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OfflineB4rK0d3
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Air exchange & humidification
    #2351334 - 02/18/04 06:40 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I don't know if it's just me, or what...but I seem to always have problems with my methods of air exchange and humidification. What I do -- once casings are in their terrariums; I fan the inside for about 20-30 seconds, then spray the walls once or twice each with the misting spray bottle. The fruits always seem to have very thin stems, and yeild is definitely low compared to what I see in the Grow Logs section of the forums.

So anyways, I was just wanting to see what methods everyone else uses. I'm totally down for suggestions, also. On a side note, what is the level of importance of light -- and seriously, I would prefer facts...not theories. Thanks.


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Re: Air exchange & humidification [Re: B4rK0d3]
    #2351370 - 02/18/04 06:49 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

2" or 3" of perlite with a filter stone under it connected to a fish pump. put the casings on the perlite and no more fanning.


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Re: Air exchange & humidification [Re: simplemachine]
    #2354097 - 02/19/04 11:07 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

So an air stone makes it so you don't ever have to fan? I'm assuming the CO2 finds its own way out, as fresh air is introduced by the air pump. Is this correct?


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Re: Air exchange & humidification [Re: B4rK0d3]
    #2354141 - 02/19/04 11:23 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

one thing ive noticed so far is that everyone has slightly different teks, the one i'll try first, i think is the 2'' perlite, and fan to let out the co2
i like the scotsman's advice!


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Re: Air exchange & humidification [Re: B4rK0d3]
    #2354171 - 02/19/04 11:35 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)




This works pretty good , can be hooked up to 4 10 gal tanks or one 55 gal tank , using a pump rated for 80 gal tank with variable control for minor adjustments to humidity levels . If you try this do not use "plexi glass" for lids , get "Lexan" . The plexi will warp badly after only a week of use , the Lexan ... Cant tell you how long till useless , still on the first set now , and has been 2 years of constant exposure to high humidity enviro . Use 20:1 water : peroxide solution (distilled water)
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Re: Air exchange & humidification [Re: pazuzu]
    #2354181 - 02/19/04 11:38 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

No C02 does not find its own way out . C02 tends to hang low , setteling at bottom of tank , unless one has drilled holes in bottom of setup and filled with a filter of some sort , C02 must be manually fanned to reduce ppm .


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Re: Air exchange & humidification [Re: tripndicular]
    #2354214 - 02/19/04 11:52 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

CO2 diffuses in normal air, the air pump will provide enough air exchange.

How many times did you fan daily? I'm guessing this was the reason behind your low yields. With perlite and casings, some people would actually say you'll get too much humidity -- however, I doubt this will be a problem.


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Re: Air exchange & humidification [Re: Tantalus]
    #2354287 - 02/19/04 12:27 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Co2 was removed 3-5 times daily by fanning . The photo was when very first setup (2 yrs ago), was checking and playing around with humidity levels , since then perilite is not even used , more space for more trays  :laugh: yeilds have been more than plentiful for me and several other peoples needs , thank you so much for the assumption . Beside where I live humidity is a rare thing .
Also in this pic the poor choice of plexi was rearing its ugly head thus the clamps holding the lid down .
Did some tests to prove c02 theory , that it must be removed . In one tank no fanning was done , in the other 3-5 times a day was preformed . In the unfanned tank , pinset was poor , meaning lots of pins but very few full grown mushies . The other tank that was fanned ... great pinset , and 90% turned into nice full sized mushies . This must be due to c02 build up IMO .  Remeber we are dealing with closed enviros , not normal air exchange situations , so some sort of removal plan must be incorporated to aid in a proper enviro for healthy mush growth .


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Re: Air exchange & humidification [Re: B4rK0d3]
    #2355371 - 02/19/04 05:22 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Yeh just like tatalus said the CO2 diffuses in the air, creating a perfect growing enviroment...this is discussed at length in one of the PMP threads, if you wann alook it up...This method has proven very effective.


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