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Warning: Turface Red is DYED red

So I've been washing a small amount of the turface pro league RED that I bought and after 20 washes the water is still VERY red. I would go as far as saying murky brick red.
This got me thinking that maybe the red color was a dye and I was washing it off so I took a closeup picture and what do you know - the granules that I've been washing show signs that the dark red color is in their pores while the higher surfaces are polished down to their natural "tan" color. I've attached a pic so you can see for yourseelf:


I also cut one of the larger grains in half and found it was red on the very surface but dark gray in the middle (couldn't get a pic for the life of me though). I'm pretty sure the color is a dye of some sort and I'm pretty sure it will never fully wash off.

Oh well, the whole bag was only $13.00 so no big loss, just wanted to let you all know so nobody else wastes their money on the red. (I'll be going back for some of the tan, I know it has been proven to work) I really wish I could find the discontinued gray color locally
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Shame your not closer I have 6 bags of grey Soilmaster select that I got for someone & they did'nt collect

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You can use it to grow cactus & bonsai. It's not a total waste.


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+1 for the bonsai!
I also grow cactus in my bonsai soil, so I guess that works as well It drains really well.

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