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Sorce

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Re: Substitutes for ...Akadama
« Reply #120 on: November 06, 2014, 10:44 AM »
I have nothing but respect for all these folks!

I hope they know that.

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Re: Substitutes for ...Akadama
« Reply #121 on: November 06, 2014, 10:34 PM »
Talk about splitting hairs...

Sure, if you add some granite and charcoal, then the final mix will be slightly less than 1/3 akadama. Let's see, there are 16 cups in a gallon. So if you make up 5 gallons of 1/3 pumice/lava/akadama, that's a total of 80 cups, and each component equals 26.67 cups. If you now add 1 cup of granite and 1 cup of charcoal, you now have a total mix of 82 cups. There are still 26.67 cups of akadama in the mix, so 26.67/82 = 32.52% instead of 33.33%.

But what's the point again?

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Re: Substitutes for ...Akadama
« Reply #122 on: November 06, 2014, 10:37 PM »
I have found this useful for moving my trees around. I would like to patent it. I think I will call it a "wheel"
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Re: Substitutes for ...Akadama
« Reply #123 on: November 18, 2014, 05:23 PM »
I live in NZ. No baked clay allowed in. I did see "growstones" at the hardware store the other day but at $39.00 per 9L bag  :o
We do have an abundance of pumice so that is what I make do with.
My mix is mostly 1 1 1 pumice, composted pine bark and quarried granite. All roughly the same size 1/4 to 5/16.
To increase water holding I add some chopped sphagnum moss which is also in abundance here....
For my developing trees I use 5/1/1 pine bark, pumice and moss...
Works well for me.
 

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Re: Substitutes for ...Akadama
« Reply #124 on: November 22, 2014, 06:59 AM »
Please don't use Akadama. Thanks.