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Coco Fiber question
#1

Hey guys! As some of you know, I'm starting construction on my viv and am doing it the foam-backed way according black jungle. I've made great progress, but have a question...

I rehydrated some coco fiber and for some reason i CANNOT get it to dry out! I've had it spread out with a fan on it for HOURS and HOURS and it's still cool and damp!

This may be a silly question, but does it have to be TOTALLY dry to adhere to the silicone? And if so, any suggestions on how I can speed this process up? My A.D.D. is already giving me enough problems with this looooong construction process! LOL

Thanks guys!

Jason
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#2

put it in the oven, on a backing sheet or in a roasting pan put the oven on 250 and leave it in there for a while stir it every 5 or 10 minutes untl it's dry. it wont stick if not totally dry.
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#3

Wow, Paul! Great suggestion... Thank you so much!

PGB Wrote:put it in the oven, on a backing sheet or in a roasting pan put the oven on 250 and leave it in there for a while stir it every 5 or 10 minutes untl it's dry. it wont stick if not totally dry.
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#4

No problem forgive my spelling and typing doing 5 things at once
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#5

Just in case anyone else reads this and needs a tip, I've found that the shallower your fiber is, the better, obviously...

Oh, and I also found that upping the temp to 300 and cracking the oven door made it go a little faster...

Added bonus: my kitchen smells like roasting coffee!

Jason
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#6

takes more steps if it's shallow i use a 3 inch deep pan and just stir it around. but your right it does smell some what like roasting coffee.
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#7

Is there any cons to using peat moss in this method?
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#8

I've use peat moss once or twice and it works the same so i guess it's just personal preferance.
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