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reusing pellets

This is a discussion on reusing pellets within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Call me lazy , I pitch the crusty little critters . Gin...

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    Call me lazy , I pitch the crusty little critters . Gin

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    Hmmm can I have your disposable income?
    Call me lazy , I pitch the crusty little critters . Gin

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    Well, I crewed up that whole quote thingy!

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    I hate to cook ... deal.... expect a semi load, freight collect Gin

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    Hi Laurie , Glad you are here ,and that you still have all your animals . Gin

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    a 10% bleach solution for at least 10 min will kill just about anything. Baking some of the expanded materiels may not be advisable because if water has wicked into one of the air pockets and vaporizes too quickly for it to escape it may explode. You can always use the bleach then put in another tub of water with out the bleach but add in a dechlorinator that you can get very inexpensively from a pet supply store in the aquarium section.

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    I reuse the pellets but only after a disinfecting soak, lots of rinsing and then a final 30+min boiling. Not much smell, actually. I always use the vent hood when boiling so that may be why I don't notice an odor.

    If I'm using them on the same plant again, I'll just skip the boiling.

    Although, I must admit there's been a time or two when I just felt lazy and pitched the whole mess. Gin's such a bad influence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladybug
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