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Low humidity in shotgun fc, please help
    #23343477 - 06/14/16 01:40 PM (8 years, 7 days ago)

My shotgun fc was made using the tek to a T. 1/4" holes every 2" on all six sides, raised up by 4 large jars. I have a little over 5" of well rinsed perlite and the humidity in my house is at 54%. Also in my fc I am using 2 different analog hygrometers and both read between 75-80% humidity. I mist every 2-3 hours as well, what can I do to raise the humidity? And if holes need to be covered, which ones? Any help is appreciated, thank you.

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Re: Low humidity in shotgun fc, please help [Re: Brady Blasphemy]
    #23343497 - 06/14/16 01:43 PM (8 years, 7 days ago)

Also in the room I have a ceiling fan that is on high, not sure if that makes a difference. Sorry for the common question but I have been really stressing this and obsessing until its stable and perfect.

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Re: Low humidity in shotgun fc, please help [Re: Brady Blasphemy]
    #23343498 - 06/14/16 01:43 PM (8 years, 7 days ago)

Don't overthink it. It'll be fine. Run a humidifier in your grow room and don't worry about it.


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Re: Low humidity in shotgun fc, please help [Re: Brady Blasphemy]
    #23343503 - 06/14/16 01:45 PM (8 years, 7 days ago)

Well first of all ditch the hygrometers.

Look at the cakes mist them If you need to

50-80% humidity is what a SGFC should be at anyway. Within an inch from the surface of the cakes humidity is 90-99% as the moisture on the cakes evaporates into the air in the SGFC.

A fan on high in the room defeats the whole design, turn it off completely, do not run a humidifier in the room either. Noobs domt know what mushrooms actually want

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Re: Low humidity in shotgun fc, please help [Re: bodhisatta]
    #23343546 - 06/14/16 01:55 PM (8 years, 7 days ago)

:whathesaid: Measuring the RH of the chamber is pointless. If the sgfc is built to spec it will work. The humidity hat matters is on the surface of the cakes and cannot be measured, mist until covered with fine beads of moisture, repeat when not for best conditions. Use a lamp or flashlight to help see the beads.

A fan on in the room will disrupt the natural air currents that allow the sgfc to work the way it should.


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Re: Low humidity in shotgun fc, please help [Re: Brady Blasphemy]
    #23343558 - 06/14/16 01:58 PM (8 years, 7 days ago)

Ok thank you so much for the help guys, helps put my mind at ease.

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Re: Low humidity in shotgun fc, please help [Re: Brady Blasphemy]
    #23344127 - 06/14/16 04:56 PM (8 years, 7 days ago)

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I mist every 2-3 hours as well, what can I do to raise the humidity? And if holes need to be covered, which ones? Any help is appreciated, thank you.




Misting to raise humidity is where I ran into problems on my first grow. I never gave the water on my cakes a chance to evaporate, which is a pinning trigger. Only mist when your cakes need it and only fan right after misting to promote evaporation. I took my hygrometer right out of my sgfc. It only ever led me to do stupid things


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