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Offlineaxle970
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a terraium i made
    #3257399 - 10/20/04 07:33 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

OK, I just made this yesterday. Its made of foam, and the inside dimensions are 12x10x9.5 deep. I have a couple of questions.

1. First, if i put 1 inch of substrate on the bottom, then 2 inch of mycelium, the 1 more inch over the mycelium to make a casing, would this work?

2. Or will i have issues with water build up under and around the casing?

3. That would mean that I will have 5.5 inches of space between the top of the casing and the cover. Is this enough room?

That is a picture of a humidifier i made. It works really good, but the steam is very hot when it come out of the tube. I made a hole about 1 inch from the top.

4. Is there a problem with the steam being that hot, or is it fine.

5. If its OK to use it, and there is a casing in there ready to fruit, how long do you think i should turn it on for, and how many times a day?

6. Would a fish tank air pump replace fanning or not. And would recommend putting one in?

7. Last one. Do you think it would be best to put a fish tank heater in the terrarium, or put the whole thing in a rubber maid thing with water and the fish tank heater in the water?



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Re: a terraium i made [Re: axle970]
    #3257787 - 10/20/04 08:53 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

to answer #6 I use a TropicAir unit designed for air exchange and humidifying reptile terariums simply a fish tank air pump pumping air into a water bottle with an outlet at the top feeding the terarium

How did u make your humidifier?


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Re: a terraium i made [Re: noxy]
    #3257826 - 10/20/04 09:02 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

All I did was take the part out of the original humidifier. I then found a cup that it fit over. After a little cutting and rigging, this is what i came up with. Its very small and it works great. Im just wondering if its to hot.


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Re: a terraium i made [Re: axle970]
    #3257834 - 10/20/04 09:05 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I'd find a small container to put the casing in, then set that in there, then it's easier to take out and clean. gl


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Re: a terraium i made [Re: axle970]
    #3257886 - 10/20/04 09:17 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

yeah id worry about the temp too
using a TropicAir in a unit that size would give enough humidity but youd need a heat source to maintain temp
maybe a thermostat controlling the humidifier?
dont know


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Re: a terraium i made [Re: noxy]
    #3258078 - 10/20/04 10:43 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Temp-it'd be hard to maintain 70Fs I'd think. Good luck, though.

Air circ-for a large casing, you'll want at least 2-3 time volume change every hour. Here's the catch... if you get 2-3 times air volume using air pump, it'll dry your terrarium in about 10-15 minutes down to <50%RH. You'll need to run that humidifier often, which would raise the temp a lot more...

I see no light port on top. Need a window on there on top somwhere. Using styrofoam will confuse the crap out of the mushrooms because of white surfaces inside. Maybe some paint? Or a larger window will be work.

This setup seems very complicated. If you have pumps already, I'd suggest PMP. You can use the humidifier for your beauty sleep. Just my suggestion.

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Re: a terraium i made [Re: Sam1912]
    #3261034 - 10/21/04 06:03 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Well, I think im just going to use it as an incubator chamber for jars then. I'll just get a sterilite tub for casing. I just had it laying around the house and thought I'd ask for a couple of opinions. I guesse it would be a hassle to try to get everything to work properly. Thanks for the help guys.


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