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how much does a brick of coir expand to?
    #648871 - 12/01/12 11:46 AM (4 years, 2 months ago)

the standard bricks, made by general hydro. I'm kinda feeling under the weather and I have a friend going by the hydro store. I need to fill some 3-5 gallon buckets and I'm not sure how many bricks to tell him to get.

also, I have some buckets to grow in that used to have cat litter. I cleaned them up real good but they are yellow. you think they let too much light into the roots?


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Re: how much does a brick of coir expand to? [Re: A To The K]
    #648873 - 12/01/12 12:23 PM (4 years, 2 months ago)

what is a standard brick of coir to you?  They sell a brick for 11$ that would be more than enough to fill some buckets that size.

If you're worried about light getting through, just wrap the bucket up in some duct tape.


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Re: how much does a brick of coir expand to? [Re: coda]
    #648883 - 12/01/12 02:25 PM (4 years, 2 months ago)

If they're around the same size as the Eco-Earth coir bricks, when hydrating/mixing coir for substrate, one brick always filled the 3 gallon bucket I used up close to the rim.

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Re: how much does a brick of coir expand to? [Re: resincoatedlungs]
    #648885 - 12/01/12 02:34 PM (4 years, 2 months ago)

he just called and said all they had was an 11 pound brick...I wonder how much that expands to.

thanks for the replies.


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Re: how much does a brick of coir expand to? [Re: A To The K]
    #648887 - 12/01/12 03:04 PM (4 years, 2 months ago)

11 pounds = 4,989.52 grams

One 650g brick (fully hydrated) nearly filled a three-gallon bucket.

Depending on how hydrated it is, how compact, etc. it should fill (4,989.52 / 650) somewhere around 7.7 three-gallon buckets.



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Re: how much does a brick of coir expand to? [Re: resincoatedlungs]
    #648892 - 12/01/12 04:07 PM (4 years, 2 months ago)

awesome. if that's right it should last me the whole season.

unless I decide to try 5 gallons...


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Re: how much does a brick of coir expand to? [Re: A To The K]
    #648973 - 12/02/12 12:29 AM (4 years, 2 months ago)

yah man sounds like the same one I buy. One brick is just about enough to get me through two harvests.  I run 4, 3 gallon, buckets.


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