J. Ray Chrétien
Don't get fooled
November 27, 2020
You can find "hydroton" on EBay but you may end up with a bag of lava rock pebbles. This is the real deal and if you are not sure the difference, these clay pebbles float, the lava pebbles dont.
You can see many comments about these being very "dusty", as you can see from the photo of the water after washing them off, it is nothing unusual about it. A bit of dust from rubbing together in the bag and it should be expected with real unglazed clay.
Another complaint is about all the "broken" pieces. While many are still usable, as you can see by the photo, I separated all the broken pieces into a 3" flower pot. As you can also see in a photo, the overall vast majority are not broken.
If you are looking at "Deep Water Cultures", one 10L bag should fill 4 8" net pots.
Great product and I would buy again if I end up needing more at any point.
November 19, 2020
je ne peux pas donner un 5 car je voulais des billes d'argile couleur terre cuite comme le pot. il n'y a pas moyen de parler avec le vendeur pour avoir des informations sur le produit. je pensais avoir un sac pesant et c'est hyper léger. j'ai du les passer sous l'eau car c'est noire poudreux .il est écrit 10L le sac sachant qu'1 litre correspond à un kg donc je m'attendais à ce que le sac pèse 10kg. j'étais très surprise. du coup je me suis demandée si c'était bien bon .le prix je le trouve élevé. .lorsque je regarde des vidéos de France les billes d'argile ne ressemblent pas à ce que j'ai commandé. j'aimerais bien savoir ce que j'AI COMMANDÉ. pourquoi ne peut on pas correspondre avec le vendeur?. je ne suis pas certaine de mon achat. avoir des informations serait l'idéal. je ne peux pas recommander un produit que je ne connais pas.
Has improved, and better then my previous pack
July 30, 2022
I didn't have to rinse too long for this batch. I'm very pleased ... I usually rinse them in small batches, per how much I need them over a strainer before transferring them to a bucket for soaking. I think also, the breakage and dust most likely has something to do with how people were handling them and how much it's been handled, like during transport, storing, shipping then delivery. If you think about it, these are made from clay, so what does people expect when they get clay balls in bulk, and shipped. Or people want the company to pack the balls like they would with glassware, packing each ball separately in shock proof styrofoam, and charge 10x the price you get now? If people want to review a product, think before you do so.
May 23, 2022
Please do your research on leca before using it and then writing negative reviews on a product you don’t know how to use!
This is some of the BEST leca I’ve ever used. It arrived well packaged and it was already damp in the bag which is what you want for leca. There was a good mix of smaller and larger pieces to work with.
ALWAYS rinse your leca and soak it before use!
The white stuff that appears on your leca ISNT mold - it’s mineral buildup!! This is why you’re supposed to flush your leca about once every week or so to get rid of this buildup! Make sure you’re using a full NPK fertilizer for your plants that are potted in leca!!
Very dirty and not the best
November 08, 2019
The amount of dirt and dust on these pellets is well alot even found bits of plant matter in the bag on the pellets. After 4 days of soaking hardly of any of the pellets want to sink which leads me to believe they arent ad porus or water retaining as hoped for. These pellets are incredibly alkaline and raises the ph high enough to kill well so far killed 4 seedlings but partially my fault to imporper ph adjustment but never had this issue with other brands of pebbles. Think ill be staying away from these ones for future!
May 24, 2022
I had never heard of this product before, until I purchased my present flower planters. It was recommended to use these 'clay balls' to absorb water and give drainage for the plants.
Easy to use. Gives thorough coverage to the bottom of the pot and so far is working very well. The flowers are very happy and growing well.
Pleased with my purchase and acquiring a new product for the summer garden.
November 29, 2020
I am using them in my terrarium for my face bottom and they are cheaper than the hydro balls and great variety of sizes for me and filled the space needed. They are dusty as to be expected but I wased them really well and have no issues with clouding the water. Very little broken balls. I am happy with my purchase. Be aware that some float and some are very large.
Best for bioactive!!
February 29, 2020
Absolutely love this for our bioactive vivarium. (Really wish I'd found this before I spent money on the zoo med brand. They're the size of peas and really heavy in the tanks.) This stuff is large size (think small cherries) super lightweight (so you can filter a big tank or viv and still move it around when needed and just as described. Highly recommend!!
Lots of damage
November 28, 2019
These seem like they will work well, but there were a LOT of damaged pellets in the bag. Big piles of dust at the bottom from all the pellets that had been crushed. If they were vacuum packed better that might be preventable, but there was a fair bit of air inside the bag which lets them bounce around during shipping/storage.
Some maintenance required
July 30, 2019
Pellets retain enough moisture so you are able to leave your tropical plants for a long period without having to worry about them. You do have to add liquid fertilizer. I planted my tropical in it and my plants are doing well. Cannot place in direct sun as pellets would get to hot
No customer reviews
You must be logged in to post a review