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OfflinePerk
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Perlite tech.
    #1437559 - 04/07/03 11:01 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

I've read many articles regarding the use of Perlite as a means of gaining optimum humidity for your grow chamber. I was curious so I have just begun my first trial run with this tech. I'm only using a small, 10 gal. aquarium as a test run. My question is: How long should it take for the chamber to get to the desired >95% humidity? It's been a day, and it is steady at 80%, but doesn't seem to increase. I soaked and drained the bag directly after opening so as not to inhale any dust, then put about 2 in. of perlite in the chamber. I proceded to add about 1/4 in. of water... Any help would be appreciated.


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Re: Perlite tech. [Re: Perk]
    #1437586 - 04/07/03 11:08 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

put a little more perlite and water in there
also is your hygrometer calibrated correctly?


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Re: Perlite tech. [Re: Perk]
    #1437622 - 04/07/03 11:20 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

What type of hygrometer do you have? A friend of mine bought an analog one (cheapy from a hardware store) and it broke (and froze solid) at about 80% humidity. Is there condensation on the walls of the terrarium?


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Re: Perlite tech. [Re: Funger]
    #1442929 - 04/09/03 01:57 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

It's called Zoo Med. Not too cheap; its made for reptile terrariums. There is condensation on all sides of the aquarium however. Help????


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Re: Perlite tech. [Re: Perk]
    #1442940 - 04/09/03 02:00 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

chill your hygrometer is a peice.
your terrarium is at 95-100% in all likelyhood




at least thats what kramer says


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Re: Perlite tech. [Re: Perk]
    #1442946 - 04/09/03 02:02 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)


Get one of these babies and perilite will become obsolete . Cousin IT has one hooked up to three 10 gal tanks and has no need for perilite , save lots of space .


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Re: Perlite tech. [Re: tripndicular]
    #1442963 - 04/09/03 02:07 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

how much does it cost?


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Re: Perlite tech. [Re: ]
    #1443102 - 04/09/03 02:43 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

20 $ , plus a pump . Cousin IT bought a pump that is for a30 - 80 gal tank , it has a variable adjustment . Hell , having hard time keeping humidity down during pin set , need to invest in tanks that have holes cut in bottom , this would remove need to fan to remove co2, and aid in lowering RH , or a timer (sorry for rambling about things needed to improove system ) . He is so happy he went to this little item . By the way you get them at PETSMART in the reptile area . Drill hole in top(lid for your tank ) to attach fitting for tubing , and away you go . Keep peroxidated , distilled water in it , and you'lll never have to clean it , unless you get nasties real bad .
I'll try to get more detailed photos for you , if you'd like , just keep in touch and PM me to remind me to get camera and do so .
Good Luck
PS what are you using for a lid ?


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