandgarden.com.au seem like the go and I need to calmly go through this whole topic when I can properly. I am also unsure if the postage will be too high.

Also the Coir from Bunnings seem pretty good, though is it coco Coir? It breaks up into a fine material. Downside is it has added ferts that I rather have control what I add.

I might still make a whole topic to this yet, nothing much came up in the search.

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