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Question Coconuts?

Anybody have info on the use of coconut fiber as a substrate or a mix thereof? I'm curious if it's possible as it seems like it would hold roots well, just had the idea pop into my head as I was moving some for my toads. :/

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I believe they will eventually begin to decay... but how soon, not entirely sure >_<
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Coconut fiber is a common hydroponic substrate, either mixed or as stand alone.

I believe it will eventually decay, as with any other organic material. I use hydroton in my hydroponics so I'm not sure, but people that I know that use it tend to replace it every, or every other planting.
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Makes total sense, I have seen it mold before.

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I've used it as a mulch in my garden. It will last the entire summer season and does a good job of stopping the weeds from coming up. But I don't think it would last as long under water. They sell it in a small compressed block that will fill a wheelbarrow once you add water and tear it a part.
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I buy it by the brick which is why I was curious lol

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You could always try it =P and let us know the outcome!

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