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OfflineEkstaza
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Re: Poor mans pod. [Re: Magash]
    #1766980 - 07/31/03 05:33 PM (20 years, 10 months ago)

I must be a part of this wonderful thread so I'll just say that when I get a chance I'm going to build myself my very own wonderfully wonderful Poor Man's Pod.


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Re: Poor mans pod. [Re: Skaloser]
    #1767002 - 07/31/03 05:40 PM (20 years, 10 months ago)

I setup the pod and filled it with 10:1 H2O2:H2O. Underneath the perlite is one of these:



It's a small, square pod, using a 10" variety of that airstone accessory running diagonally from corner to corner. It doesn't seem to be offering much air. There are bubbles rising through the perlite layer, but they are few and not very rapid. It sounds like a pot of soup on a very low simmer.

I suppose the low air flow could have to do with my pump. I maintain a 10 gallon aquarium, with a bubble curtain connected to a pump rated for 10 gallon aquariums. To supply my pod with air, I used a two-way hose connector and a flow regulator to supply air to both the pod and the aquarium. The flow regulator is set in such a way that air is favoured toward the pod, but this seems not to be enough. I'm not certain if I wish to spend money on a larger pump.

How much air should I be observing through the perlite? Should it be a bubbly frenzy, a mild splutter, or that which I described? Can I get away with low airflow, so long as it is constant?


Edit: btw, I really recommend silicon airline tubing. It is very flexible, and doesn't try to coil back up on you, lifing your air stone out from under your perlite/geolite. It's the same price or cheaper, and will save you a lot of hassle.


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Re: Poor mans pod. [Re: Ped]
    #1767508 - 07/31/03 09:33 PM (20 years, 10 months ago)

your gonna need a new pump fo' sure
get something BIG BIG BIG...
atleast a DOUBLE fishy pump

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Re: Poor mans pod. [Re: Ped]
    #1768117 - 08/01/03 01:21 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

You want a pump that can exchange the full amount of your chamber 2 to 3 times per hour. Sounds like a lot but remember as long as the humidity is up you don't have to worry about to much air exchange. remember these things live outside.


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Re: Poor mans pod. [Re: Magash]
    #1768835 - 08/01/03 09:41 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

the never ending threeeeeead
nah nah nah
nah nah nah
nah nah nah

i love this thread!

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Re: Poor mans pod. [Re: BatFly]
    #1768939 - 08/01/03 10:38 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

Okay. I bought a pump rated for 5 gallon aquariums and took my aquarium off the line. The aquarium is running on the smaller pump (which actually looks a lot better than it did), and the pod on the previous pump. Air flow has increased significantly. Birthing in three or four days.



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Re: Poor mans pod. [Re: Ped]
    #1769055 - 08/01/03 11:21 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

Ped I bought the EXACT same air stones and they just plain fucking suck! You're pobably going to have to shell out a few more bucks and buy a bubble wand.


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Re: Poor mans pod. [Re: Flux]
    #1769383 - 08/01/03 12:53 PM (20 years, 10 months ago)

:crazy2:  Haha, yeah I felt the same way when I tested mine out in the sink.  Bubbles came out of three spots instead of all through.  I was pretty irritated.  I stabbed at it with a pin for a while, and that seemed to help.  I have two bubble wands in my aquarium right now, and they're fantastic.  The bullshit stone I already have sunk underneath all the wet perlite.  I really don't feel like fighting with that stuff any more than I have to.  It's a small pod, I think this will be okay. 

Serves me right for trying to pinch pennies!

   


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Re: Poor mans pod. [Re: Ped]
    #1769771 - 08/01/03 02:20 PM (20 years, 10 months ago)

5 gallons??
Hmm depending on the size of your pod that may not be enuff...
i have a 50 and an 80 running in mine....
about standard rubbermaid size...

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Re: Poor mans pod. [Re: hyper_dermic]
    #1769822 - 08/01/03 02:32 PM (20 years, 10 months ago)

The 5 gallon pump is running on the 10 gallon aqaurium. The 10 gallon pump is running on the single air stone. The pod is large enough to fit four cakes, five if I make it tight. It is very small. I just can't afford to spend sixty dollars on god damn air pumps.


