Substrate

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Substrate

Post by Hermie escape artist » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:24 pm

Um my sand smells really wired ..... I'm worried ... I just set up a new tat... and put all new sand .... just because .... and it took me forever ...... but it smells wired !

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Post by aussieJJDude » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:05 pm

What exactly does it smell like?

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Re: Substrate

Post by Hermie escape artist » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:33 pm

aussieJJDude wrote:What exactly does it smell like?

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I have no idea ... it's the sand !

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Post by GotButterflies » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:38 pm

Is it just sand, or is it sand mixed with EE? Is it mixed with dechlorinated msw or dechlorinated fw?
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Post by aussieJJDude » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:42 pm

Hermie escape artist wrote:
aussieJJDude wrote:What exactly does it smell like?

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I have no idea ... it's the sand !

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If it just smells like sand... its pretty normal.

Does it smell industrious - like oil or machinery?
Wet? Stale? Without describing it, I really cant help out much.

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Re: Substrate

Post by Hermie escape artist » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:52 pm

GotButterflies wrote:Is it just sand, or is it sand mixed with EE? Is it mixed with dechlorinated msw or dechlorinated fw?
Sand and EE and I put salt water this time .... ! Alot I mean it the right consistency but ! It's like almost 200 pounds

I've had a ee mix with sand before never smelled nothing ... smells strong and wired

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Post by Hermie escape artist » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:53 pm

aussieJJDude wrote:
Hermie escape artist wrote:
aussieJJDude wrote:What exactly does it smell like?

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I have no idea ... it's the sand !

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If it just smells like sand... its pretty normal.

Does it smell industrious - like oil or machinery?
Wet? Stale? Without describing it, I really cant help out much.

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No could it be the salt water .. maybe read below I explained what it is ... ya I'm sorry about the explanation.. idk how to describe it ... doesnt ... not like a cleaning product but strong like it .. but nothing like a cleaning product IDK

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Post by GotButterflies » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:54 pm

Hermie escape artist wrote:
GotButterflies wrote:Is it just sand, or is it sand mixed with EE? Is it mixed with dechlorinated msw or dechlorinated fw?
Sand and EE and I put salt water this time .... ! Alot I mean it the right consistency but ! It's like almost 200 pounds

I've had a ee mix with sand before never smelled nothing ... smells strong and wired

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I'm sure it is fine - You probably just aren't used to it! It's an earthy smell that takes some getting used to! :)
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Post by aussieJJDude » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:56 pm

Could it be the dechlorinated water - if you use prime, it can smell pretty off!

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Re: Substrate

Post by Hermie escape artist » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:01 pm

GotButterflies wrote:
Hermie escape artist wrote:
GotButterflies wrote:Is it just sand, or is it sand mixed with EE? Is it mixed with dechlorinated msw or dechlorinated fw?
Sand and EE and I put salt water this time .... ! Alot I mean it the right consistency but ! It's like almost 200 pounds

I've had a ee mix with sand before never smelled nothing ... smells strong and wired

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I'm sure it is fine - You probably just aren't used to it! It's an earthy smell that takes some getting used to! :)
The old sand I had smelled earthy this is not earthy almost like chemical smell But not

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Post by GotButterflies » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:02 pm

I would think it is the ee. EE always smells weird to me when I first wet it. IDK...
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Re: Substrate

Post by Hermie escape artist » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:05 pm

aussieJJDude wrote:Could it be the dechlorinated water - if you use prime, it can smell pretty off!

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Maybe idk ! Last time I didn't know we were supoose to use safe water so I used reg ... smell strong almost like a chemical but not
.. just weird off smell just worried ... he hasnt dug around yet ... he walks around and stuff but hasnt dug and just worried that all

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Re: Substrate

Post by Hermie escape artist » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:06 pm

GotButterflies wrote:I would think it is the ee. EE always smells weird to me when I first wet it. IDK...
Same lol ! I GOT MY PACKAGE FROM YOU SO EXCITED !!!! will message u more tomorrow about it hehe THANKS

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Post by GotButterflies » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:13 am

It could just be everything mixed all together :) Don't be worried!! Your hermie is probably just getting used to it too!! :)

Yay! Glad you got your package! :)
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Re: Substrate

Post by Hermie escape artist » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:59 am

GotButterflies wrote:It could just be everything mixed all together :) Don't be worried!! Your hermie is probably just getting used to it too!! :)

Yay! Glad you got your package! :)
Imageya sounds like nothing to worry about kk thanks !!!

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