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Iron Emmett

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Can anyone tell me if its ok to use diatomaceous earth thats made for pool filters in my plants?

I read somewhere not to use it because it is heat treated, but i dont know why that would make a difference.

Thanks for any info, im having trouble finding any that isnt for pool filters, and i have a terrible fungus gnat problem right now that i need to take care of today.
 

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Yes, it's the same stuff. The one I bought even said "food grade". It also said pure DE.
 

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Dont use too much in the medium


take care and be safe....
 

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4u2sm0ke said:
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I dont recomend wearing it:p


:ciao: RoseBud :48:
Actually, the web site says it's ok to wear it :hubba: It's also ok to take it internally (eat it) :w00t: I didn't see anything about breathing it, though :D

morethanalive.com/Diatomaceous-Earth-Food-Grade-Powder
 

Iron Emmett

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Thanks for the response guys, i appreciate it.

I ve been noticing a few gnats lately but i wasnt really concerned, i notice one of my ladies has way small buds than the other, clones from the same mother taken at the same time fed the same vegged the same etc etc, i water last night the larger female i see a few gnats fly out, the smaller stunty one, it was like a gnat storm, the entire top of the medium was white with writhing gnat maggots, there were thousands.

Problem is they are 6 weeks in flower so i gotta get this nailed down quick i guess.

Wish me luck with the D.E
 

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Water from the bottom and coat the whole top of the soil about 1/2 inch thick with the DE
 

Iron Emmett

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Hey ozz, i dunno if i can water from the bottom, im using Massproducers hempy buckets, but i can give it a shot. If not, they have the reservoir in the bottom which should keep em happy for a a week or so.
 

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just set the hempy bucket in water deeper than the holes in the bottom of your bucket. Just remember the DE only works when dry like others have said
 

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funny the girl at my not so local hydro shop said to mix it in the soil however i use it as a top coat and started watering from the bottom like others
 

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I top dress the soil with it. About 1/2"
 

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