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OfflineFungus_Farmer
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Newbie terrarium questions
    #3624623 - 01/13/05 07:57 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I'm going to use a 10 gal aquarium with perlite for humidity. From what I've read, you start with just a moist perlite layer and some H2O2 to help with contamination. It looks like you don't want any water sitting in the bottom of the tank, only the moist perlite. This sounds fine to me, but I'm confused when it comes time to rehydrate the perlite. The teks say to just respray it, but wouldn't that hurt the cakes? Would you have to take all the cakes out of the aquarium before respraying or could you just spray the perlite near them? Also, how do I know when it's time to respray the perlite?


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Therefore, between a then and its matching else, there cannot be an if statement without an else. Statements must be distinguished between those that are matched and those that are unmatched, where unmatched statements are else-less ifs and all other statements are matched.
I wonder if that would make more sense if I was tripping when I read it.


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Re: Newbie terrarium questions [Re: Fungus_Farmer]
    #3624635 - 01/13/05 08:01 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

You want to put down about 2" of perlite and then fill with water (by pouring along the side of the aquarium) to about 1". When the water level starts to drop over the course of about a week you just refill it in the same manner.

Spraying is used to keep the humidity up nice and high. Get yourself a good fine mist sprayer. The kind that pump up to simulate an aerosal stream are best. Do not spray directly on the cakes. Try spraying against the side of the glass. If this doesn't work just install a spray shield. You can do a search for that and get many examples. GL


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Re: Newbie terrarium questions [Re: 13eetleJuice]
    #3624691 - 01/13/05 08:20 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Why would I have to bother with a sprayer if the perlite is in charge of humidifying the terrarium?


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Therefore, between a then and its matching else, there cannot be an if statement without an else. Statements must be distinguished between those that are matched and those that are unmatched, where unmatched statements are else-less ifs and all other statements are matched.
I wonder if that would make more sense if I was tripping when I read it.


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Re: Newbie terrarium questions [Re: Fungus_Farmer]
    #3624708 - 01/13/05 08:26 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

you need more than just perlite! You'll see


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Re: Newbie terrarium questions [Re: Fungus_Farmer]
    #3624738 - 01/13/05 08:35 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

It just depends on how humid it is in your area. Some people can get away with not spraying but others can't. I could go without spraying here but I like to make sure it's extra humid in my chamber. I use an ultrasonic humidifier on a timer to spray for me. :smile:


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Re: Newbie terrarium questions [Re: 13eetleJuice]
    #3624837 - 01/13/05 08:53 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Well I'm a poor college student so I'm trying to do this as cheap as possible.  Need to drink lots of beer to keep me occupied while waiting for all this to pan out  :grin:


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Excerpt from one of my textbooks:
Therefore, between a then and its matching else, there cannot be an if statement without an else. Statements must be distinguished between those that are matched and those that are unmatched, where unmatched statements are else-less ifs and all other statements are matched.
I wonder if that would make more sense if I was tripping when I read it.


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Re: Newbie terrarium questions [Re: Fungus_Farmer]
    #3624881 - 01/13/05 08:59 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Hehe, yeah I started out the same way but this quickly turned into a more expensive hobby than I had planned. Not that it's expensive in nature, I just keep wanting to buy cooler toys, hehe.


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Re: Newbie terrarium questions [Re: 13eetleJuice]
    #3672550 - 01/24/05 03:34 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Ive got some jars that I'm going to have to deal with in about a week.

Second attempt. My little Book doesn't mention a humidifier at all...or perlite.. Just a good hand sprayer...many times a day.

Do you need the Perlite or humidifier???

Is spraying consistantly good enough??

Whats the best/easiest thing for a newbie to do.

Also - Too late I noticed that my jars get slightly more narrow at the top thus making it impossible to easily slide the cakes out.

Anyone know a good way to liberate them??? I was going to try and crack the glass and open em right up. Good/bad Idea??


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