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Okay, looked at the teks, newb's 1st grow, help out please
    #2999480 - 08/13/04 09:32 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Here's your chance to be a good influence on a complete n00b...

Okay, a friend ordered some PF jars from the pfjar site. They will be innoculated with a spore syringe, probably 2cc in each jar 1cc in each of two holes.

When cased, they will sit in a rubbermaid container in indirect, dim sunlight. There will be little round red lavarocks in the bottom, say 4 inches worth,and 3inches worth of water. The lid will be on all the time, except once a day it will be opened and my friend said they'd fan it to let the air out and let fresh air in. The cases (aluminum or tupperware containers) will sit directly on this lava rock base.

Does this sound like a decent tek for a first time for my friend? Any tips? How does one go about exchanging/keeping the water at the bottom fresh? Would adding a little hydrogen peroxide help keep it fresh?

Other than fanning for air exchange, is there any need to mist?

All tips and constructive critisism welcomed! Thanks.


Edited by myndreach (08/13/04 10:08 AM)


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Re: Okay, read the teks, newb's 1st grow, help out please [Re: myndreach]
    #2999585 - 08/13/04 10:10 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

You keep the water fresh by simply topping it up to the origanal level.
I think misting is worthyour while, as it helps keep things nice and
humid, and that =s larger shrooms.

One simple addition, would be an aquarium air pump, this saves you
from fanning, and allows far less time spent keeping things in check, and allows for weekends away ext.

the dim light might be a slight problem, you might want to add something a little stronger for the pinning faze, as this gives the shrooms a way to right them selves, i.e stand up straight, sometimes with lowlight levels, you get shrooms growing at all angles, which inhibits growth a little.

Good luck, you seem to have it covered, it will work as you said, but there are a few tweaks to make things a little better.


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Re: Okay, read the teks, newb's 1st grow, help out please [Re: Loki]
    #2999636 - 08/13/04 10:19 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Thanks a ton...a couple other questions.

- What tweaks would you recommend, or do you mean just the ones you said?

- How does one control the temp inside the chamber? The local temps here have been in the low 80s for the last week, but I think they'll be more like the low 70s in the coming month when my friend is growing.

- So misting is just, once a day, opening the lid for a minute or so while you spray the inside walls of the chamber, avoiding the actual cases, right?

- Any extra tips on air exchange other than just say opening for a minute and fanning with a piece of paper or something? How long does one fan for?


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Re: Okay, read the teks, newb's 1st grow, help out please [Re: myndreach]
    #2999899 - 08/13/04 11:20 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Well, the temp thing, most people use a fish tank heater in the water res
http://www.petco.com/assets/product_images/4/4258378206B.jpg
There pretty cheap, and have a built in thermostat.

For air exchange, same shop and look for one of these.


and if you add an inline filter to it all the better


Its just polly fill stuffed into a container with air in one end, and out the other. That way the air is cleaned 24/7

misting is once or twice a day yes, just spray the sides, and its good to add a little h2o2 to the water, to keep things clean.


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Re: Okay, read the teks, newb's 1st grow, help out please [Re: Loki]
    #2999915 - 08/13/04 11:27 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

- h2o2 is hydrogen peroxide, correct?

- where would i put that heater? down under the lava rock in the water? wouldn't it burn the lava rocks? is the heater absolutely necessary?

- is that air exchanger necessary? is it just an air stone? my friend probably won't have one of those


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Re: Okay, read the teks, newb's 1st grow, help out please [Re: myndreach]
    #3000295 - 08/13/04 01:08 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

1) yes

2) yes, they dont get that hot, as there under water.

3) yes imho, there only like $10


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Re: Okay, read the teks, newb's 1st grow, help out please [Re: Loki]
    #3000529 - 08/13/04 01:54 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

You've been extremely helpful. Thanks.


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Re: Okay, read the teks, newb's 1st grow, help out please [Re: myndreach]
    #3001274 - 08/13/04 04:39 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

myndreach said:

is the heater absolutely necessary?



not for fruiting, but for colonizing it helps. 74-78 degrees is (considered) optimum for fruiting.

Quote:

- is that air exchanger necessary?




No, but air exchange is. You can fan with a book or a piece of cardboard.


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Re: Okay, read the teks, newb's 1st grow, help out please [Re: Hangnail]
    #3002503 - 08/13/04 11:49 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

- fan for how long...and how often?


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Re: Okay, read the teks, newb's 1st grow, help out please [Re: myndreach]
    #3002577 - 08/14/04 12:06 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

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- fan for how long...and how often?




3 or 4 times a day. However long it would take to remove the smoke were it full of smoke. Make sense?


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Re: Okay, read the teks, newb's 1st grow, help out please [Re: myndreach]
    #3002580 - 08/14/04 12:07 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

just a minute or two of fanning to get all the C02 out and 02 in. once a day to 3 times, but dont do to much, or youll let in a lot of contams


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