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Re: Kanuma and Akadama now in stock

Postby kcpoole » August 6th, 2017, 1:37 pm

Just have picked up the latest delivery to restock

The supplier did not have as much Fine grade Akadama in stock, so I have got in some bags of Very fine graded as well.

Very fine Akadama is recommended for Shohin size trees. Grant prefers this size for his own propagating mix
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To complement that grade I also have in stock 25KG bags of 1-4 mm Pumice. This is manufactured by Ausperl and is a by product of making Perlite. it is mineralogically identical to natural pumice and is a 1 for one replacement but is smaller particle size ( great for seed raising / shohin sise trees)


Prices are
$28 for Akadama and Kanuma 15L bag
$30 for Pumice 1-7mm natural or 1-4mm UXP (unexpanded Perlite)

Delivery can be arranged via Sendle to most places in OZ
$22 for a 10KG pack ( 2 x Kanuma)
$28 for a 25KG pack ( 2 x Akadama or 1 Pumice)

As usual send me a PM and we can arrange delivery or pickup

Ken
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Re: Kanuma and Akadama now in stock

Postby kcpoole » August 18th, 2017, 4:35 pm

Just a heads up to all that I am just about out of fine grade Akadama,
The suppliers could not send the amount of that grade I wanted so had to get extra fine instead. ( not sure when they might get more in :-()
If you have shohin size tree then Extra fine grade be ideal.

I have lots of the other sizes and all grades of Kanuma available

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Re: Kanuma and Akadama now in stock

Postby aussieant32 » September 17th, 2017, 6:20 pm

Hi Mate

Just wondering if you have any Akadamia left?

Probably after a medium sort of grade as it will have a few purposes.

Cheers pal
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Re: Kanuma and Akadama now in stock

Postby kcpoole » September 17th, 2017, 6:46 pm

aussieant32 wrote:Hi Mate

Just wondering if you have any Akadamia left?

Probably after a medium sort of grade as it will have a few purposes.

Cheers pal

Yep sure do :-)
I have ultra fine, Medium and Coarse grades in stock.
How much a5re you after?
Send me PM and let me know.

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Re: Kanuma and Akadama now in stock

Postby aussieant32 » September 17th, 2017, 6:48 pm

will do, thanks mate
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Re: Kanuma and Akadama now in stock

Postby RB47 » March 9th, 2018, 8:56 am

Hi

Have you any Akadama in stock now and if so what is cost?

Thanks
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Re: Kanuma and Akadama now in stock

Postby kcpoole » March 20th, 2018, 1:50 pm

As far as I know Akadama is akin to "Unobtanium" here at the moment as the previous supplier in Perth has run out and did not import any more :-(

After searching around, I have just received Quotes on a container load of Akadama and Kanuma, and costs shipping thereof and will be bringing in to Sydney myself in due course
The bigger issue at the moment I have been advised buy the supplier that due to a unseasonably cold winter in Japan, no Akadama has been mined and will not be available for another 3- 4 months still :o

Stay tuned and I will update everyone when I have more info but Unless the moon falls, I will have some later in the year

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Re: Kanuma and Akadama now in stock

Postby PeachSlices » March 20th, 2018, 9:46 pm

Good job Ken

Cant wait to get some akadama.

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Re: Kanuma and Akadama now in stock

Postby Kevin » March 21st, 2018, 1:46 pm

Hello Ken,

kcpoole wrote:After searching around, I have just received Quotes on a container load of Akadama and Kanuma, and costs shipping thereof and will be bringing in to Sydney myself in due course
Ken

:lost: I'm befuddled how it's possible to import a container load of foreign soils into Australia, when it's illegal to do so.
A quick google search (attached below) confirms Australia's position on bringing foreign soils into Australia.

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/ent ... -clay-back

Are the Japanese soils which are exported from Japan treated in Japan to meet Australian regulations or is it the importers responsibility (as noted in the above 'Australian Home Affairs' website). :?:

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Re: Kanuma and Akadama now in stock

Postby kcpoole » March 21st, 2018, 2:13 pm

Kevin wrote:Hello Ken,

kcpoole wrote:After searching around, I have just received Quotes on a container load of Akadama and Kanuma, and costs shipping thereof and will be bringing in to Sydney myself in due course
Ken

:lost: I'm befuddled how it's possible to import a container load of foreign soils into Australia, when it's illegal to do so.
A quick google search (attached below) confirms Australia's position on bringing foreign soils into Australia.

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/ent ... -clay-back

Are the Japanese soils which are exported from Japan treated in Japan to meet Australian regulations or is it the importers responsibility (as noted in the above 'Australian Home Affairs' website). :?:

Kevin

Akadama and Kanuma are not "Soils"
They are respectively Low Fired / dried Clay and Pumice.
Hard Pumice is imported from New Zealand and sold thru Ausperl,

IMHO not much different than importing Rocks and pots as they are all inert but lets see what they say when I go thru the paperwork

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Re: Kanuma and Akadama now in stock

Postby Kevin » March 21st, 2018, 3:00 pm

Thanks for the explanation Ken,

It makes sense to me now.
I was unaware of the 'Firing' process. I imagine the firing of the minerals would kill any lurking pathogens.

Good luck with your endeavours.

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Re: Kanuma and Akadama now in stock

Postby shibui » March 21st, 2018, 5:29 pm

I was not aware that akadama or kanuma were fired. I believe these are naturally occurring substances that are mined in Japan and as such could be contaminated with soils and other pathogens. Both are the result of natural clay deposits being heated by volcanic activity which turns the water to steam and effectively 'pops' the clay particles. The heat then hardens the clay to produce the final product in the ground. As this is a natural product produced at random there are various qualities and a range of expansion and hardening.
I assume that imports would be fumigated before being allowed through quarantine but as Ken says, that's up to AQUIS.

Perlite is a similar man made product (steam puffed clay) produced under ideal conditions so quality can be controlled.

Pumice is formed when lava comes in contact with water and puffs up and sets hard full of air bubbles. Again it is a natural product that is collected from the environment and would be contaminated with other natural substances. It would almost certainly be fumigated before or as it enters Australia.
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Re: Kanuma and Akadama now in stock

Postby delalaym » April 28th, 2018, 8:31 am

Hi,

I'm looking for Kanuma. From the post, it seems like you are out of akadama but wasn't sure about the Kanuma :-)
Do you have any left?

Thanks!

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Re: Kanuma and Akadama now in stock

Postby kcpoole » June 7th, 2018, 12:45 am

Just an update,
I have placed my order this week for Akadama and Kanuma Shipment from Japan so expect delivery hopefully by the end of winter ( Just in time for Spring repotting :fc:
I will advise later when I have firm shipping dates and will be taking preorders so we can expedite delivery.

Send me and Email or PM so if you are interested so i can keep track :-)

I have customs import Certificates lined up and all should be fine to get the shipment off the docks with little delay which wil be nice.

Final pricing to be confirmed once in my Warehouse so stay tuned :-)


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Re: Kanuma and Akadama now in stock

Postby Stenno » June 7th, 2018, 7:38 am

Interested, PM sent.
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