Shipping

Please check the shipping address listed in your paypal transaction as you check out! If that address is wrong contact me ASAP since I pack and ship orders quickly and I do it based on the address paypal gives me. I prefer you have a confirmed paypal address since unconfirmed addresses mean I need to confirm the shipping address with you (this takes time and can delay shipping.) If you get an e-mail from me with a subject like Re: Payment received from your e-mail@your e-mail.com it is me trying to confirm something about your order before I can ship, please open it and respond if you want your order shipped asap.

I do not earn money on the shipping. The paypal calculator is not very flexible so if it over charges you for shipping, I will refund the difference. There is a place on paypal where you can add instructions about shipping (for instance if the shipping address is a business address according to UPS/Fed Ex it might allow me to save you money on shipping for certain products if I know about it, otherwise I have to assume residential shipping. If you add your phone number there I can use your phone number if I ship via Fed Ex for certain products and they can call you if there is an issue with delivery.)

If Paypal doesn't charge you for shipping, it is probably because you are in another country or someplace I don't normally ship to, I will be contacting you about it since I will need to find out the shipping costs to your location and send you an invoice for the shipping or refund your order if I can not ship to you or if you don't want to pay the shipping. I normally Sell in the USA but have occasionally shipped packages internationally.

Plants and Fish I only sell in Florida at this time and I am not set up to ship fish yet.

Return and Refund Policy

I try very hard to quickly answer questions about products before the sale. If you are uncertain about a product please ask, I want to make sure that what you buy is what you need and what will actually work for you.

If you buy a product and change your mind about it later and want to return it, I will have to charge a re-stocking fee and I can only accept returns on unused items. I can only make refunds for 60 days after the purchase through paypal. I do not refund the shipping or pay return shipping unless the reason for the return is on my end.

Please contact me for instructions before returning anything. If I'm not expecting something to come back, I won't know what to do with it if it actually makes it to me. Some packages are shipped direct from the manufacturer and simply mailing something back to them won't get you a refund.

If there is a problem with a product, please contact me so we can work something out. Some items are covered by warranty.

Capillary Matting

Capillary Matting, also known as wicking fabric or spreader mat can evenly dispense moisture to the bottoms of plant containers that rest on it. This can be a terrifically easy way to keep seed starting media properly moist while the seeds germinate and until it is time to plant them out. All one needs is a water proof surface to place the wicking fabric on and a container of water that is a little bit lower than the surface the capillary matting is on. For example, one might cover a counter top with plastic to protect it and then spread out a piece of pre-moistened wicking fabric on it, hanging one edge down into the sink. Fill the sink with water and place your seeds on it and they will stay moist as long as there is enough water in the sink to be wicked up by the fabric (the capillary matting must be touching the water.)

Why not just place a container of water next to the fabric on the counter top and lift an edge of the spreader mat up into it? Well gravity would cause the spreader mat to siphon the higher container dry and the capillary matting would not be able to hold all the water so it would likely leak off the plastic causing a mess and then leave the plants to dry out once the water held in the spreader mat was used up. I’ve tried this and it is amazing how well the capillary matting does at siphoning but this doesn’t really help keep the plants watered.

The spreader mat can even be used in a bath to keep plants watered during a vacation. Wet the capillary matting and then spread out on the bottom of the tub. Place plants and then set the tap so it just drips on the matting enough to keep it moist but not so much as to waist water. The spreader mat will evenly distribute the moisture without over watering the plants.

I have been making use of Capillary matting in my aquaponics systems for starting seeds and keeping small container plants watered.
Here is a picture of a neglected raft in my aquaponics system that is keeping some small pepper plants watered.

Capillary Matting on neglected raft

Capillary Matting on neglected raft

The matting simply rests on the foam raft and hangs into the water on the edge, this also happens to protect the raft from the sun.

Capillary Matting edge over foam raft

Capillary Matting edge over foam raft

I have also used the matting on a lined shelf with the edge hanging over into a trough of aquaponic water for starting seeds in peat pellets or other small seed starting media.

Capillary Matting install

Capillary Matting install

Capillary Matting install edge

Capillary Matting install edge

Capillary Matting install 2

Capillary Matting install 2

Capillary Matting

Capillary Matting

Dry capillary matting edge

Dry capillary matting edge

Capillary Matting must be soaked and completely wet/rinsed before being spread out to do it’s job and then must not be allowed to dry out or it will need to be re-soaked to work.
Capillary Matting
NEW Smaller Size

48″ by 18″ for $5.99
S&H $5.60 (in continental US)





Capillary Matting
Large

48″ by 36″ for $11.95
S&H $5.95 (in continental US)





If paypal charges too much for shipping in the continental US, I will refund you the difference, please let me know, I’ve found that I can’t enter a set price for shipping in the US and a different one outside the US so I have to go by weight and the calculator doesn’t give me enough choices so I generally have to let it over charge and I can refund back the difference.
I can cut other sizes. I keep 4′ wide rolls in stock and can cut to length. Contact me for a quote for custom sizes.

Capillary Matting Instructions.
Thoroughly soak matting and place on water resistant surface with the edge hanging in water no more than 2 inches below the surface.

If using in an Aquaponics system, rinse the matting well before using in the system to remove residues from the matting that might otherwise cause Bubbles in the system.

If you are interested in other sizes let me know and I’ll see what I can do for you.

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