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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-01-2012, 04:51 AM Thread Starter
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Riparium hanging planter substrate

I am about to set up my first riparium. I have made a DIY hanging planter out of a perforated PVC sheet with 1/8" round holes. What would you recommend as a substrate for it? I thought of using Eco-Complete, but I think its smaller granules will either fall through or clog the holes in the planter.
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From pictures Ive seen it looks like most people use clay balls in the bottom and top it with finer gravel.
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A combination of hydroton (clay balls often used in the hydroponics industry) with a capping of aquarium gravel (Eco-Complete, Flourite, what have you) generally works best. You can also add a small layer of mineralized top soil if you want as well.

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