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Re: Poor mans pod. [Re: Ped]
    #1769864 - 08/01/03 02:41 PM (20 years, 10 months ago)

o i c, your chamber is small then.....

my setup is a bit excessive perhaps, but cubies LOVE fresh air, they absolutely adore it.

and i have some pan cyans comin up, so im gonna need all the air i can get....

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Re: Poor mans pod. [Re: Ped]
    #1769902 - 08/01/03 02:49 PM (20 years, 10 months ago)

The Profile 5500 works great for most rubbermaid pods.

pump
20.00





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Re: Poor mans pod. [Re: Magash]
    #1772653 - 08/02/03 11:26 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

This is one of the most amazing MC threads of all time!

Started 2/12/03 and has been on the front page for almost 7 months!

Hats off to Magash!

I bow to your greatness, oh retired one! :lol:


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Re: Poor mans Pod [Re: Magash]
    #1777830 - 08/04/03 09:52 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

Sorry about chiming in late - I only now found this thread and have just got done reading every single post. You ROCK!

I have a few (probably stupid) questions for you:

1) I recall in the pf tek and the MMGG that they recommended shielding the cakes from the fine mist generated by the air bubblers. Is that not really an issue with this setup? Was (is) the pf tek wrong about that part? Do the cakes ever get too moist?

2) What's the deal with the bell cloche?? Does it factor into this setup at all and if so, how?

mucho thanks for this great setup.



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Re: Poor mans Pod [Re: jimsuzo]
    #1778091 - 08/04/03 11:58 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

Naw it doesn't factor in. The water shouldn't be splashing onto the cakes.

The bell cloche doesn't factor in. Used in making a smaller pod.


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Re: Poor mans Pod [Re: Magash]
    #1782933 - 08/05/03 07:34 PM (20 years, 10 months ago)

Okay. I dropped a lot more cash and re-did the whole shpaz.



This is a "dual-chamber poor-pod", a ridiculous idea I put together for the sake of asthetics. It is comprised of two 11" deep, 24" wide Sterlite containers, two 9" AirCurtain (Hagen) flexible air diffusing tubes, a Rena 300 air pump with silicon tubing, a flow controller, and a Y hose connector.

Each chamber has it's own perlite layer, air diffuser and exhaust holes. The exhaust holes are on the side near the top of either chamber , and are plugged with cotton. The two chambers are connected with three 6" long 1" wide pieces of non-standard ultra-deep aquarium tubing. Each tube has a clamp fitted on it to open or close it as desired. All holes are sealed with hot glue.

Why two chambers? It looks damn cool, I think. More practically, though, it's expandable, depending on your plans. My plans. No, there's no practical reason for this at all.

At the bottom of the pod is a perlite layer filled with 20:1 H2O:H2O2. Each chamber requires about two liters of this mixture.


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Re: Poor mans pod. [Re: BatFly]
    #1796880 - 08/09/03 10:58 PM (20 years, 10 months ago)

shameless bump


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Re: Poor mans pod. [Re: george castanza]
    #1797222 - 08/10/03 01:34 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

megash, just curious, about how much did that lighting setup in your pod picture cost?


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Re: Poor mans pod. [Re: Magash]
    #1797389 - 08/10/03 03:42 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

OK - I've got my pod set up.  Plastic tub - check.  Geolite - check.  Air wands + mega output air pump - check.  Hole in top - check.  :tongue2:

I HAVE ONLY ONE MORE QUESTION:  What is the deal with the light you have on top?  I was under the impression that the shrooms don't need an extra light source - that ambient light is sufficient.  Obviously you feel the need for the extra lighting.  Can you please elaborate on the reason(s) why you've installed the extra lighting?

thanks again for the great set-up! 


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Re: Poor mans pod. [Re: jimsuzo]
    #1797616 - 08/10/03 08:06 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

There's no need for a light source, but having a blue-spectrum grow helps making mushrooms pin, its also been said that 6 hours of blue-spectrum light a day makes for longer, thicker stems and broader caps.

So no, you dont need it, but it could help.

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