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Old 03-11-2009, 05:40 PM
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i just went to get a bale of soiless mix its $27 for 3.8 cu ft. and i noticed they started selling Lights and Coco. so i got 2.5 cu ft. of coco to try out for $5 much cheaper than the soil. is this a good price for the coco??
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ive been gettin the sunleaves 2.5 for $14
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ive been gettin the sunleaves 2.5 for $14
i got Hydro Farm Coco coir same size 2.5 but for $5 so i guess it is a good price but is there different grades of Coco?? im gonna give it a try on a couple plants just to get used to working with it. is there anything i should watch out for P.H. drift or anything??
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is there different grades of Coco?? im gonna give it a try on a couple plants just to get used to working with it.
Hey Delta... it's cool that you're going to give coco a try

As for Grades of coco: Fine, Coarse, Chunky and a Coarse/Chunky mix that I know of.
But one companies fine might be another companies coarse so its a matter of striking the one that works for you eh?
I'm using a coarse grade at the moment after trying 4 other brands/grades.

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the one im using is finer then i usually use. but they seem to be liking it all the same. im not familiar with that particular brand but with the one im using now takes a good rinsing with warm water. i put ro water at 2ppm thru it and comes out with over 200something. so i rinse it untill im getting under 50 seems to be workin for me. coco usually has a neutral ph. what i have found is when working with new coco it can be a bit stubborn getting the ph down. ive found its tougher with seedlings that you are using a very light mixture opposed to larger plants with strong mixes to hold the ph(like after transplant). but if you continue to water with the ph mixture the coco will eventually take its ph. the more you flush it with RO water will bring the ph back up to 7. you dont want coco to dry up like soil. pretty much you dont want to grow like its soil in coco.. but its very flexible in that respect and the proper ph will depend on how you chose to grow with it. if you choose to keep them more moist treating them like hydro you are going to need 10% run off so you will need to either move the plants or have a large enough tray under them. good luck d-9!
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the one im using is finer then i usually use. but they seem to be liking it all the same. im not familiar with that particular brand but with the one im using now takes a good rinsing with warm water. i put ro water at 2ppm thru it and comes out with over 200something. so i rinse it untill im getting under 50 seems to be workin for me. coco usually has a neutral ph. what i have found is when working with new coco it can be a bit stubborn getting the ph down. ive found its tougher with seedlings that you are using a very light mixture opposed to larger plants with strong mixes to hold the ph(like after transplant). but if you continue to water with the ph mixture the coco will eventually take its ph. the more you flush it with RO water will bring the ph back up to 7. you dont want coco to dry up like soil. pretty much you dont want to grow like its soil in coco.. but its very flexible in that respect and the proper ph will depend on how you chose to grow with it. if you choose to keep them more moist treating them like hydro you are going to need 10% run off so you will need to either move the plants or have a large enough tray under them. good luck d-9!
thanks for the info F420 thats good to know when i venture into using it. i also like the price its alot cheaper then pro-mix
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Usually a lot N and Mg needed with coco. I don't rinse anymore, but my water is at 5.8 PH.
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