anyone use this perlite for 5-1-1?

njitgradApril 1, 2014

After quickly running out of my smaller bag of perlite for my 5-1-1 mix, I was able to find a larger bag at a much lower cost. Has anyone used this perlite? Just want some opinions before I open it. Sorry for the blurry pics taken in the store.

What I used PRIOR to today ($14 bag):

The NEW stuff ($28 bag):

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Oxboy555(Las Vegas)

I've seen that in stores. I was tempted to try it, but I decided it was just too big for my 5-1-1 tastes and passed.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 3:34PM
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njitgrad

the bag was too big or the actual perlite chunks were too big?

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 3:38PM
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Oxboy555(Las Vegas)

Chunks

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 9:10PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

HD sell a big bag ( one cu-ft ?) for $26 .

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 12:26AM
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Oxboy555(Las Vegas)

I think big bags are usually 2 cu ft.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 4:52PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Big bags are usually 4 cubic feet.
If the chunks are 1/4 - 3/8 of an inch on average, it should be excellent! I'd love to find some of the chunky stuff...my source dried up.

Josh

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 5:06PM
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nil13(z21 L.A., CA (Mt. Washington))

I use #3 horticulture grade. it is very coarse and has very few fines.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 8:09PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

think big bags are usually 2 cu ft.
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You are right, Oxboy555. I was WRONG twice , both on quantity and price: SORRY !

-- 2 cubt ft, for $16.95 (plus tax).
I bought a bag today.
Now I am ready to brew my version of 5-1-1

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 12:24AM
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