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OfflineShpongloid
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Air Exchange
    #1792245 - 08/08/03 03:28 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I've been looking around at many different sites for growing tips and procedures. One thing I always come across that is never defined well is the number of times one should exchange air in their terrarium or other growing chamber. I hear 1 time a day is perfectly fine, 3 times a day is the minimum, 1-3 times an hour, etcetera etcetera. What's the real deal or has nothing really been set in stone. Can anyone offer me an answer, minimum and optimum? Just in case you need to know, I will be using a 10 gallon aquarium, trying for 10 cakes (in case I lose some to contams) using perlite for humidity.

Thanks a bunch and all the best!


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Re: Air Exchange [Re: Shpongloid]
    #1792257 - 08/08/03 03:33 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

3 times a day


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Re: Air Exchange [Re: Shpongloid]
    #1792259 - 08/08/03 03:33 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

from what ive read so far 3-5 times a day is sufficient. you could lessen that with an air pump. someone correct me if im wrong please


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Re: Air Exchange [Re: floridaboi101]
    #1792262 - 08/08/03 03:35 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

air pump system is ideal for ghetto style works as well just more work


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Re: Air Exchange [Re: Shpongloid]
    #1792275 - 08/08/03 03:38 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

if you want definitive, consult the bible - TMC by Stamets:On Ps Cubensis:- primordia formation, cropping: 1 - 3 fresh air exchanges per hour. like a gentle breeze across the meadow.

this refers to replacing the entire volume of the growspace 1 - 3 times. so, 10 gallon aquarium = 10 - 30 gallons air per hour, assuming complete air replacement. so realistically, double this if it's just gonna be seeping in fresh air to mix with the stale.

hope this helped.

edit: in other words, you never have enough. more!  :laugh:


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Re: Air Exchange [Re: shirley knott]
    #1792283 - 08/08/03 03:41 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

A long as you can keep the humidity at the needed level you can't do it to much really. Use an air pump, hand fanning sucks big time.


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Re: Air Exchange [Re: Shpongloid]
    #1792292 - 08/08/03 03:43 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

this link will answer this, and many other questions .


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Re: Air Exchange [Re: deanofmean]
    #1792329 - 08/08/03 03:53 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Why does hand fanning suck so much? Alright, in the beginning, I was thinking of taking my old fish tank supplies and using an air pump, like putting one of those strip bubblers at the bottom of the tank in the perlite and water. If I did this, wouldn't I risk contamination from dirty air? Would this provide enough air exchange? I would still fan a couple times a day though. One more, would it keep the humidity up even with the pump in there?


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Re: Air Exchange [Re: Shpongloid]
    #1792335 - 08/08/03 03:56 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I believe i read that airstones can dry out the perlite quickly


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Re: Air Exchange [Re: Shpongloid]
    #1792336 - 08/08/03 03:56 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

hand fanning = wafting in dirty air (unless you run a hepa blower in your growroom).

automated air exchange =  :laugh: :thumbup: :spliff: :spliff: :spliff: :spliff: :mushroom2: 


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Re: Air Exchange [Re: floridaboi101]
    #1792341 - 08/08/03 03:57 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

and i think the hand fanning sux cuz u have to do it so many times.  prolly gets annoying to someone with low patience :wink:


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Re: Air Exchange [Re: floridaboi101]
    #1792349 - 08/08/03 03:59 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I was wondering...would a suspended pump and bubbler be a good idea? keeping humidity high without drying out the perlite...makes sense


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Re: Air Exchange [Re: Shpongloid]
    #1792352 - 08/08/03 04:00 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

all that is really needed is high rh, and a way for co2 to escape .
see The Chronic Tek


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Re: Air Exchange [Re: floridaboi101]
    #1793525 - 08/08/03 09:08 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

i use 2 double fishy pumps, u can NEVER have too much air...
one pump runs 2 bubble wands under my hydroton (it doesnt dry things out, infact it causes MORE humidity, and keeps water form being infected with crap)

and one double fishy pump runs 2 airtubes streched across the top of the terrarium (the tube has holes punched in it)

yay for automation
fanning sucks!
yay for autimation!

[typical american] "we need to close those boarders! those dang fish pumps are takin AMERICAN JOBS!"

[non-typical american] "um, americans dont want to hand fan terrariums 1-3 times an hour, so just let the dang fishpumps do it! open the boarders yay for migrant workers! yay for fishpumps!"

[hyp] <----has no clue what hes babbleing about



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Re: Air Exchange [Re: hyper_dermic]
    #1793537 - 08/08/03 09:11 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

neither do i :lol:


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