Perlite in Potting Soil? - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-30-2008, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Perlite in Potting Soil?

I got 2 bags of Hyponex Potting Soil today. I plan to use the Supersoil method for substrate. When I opened the bag i saw perlite in it. So will the perlite harm the fish or plants? Will it affect the water chemestry? Should I return these bags?
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Perlite is pretty inert. It's a volcanic glass like pumice so it won't leach any chemicals or change your pH. It will probably float however and then you can just scoop it out if it will make you feel better.

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Thank you! Now I can go ahead and put the potting soil in! I will scoop any perlite that floats.
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