"Plantit" clay pellets = ok ?

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"Plantit" clay pellets = ok ?

Postby pa.walt » Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:22 pm

I am using plantit type clay pellets. I usually wash them to get the dust off. this stuff is giving off a sulfur type smell to me. do you think it might come up thru the soil and hurt the frogs.
when I got hydroton I never noticed this smell.

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Re: "Plantit" clay pellets = ok ?

Postby Philsuma » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:02 pm

The awesome 'Library of Alexandria' Forum programe we have here on Dart Den has changed your thread title to better suit, search and archivability here Walt. Hope ya don't mind.

it APPEARS that they are using only 100% clay, but I would trust my nose over all.

http://www.plantit-growit.com/product/5 ... y-pebbles/

That said, my opinion ? Smells like sulfur = take that stuff out of the viv ASAP and do not use for frogs. The very market-name of that product alludes to plants and not animals. The smell is most likely some sort of plant fertilizer.

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Re: "Plantit" clay pellets = ok ?

Postby pa.walt » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:51 pm

subject change no problem.
I have been soaking it in water. so it has yet to be used. I got the stuff at my local hydroponic store. unfortunately didn't have any hydroton.
even though it is more $ I would go for the hydroton. the ''pellets'' are round instead of like little blobs. if that makes sense.


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