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OfflineBioSore
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Casing Humidity
    #3205567 - 10/02/04 02:33 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Hey, I'm starting a casing right now. It's my first grow, so I thoguht I better come on here and get some things straight. If you can, please help me with the following questions:

I'm using a 23.8x15.9x17.9 (l*w*h) inch^3 terrarium with 1 inch of perlite on the bottom. I currently have some casing material in a container with a top in there for future casings and a newly-made casing about two-three hours old. My electronic hydrometer says that the temp is about 78 degrees average, but the humidity is extremely high (I've been misting too much) and is at EE% (100+). I have an air pump/32inch air stone on the way, but that's not here for another week. How many times should I mist each day (I'm thinking 2-3) and how many sprays each? I know it's generally relative to the spray bottle, but anything is worth helping at the moment.

The casing has 1/2 inch verm on the bottom, then about another half inch of substrate and finally about a half inch of casing layer.


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Re: Casing Humidity [Re: BioSore]
    #3205589 - 10/02/04 02:42 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

only mist every 2 days.


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Re: Casing Humidity [Re: gloom]
    #3205593 - 10/02/04 02:43 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

And every two days, probably about 2-4 mists each time depending on the condensation on walls, or maybe one spray for every two percent of humidity, I'd guess?


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Re: Casing Humidity [Re: BioSore]
    #3205600 - 10/02/04 02:46 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

you should just get a humidifer and a digital timer, search for "pro heat II" on froogle.com, they're well worth the money. I'd say 3-5 mists every other day is fine but let an expert confirm this


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Re: Casing Humidity [Re: gloom]
    #3205658 - 10/02/04 03:05 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

oh wait, I just gave you the name of a water heater, sorry but those are good too, im not sure where you can find a digital timer.


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Re: Casing Humidity [Re: gloom]
    #3205691 - 10/02/04 03:25 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Alright, well, anyone that is using the Poor Man's Pod care to elaborate how they have their timing setup? I'm getting a Million Air MA-400 Air Pump and a 32-inch flexible airstone. I'm not quite sure how to run this. I thought that people just always had it running but apparently that's not the case.


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    #3205706 - 10/02/04 03:34 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)



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Re: Casing Humidity [Re: Citric]
    #3205954 - 10/02/04 06:49 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I also mist at least once a day, if not two or three times. it all depends on how the casing layer looks and how wet the walls are when i fan. i find when the temperature drops a few degrees from not having the light on, the humidity seems to rise some (i have it on during the day, off at night..). if the walls are getting dry, i mist the walls. if the casings look a little dry, i'll mist 2-3 times and let it fall on the casings. i don't change the moisture content of the casing layer too drastically, just raise it up slowly if it needs some extra.


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Re: Casing Humidity [Re: BioSore]
    #3205963 - 10/02/04 07:01 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

long as there is condensation on the walls you should be fine...Mist the casing it self lightly 2-3 times a day


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Re: Casing Humidity [Re: dobinky]
    #3206473 - 10/02/04 12:50 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Alright, thanks. It ooks like the consensus is I can just put the air pump on a timer switch for 2 times a day, probably when the light is on.


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