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Offlineihavefingers
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i'm getting pissed....
    #1527649 - 05/07/03 03:16 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

this perlite humidity just isn't working for me...

so far i've tried out three different chambers
different ratios of perlite to water and damp perlite with dry perlite.

but i can't get it over 60% damnit!!!

do i need to put it on a heating pad or something so the water will evaporate?!

my room temp is like 73F and that's a good temp for pinning right?

i don't understand why this isn't working
and i've read the perlite teks

it shouldn't be this hard, damn me!


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Re: i'm getting pissed.... [Re: ihavefingers]
    #1527656 - 05/07/03 03:18 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

your hygrometer is broken. wet perlite gives consistently 90% + in a sealed tub.


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Re: i'm getting pissed.... [Re: ihavefingers]
    #1527660 - 05/07/03 03:19 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

use more perlite. the method i use is just take your bag of perlite. fill it with water and let it sit for around 15 minunutes then poke holes in that bag to let the water drain out and then after 20 minutes or so squeeze and tighten bag to drainout the water. take a cup or something and scoop this moistened perlite into your fruiting chamber to a depth of about 1" and that should definately make your container 99% or aruond there. make sure you have the top covered with something so it can hold the humidity.


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Re: i'm getting pissed.... [Re: ihavefingers]
    #1527661 - 05/07/03 03:19 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

your humidity gage might be off try calabrating it to see if its over or under what it should be .


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Re: i'm getting pissed.... [Re: growmore]
    #1527686 - 05/07/03 03:25 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

right now i have it in a cooler, with about an inch of moistened perlite...

i don't know how to calibrate the digital ones...


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