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OfflineReTrIbUtIoN
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PMP and Humidity
    #2468011 - 03/24/04 05:12 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Hey im using a 111 queart rubbermaid with a large air pump with lava stones instead of geolite but i am having trouble getting it past 90% humidity. Ive sealed it as best i can with only 1 hole to let the air out. Ive sprayed the walls, hung wet paper towels inside it, tried mixing perlite in with it and still no luck. Anyone else use the large rubbermaids that knows how to keep real high humidity?


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Re: PMP and Humidity [Re: ReTrIbUtIoN]
    #2468024 - 03/24/04 05:15 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

what is perlite every one is talking about it and i have no idea what it is and i cant keep my huidity down to 90%


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Re: PMP and Humidity [Re: ReTrIbUtIoN]
    #2468045 - 03/24/04 05:20 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Its a product for plants. Its white real light. I think it is volcanic rock..maybe anyways just do a search for it on google if u want info on it.


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Re: PMP and Humidity [Re: twigz]
    #2468049 - 03/24/04 05:21 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

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what is perlite every one is talking about it and i have no idea what it is and i cant keep my huidity down to 90%




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Re: PMP and Humidity [Re: wicish1]
    #2468568 - 03/24/04 08:03 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

my dog uses the setup similar to yours, lava rocks instead of geolite as well.

humidity isnt a problem, i dont calibrate it, but things grow nicely in it

if its the typical rubber maid style hes familiar with, check underneath the handles on the tub. in his, there were 5-6 1/2 inch square holes under the handles, barely visible and easily overlooked. could be causing the leakage of humidity. as my dog too thought it wasnt 'enough' humidity in there, so he just taped them. with or without, things went fine, but maybe this is the case for your dog too?

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Re: PMP and Humidity [Re: ReTrIbUtIoN]
    #2468741 - 03/24/04 09:13 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Several inches of soaked and drained perlite has alwasys done the job for me.


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Re: PMP and Humidity [Re: simplemachine]
    #2469444 - 03/25/04 12:04 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

at what kind of store can u find perlite? whole foods? pet store? garden store? what is it normally used for besides growing mushrooms? lol


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Re: PMP and Humidity [Re: MinimumEfrt2]
    #2469456 - 03/25/04 12:05 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

o yeah and i forgot to ask, do you need to sterilize the perlite before putting it in ur terrarium?


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Re: PMP and Humidity [Re: MinimumEfrt2]
    #2469575 - 03/25/04 12:30 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

its used in soils to help retain moisture. walmart/lowes/meijer are all stocking up on it now for the spring season (areas vary)

nope..just add some h2o2 to it and your fine


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Re: PMP and Humidity [Re: MinimumEfrt2]
    #2469661 - 03/25/04 12:55 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

I just pour it from the bag into the colander, no h2o2 added. Wrap a shirt around your face or do it outside, so you don't breath the dust.


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Re: PMP and Humidity [Re: simplemachine]
    #2469677 - 03/25/04 01:01 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

colander? is colander another word for terrarium??


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Re: PMP and Humidity [Re: MinimumEfrt2]
    #2469686 - 03/25/04 01:03 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

colander = strainer

dictionary.com works wonders. :yesnod:


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Re: PMP and Humidity [Re: dobinky]
    #2469690 - 03/25/04 01:05 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

why would u pour it into a strainer??


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Re: PMP and Humidity [Re: MinimumEfrt2]
    #2469696 - 03/25/04 01:08 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

well i guess dictionary.com dosent work wonders.

col?an?der
A bowl-shaped kitchen utensil with perforations for draining off liquids and rinsing food.


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Re: PMP and Humidity [Re: dobinky]
    #2469730 - 03/25/04 01:17 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

so u would put it in a strainer to drain off liquids?? i thought perlite was dry and didnt need to drain any liquid out of it. i guess my main question is: what kind of preparations, if any, do you need to do to the perlite before putting it in ur terrarium?


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Re: PMP and Humidity [Re: MinimumEfrt2]
    #2469775 - 03/25/04 01:40 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

I put in the colander, wet it, drain it. put it in the chamber. It woks a lot better than just dumping in dry perlite and then pouring in water.


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Re: PMP and Humidity [Re: MinimumEfrt2]
    #2469780 - 03/25/04 01:42 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

minimumefrt indeed all these questions can be found in the FAQ's.



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Re: PMP and Humidity [Re: simplemachine]
    #2470187 - 03/25/04 03:51 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

If your doing the poormans pod I came up with perlite isn't that great in it. Better to just use the perlite alone. Messes with the airflow a lot. When doing the lava rock or geolite make sure you have 4 inches of it and 3 to 3 and a half inches of water over the airstones or bubble wands depending on what you use.



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Re: PMP and Humidity [Re: Magash]
    #2472231 - 03/25/04 07:20 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

ok, now im confused, so i read in the FAQ that you can just put like a 1/4 to 1/2 inch of water and like 1 or 2 inches of perlite in your terrarium and it didn't say anything about any air pumps. what do you mean "its better to just use the perlite alone"? do you mean with no water or no air pump???


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Re: PMP and Humidity [Re: MinimumEfrt2]
    #2472860 - 03/25/04 01:56 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

That's not a poorman's pod, or a pmp.


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