Types of turface

garyfla_gw(10 Florida)April 20, 2012


After much searching I found somebody who not only knows what it is but offers a choice.?? So which one do I want??

lolThey offer MVP/Proleague/ quick dry All labels say "100 percent calcined clay" but apparently the texture is different ??. They also offered 5 colors does this matter for planting purposes?? I was going to use it straight for aquatic plants but got " tomato soup"with the Quick Dry This has the color of terra cotta but the consistancy of fine sand?? May be great for soil mix but not for aquatic.

Anyway thanks for any help. gary

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You want the MVP only in a C&S mix.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 10:16AM
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You would want the MVP only in any non-C&S mix, too.

It's Friday - I'm feeling wildmannish.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 10:17AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

The Wildman is right ;-)
Turface MVP is what you want, and then you'll want to screen out the finest particulate
by sifting it over insect/door screen (to remove particles that are less than 1/16 of an inch).


    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 11:20AM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

..... or if you happen to purchase your Turface at a John Deere Landscapes dealer, you'll want to ask for 'Allsport' - same product as MVP, just different packaging/label.


    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 1:04PM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

Well wouldn't you know I'd get thre wrong kind lol Think I'll return to the old tried and true "Oil dri" at least for the lilies May try this stuff out on some regular aquarium plans in small quatities or with some terrestrials Has some interesting properties Thanks for the help gary

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 6:58PM
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