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questions concerning poor mans pod
    #2316602 - 02/09/04 03:36 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Ok, here we go...
After putting about an inch and a half of hydroton in the bottom I add the water/peroxide(10/1) mix...now, how much should go in. I read somewhere that it should be an inch from the top, but I can't see the liquid rise so should I just fill it with the water/peroxide mix up to about a half an inch then put in the one and half inches of hydroton? I'm concerned about putting too much.
Another thing, I have purchased two airstones plus the tropical aire humidifier. I planned on hooking one of the two outlets on my air pump to the tropic and other one to both airstones. I am now under the impression that the tropic might be unnecessary and that I should devote both of the pump outlets to the air stones and forget about the tropic. Thoughts please. ...and, if I were to leave both the stones and tropic apart of the system, how should I run the pump, continuously, hourly intervals ...lets say 3 or 4 times a day? ...or maybe devote the air pump I have to the stones and leave it on all day and get another pump to run the tropic in intervals. If I do toss the tropic, should I run the pump to the stones all day or set it to the timer and pump the air out 3 or 4 times a day for and hour or an hour and a half at a time? My thinking is that the airstones in the hydroton will provide enough air exchange and humidity that I can leave out the tropic aire, but I am still foggy at about how long I should run the pump and how often....its a 55 gallon rubber maid and the pump says it can pump about 200 liters an hour....your thoughts are needed thanks.......CH
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Re: questions concerning poor mans pod [Re: ClusterHead]
    #2318388 - 02/09/04 05:32 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

For the poorman?s pod you want 3 to 4 inches of hydroton and add water until a half inch to a inch from the top of that.

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Re: questions concerning poor mans pod [Re: ClusterHead]
    #2318767 - 02/09/04 07:28 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

My cousins PMP is 10x15x10 and holds 6 cakes. There is
about 2" geolite and 1 1/2" H2O. Airpump is on 24Hrs, only
light is natural thru a transparent top. There is also a 50W
submersible heater in there  to get 73 degrees. The cover also  has
3/8" holes in each corner of the cover.
All she does is give a quick fan in the AM before work and
another in the PM after work. Probably not necessary but
what the hell :smirk: Also she checks the H2O level  at these
times. It works so well she has decided trade the Tropic-Aire
for a Chitwan print  :eyemouth: Now she needs to get rid of
some perlite as well! Just do a dunk and roll, toss in the PMP and
watch the magic happen!

Thanks for a great idea Magash :thumbup:


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