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OfflineGanjaNamja
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Perlite problem
    #2569682 - 04/16/04 11:58 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

hey guys...so far up until now i've had no problems with my first pf tek...i only have 4 jars right now..just wanted to test out the pf tek before i move to casings....but anyways for this grow i am using perlite in my grow chamber for humidification....it's in a small 10 gal tub...1/2 inch of water...about 1 2/3 inch of perlite...my hydrometer is reading nothing above 34%...

now either my hydrometer is broken or someone broke my perlite...as far as i know all holes in the container are taped and the seal on it is pretty solid...i dont know what im missing...my hydrometer was reading 74% when i took it in the bathroom with me while showering...74 seemed kinda low for all the steam in there...anyone know what im missing?


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Re: Perlite problem [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2570731 - 04/17/04 01:01 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

anyone got opinions? my jars need a grow chamber soon...they been 100% colonized for over a week


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Re: Perlite problem [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2570746 - 04/17/04 01:05 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

What is the temperture in your fruiting chamber?


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Re: Perlite problem [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2570787 - 04/17/04 01:17 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

temp stays around 75F

in my room the humidity is 35%...in the chamber..30%...wtf

perlite i'm using is Scott's by the way


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Re: Perlite problem [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2570912 - 04/17/04 02:04 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

When you close it up for a while and open is there water droplets on the top and sides?


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Re: Perlite problem [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2570978 - 04/17/04 02:23 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Put it together and add all your perlite and stuff, and at the least have the water go half way up the depth of the perlite. Now when you add the water make sure it isn't ice cold or real cold you know what I mean. Lightly spray the inside of the chamber and then put the meter in and let it sit for like 12 hrs. Come back check the meter and tell us what it reads.


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Re: Perlite problem [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2571007 - 04/17/04 02:35 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

there are no droplets when i open it up...

magash...when you say have the perlite...should there be water coming out on the sides when i tilt the container? cause i tried it before and i added too much water the first time...it got too soggy and the rh still stayed around 30...my perlite supply is almost spent.


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Re: Perlite problem [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2572401 - 04/18/04 12:05 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

bump for night crew help opinions


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Re: Perlite problem [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2572789 - 04/18/04 03:10 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)


the trick is to get the perlite wet, drain off the xtra water in a colander and dump into the fruiting chamber. Use about 2-3 inches for a normal size chamber. there's no point in filling the chamber with water, as perlite doesn't evaporate when it's under water.



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Re: Perlite problem [Re: simplemachine]
    #2573113 - 04/18/04 05:21 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Ok, screw your hygrometer.

Make sure:

-Your fruiting chamber is clost to airtight .

-You have a couple inches or perlite on the bottom, and that your perlite isn't sloppy wet, just moist.

-After you leave it closed for a while, stick your face inside your chamber and breathe in, you should feel nice and moist air.


If you've got all that, plus steady temps, you should be fine.


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Re: Perlite problem [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2573140 - 04/18/04 05:42 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

What I do, besides the perlite, is mist the sides with water whenever I don't see many water droplets on the side.  I also have the air pump/air stone in a glass milk bottle filled w/ H20 & peroxide (this helps with air exchange and humidity).  I don't have a hydrometer, but whenever I open it up to mist/fan, it feels like a damned jungle in there.  I would also suggest adding a little bit more water to the perlite, & mixing the perlite around a bit before leveling it out.

What I have found is the best sprayer for misting, is those bottles of "I can't believe it's not butter" spray.  The mist is so fine, that it almost floats in the air, & I can see rainbows through the mist.  Good luck :thumbup: :beer:


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Re: Perlite problem [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2573936 - 04/18/04 02:52 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

well it's been about 24 hours and the highest the humidity has gotten was 34%...looks like im going to try the colander method...never expected this part of growing to give me so much trouble...lol


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Re: Perlite problem [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2574184 - 04/18/04 04:03 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I think by now we can say your meter is garbage.


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Re: Perlite problem [Re: Magash]
    #2574228 - 04/18/04 04:11 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

im not so sure...when i open up the container it doesn't seem humid at all...pretty dry...but i just strained my perlite in a colander and put it back in the chamber...well see if that helps any

btw im using this hygrometer...


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Re: Perlite problem [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2574558 - 04/18/04 05:53 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

K, wait a sec, did you put the perlite in dry and just add the water to it? The perlite should have been soaked first. Then put it in.


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Re: Perlite problem [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2574567 - 04/18/04 05:59 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

yeah i soaked it then strained it through the colander...double taped the holes too just to make sure...haven't noticed a change as of an hour...how long should it take before the humidity starts to change?


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Re: Perlite problem [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2574827 - 04/18/04 08:59 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Less then a hour. That meter is fucked up. (or you live in death valley and don't have a lid on the chamber)


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Re: Perlite problem [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2574884 - 04/18/04 09:15 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I second the innacurate hygrometer hypothesis. get like 3 inches of well drained perlite in the bottom and spray down the sides. That has always done the trick for me. :grin: By the way you could test the hygrometer by wrapping up the probe in a hot wet towel. If it doesn't read over 95% then, well lets hope you kept the reciept. :wink:


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Re: Perlite problem [Re: GanjaNamja]
    #2575320 - 04/18/04 10:23 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

well i just wrapped the hygrometer in a warm towel...wasn't really too hot...but it got up to 82%...this is dam confusing...but anyways i took an extra step in my container...i covered the top with that new glad Press'n Seal seran wrap type stuff...and also covered the top...it's reading about 25%...now im really thinking im fucking up with the perlite somehow...or my perlite is "broken"  :shake:


by the way i really appreciate all your help


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