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    #11350704 - 10/30/09 11:19 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

i have a pump set up. the humidity has been at 100% from the very beginning. my cakes started pinning then they aborted. i thought maybe my hygrometer was fucked up and the cakes went dry and thats why they aborted. so i dunked and rolled again. when i put them back into the f.c. i added a couple more cakes. the cakes where covered with condensation, like any piece of myc. that was sticking out had a big water droplet on it. when they started to pin they again aborted. so i am trying to figure out how to get my humidity down cause i have a shitload of pins this time around. i am going to cry  if they abort. right now my humidity is at 98%. but the cakes still look soaked? wtf?


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Re: humidity issues [Re: hardcorekid83]
    #11350725 - 10/30/09 11:25 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

What kind of hygrometer? How did you calibrate it?
When you say "pump setup", could you be more specific? And/or post pics?


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Re: humidity issues [Re: hardcorekid83]
    #11350726 - 10/30/09 11:25 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

you want high 90's close to 100% for cakes. Sounds like you need to fan more


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Re: humidity issues [Re: Shea25]
    #11350875 - 10/30/09 12:00 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

ok, doc, i can post some pics but not till tonight.basically i have a100 g. pump running into a filter that runs into a 12 inch bubbler stone in the bottom of my f.c. the f.c is, im going to gues and say about a 30qt. give or take. i have predrilled holes around the top of the fruiting chamber. there is a single row of them the whole way around the f.c. i bought it that way from a sponsor who specifically said not to drill any more. although it is meant to be used as a monotub and not a pmp. i did this set up because i really dont have time to fan.i work ten hour days. go to school and i am an athlete. i basically dont have time to sleep, literally.


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Re: humidity issues [Re: hardcorekid83]
    #11350883 - 10/30/09 12:03 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

oh, and its a digi hyg. i went to get a analog like you said before but i couldnt find one. so i just bought a more expensive digi. oh and i found out the other one was right the whole time, i was just reading it wrong cause i am a retard. its accurate. they both are.


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Re: humidity issues [Re: hardcorekid83]
    #11350895 - 10/30/09 12:06 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Is it getting enough fresh air?! I experience some wierd looking aborts under stuffy conditions..


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Re: humidity issues [Re: botanisthype]
    #11351407 - 10/30/09 02:03 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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Is it getting enough fresh air?! I experience some wierd looking aborts under stuffy conditions..



i think so, i mean i have a hundred gallon air pump flowing through a bubbler stone. its pushin out a shitload of bubbles.


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Re: humidity issues [Re: hardcorekid83]
    #11351878 - 10/30/09 03:12 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

if your not fanning automation alone is usually not enough
and you will get a better yield if you fan anyway
fresh air is MOST important when pinning/fruiting
if you dont fan, dont expect great results...thats for any automated setup


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Re: humidity issues [Re: CamKron]
    #11352143 - 10/30/09 03:56 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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if your not fanning automation alone is usually not enough
and you will get a better yield if you fan anyway
fresh air is MOST important when pinning/fruiting
if you dont fan, dont expect great results...thats for any automated setup



so listen, if i fan at 6am(when i leave for work) and then at like 7pm and before i go to bed, plus the pmp during the day, do you think that will be enough?


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Re: humidity issues [Re: hardcorekid83]
    #11352413 - 10/30/09 04:46 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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so listen, if i fan at 6am(when i leave for work) and then at like 7pm and before i go to bed, plus the pmp during the day, do you think that will be enough?




yep, you should definately notice some improvement


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Re: humidity issues [Re: CamKron]
    #11353606 - 10/30/09 08:01 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Three to four air exchanges per hour are recommended.  An aquarium pump is going to have a hard time delivering that without drying out your cakes.

Without proper fresh air, your cakes can't dry out partially between mistings, nor can your pins.  Standing water on pins is a major cause of aborts, and evaporation of moisture from the substrate is a major pinning trigger.  Both requires fresh air, while maintaining high humidity.  I'd suggest a shotgun terrarium.
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