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InvisibleSam1912
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Humidification using corals
    #3220670 - 10/06/04 12:01 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Coral pieces here are very plentiful. Everywhere on the beach as a matter of a fact. So, after asking you guys, I went out to the beach, picked up corals in couple of buckets, soaked in bleach for a day, rinsed, soaked in water for another day, then rinsed again. I put a PMP together with it and WooHOoo! It works. My hygrameter never goes up above 95% in hot towel, but it went all the way to 99% in the pod! Amazing!

Anyways, that isn't what I think might be useful. I turned off the pumps, aired it out, then put the lid LOOSELY back on. This morning, it was reading 92%, 76F. It's been moving around from 92 to 93% over last few hours but very stable. I heard you guys say this is good for casing. I mean, isn't this like ideal for casing as perlite for cakes?

I'm working on the gas exchange part, though. Right now, I have two bubble wands and have the stacked near the side. 1 on top of coral and 1 underwater. I'll check the RH levels at 5 places in the tank to see... Just wanted to throw this out there.

Sam


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Re: Humidification using corals [Re: Sam1912]
    #3221075 - 10/06/04 01:10 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I would imagen coral would be as good as lava rock but wouldn't weigh as much


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Re: Humidification using corals [Re: Sam1912]
    #3221123 - 10/06/04 01:25 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

corals are pretty heavy actually. Almost like pieces of cinder blocks...

Here's what I've got. Temp 76F, ambient humidity 42%(my hygrometer reads 95% with hot towels and 99% with PMP).

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| 89% |
| WANDS 92% |
| I |
| I |
| I |
| I |
| I |
| I 92% |
| I |
| I |
| I |
| I |
| I |
| I |
| I |
| I |
| I |
| I |
| I 88% 92% |
| |
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air conn air conn

2 med pumps doing the pumping.

I'll have to build me another pod for my cakes, because I'm going to try a case in here to see how it works...

Sam


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