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OfflineJunkaboy
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How well will this work???
    #3832982 - 02/25/05 02:26 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Hello all
I am working on a project for a cubbie cultivation (probably Golden Teacher from Ralphster's and some local spores as soon as I get lucky on the pasture again) and would like to ask some advice on the fruiting chamber.
I tought that the best low/budget design I've come across is the poorman's pod:

Rubermaid container with air stones attached to the bottom


Fill up about 4 inches of Geolite and add 2 1/2 inches of water


Put cakes inside and let it happen :mushroom2: :nut:


The original thread with this design can be found here.(Thanks Magash)
http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php?Number=1303334

I planned also on adding a submerged aquarium heater linked to a thermostat with the airstones, this would make the whole thing pretty much fully automated.

Now I'd like to know what are the pros and cons of this design. It seems very good to me, low budget, assured high humidity, good temp control with the termostat. But since I am 100% noob on cultivation, I'd like to hear the work of experienced growers.

Thank you very much for all the help.

Junkaboy


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Re: How well will this work??? [Re: Junkaboy]
    #3833042 - 02/25/05 02:37 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

pros= fully automatic


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Re: How well will this work??? [Re: Damn_Skippy]
    #3833095 - 02/25/05 02:49 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Fully automatic
nice humidty
nice air exchange
less messy then perilite

cons:
slightly more expensive then perlite and fanning by hand (the geolite which can be reused is a little more as is the pump and air wands)


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Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: How well will this work??? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3833141 - 02/25/05 02:57 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Thanks Skippy and scatmanrav for the replies. It's looking good so far...

I'd like to find out more info about the cons about this setup. In theory it's great, but I don't feel like making one of these and having to change it too soon.

Junka


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Re: How well will this work??? [Re: Junkaboy]
    #3833200 - 02/25/05 03:11 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

honestly the only con I can think of is that you will quickly grow out of cakes.


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Re: How well will this work??? [Re: Junkaboy]
    #3833207 - 02/25/05 03:12 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

I use graden variety lava rock costs $3 at Home Depot, just make sure to rinse it out first with cold water and perioxide before placement in PMP


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Re: How well will this work??? [Re: Steel27Odin]
    #3833327 - 02/25/05 03:58 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

well, if you can keep the humidity at about 95%, then you can just put casing in, i love doing casing, it's way more exciting, and some say that they yield more, but i've seen some cakes put casings to shame, ck out sam1912's post, he hasn't been around for awhile, but his cakes will standout forever :thumbup:, good luck, :grin:

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