Hygrolon Source needed

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Hygrolon Source needed

Postby Zebrasoma » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:52 pm

Anyone know of a place to purchase Hygrolon? The only place I can find is always out of stock....

http://folius.com/product/hygrolon/sheet/

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Chuck Lawson
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Re: Hygrolon Source needed

Postby Chuck Lawson » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:10 pm

Folius is about the only place in the US for the real deal. Their "email me when it's in stock" feature seems to work.

The alternative is AquaMat from Firstrays - http://firstrays.com/cart/Orchid-Growin ... ral-Fabric - it's apparently similar, although I've never tried it.

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Re: Hygrolon Source needed

Postby Zebrasoma » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:04 pm

Anyone have experience or reviews of either of these products?

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Re: Hygrolon Source needed

Postby Chuck Lawson » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:09 pm

I've used Hygrolon. Does pretty much what it says on the wrapper :-)

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Re: Hygrolon Source needed

Postby Zebrasoma » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:16 pm

Well the wrapper sounds pretty awesome!

Thanks!

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Re: Hygrolon Source needed

Postby Chuck Lawson » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:08 pm

I'm still trying to figure out the best way to use it. I used hygrolon over ecoweb on the sides of the last two vivs I built, and it seems to be keeping them dramatically wetter; enough so that I'm misting them at about 1/4 the rate I mist my other vivs. The goal is to hopefully be able to grow moss / epiphytes on it essentially as if they were on sphagnum, but a little easier to maintain. So far I've not had a lot of luck growing moss on them, but that's a slow process at best. Have also been trying to get Riccia established on it without much luck, but it's early days yet.


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