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Offlinecrazymanja
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perlite is a bit skunky
    #3839839 - 02/27/05 02:55 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I have been testing my equipment and procedures for my grow but one thing is bugging me, The perlite is damp (great place for mold a bacteria), how do I keep the perlite "clean" once the cakes are on it? :rasta:


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Re: perlite is a bit skunky [Re: crazymanja]
    #3839864 - 02/27/05 03:04 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

put some h2o2 in it.


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Re: perlite is a bit skunky [Re: lemon_lw]
    #3839936 - 02/27/05 03:29 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Or Betadine.


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Re: perlite is a bit skunky [Re: Hotnuts]
    #3839939 - 02/27/05 03:31 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

i hate perlite... use geolite for cakes.. perlite is soo fucking messy


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Re: perlite is a bit skunky [Re: yoshikuni]
    #3840096 - 02/27/05 04:59 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Every once in a while take it all out and bake it for a couple hours. Have a vacumm around, you're likely to spill it around.

Or just buy more, it's like $3 a bag.

Oh, and yeah it should have some h2o2 in it. Just a few healthy glugs in the water and then use a dilute h202 when you spray. And make sure your air supply is clean. (This can be as simple as dunking your lines in a quart jar of dilute h202.) Don't use too much though, if memory serves, it breaks down to c02, which you don't want for fruiting. AFAOF noticed o2 problems when he was using pure (well 3%) h2o2 even though he had more then enough air flow.

So he just uses dilute for now.


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Re: perlite is a bit skunky [Re: Tantalus]
    #3840473 - 02/27/05 10:12 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

don't even mess with it at all, by to rubbermaids for 3-4 dollars a piece and make a TiT. perlite works but in my opinion its not worth the headache.


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