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Cakes getting wet
    #4271576 - 06/08/05 01:58 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

My cakes seem to be sinking into the perlite. They are on aluminum foil at the moment. Is this going to be a big problem?

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Prion


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Re: Cakes getting wet [Re: Prion]
    #4271732 - 06/08/05 02:38 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

well maybe. do you have standing water in your tub? if so, you shouldn't.


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Re: Cakes getting wet [Re: backupwards]
    #4271735 - 06/08/05 02:39 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Like backupwards said, you dont want your pearlite to be super-saturated.

Pearlite puts moisture inthe air better if there is little or no standing water.


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Re: Cakes getting wet [Re: Prion]
    #4272448 - 06/08/05 05:28 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

take some of the water out!~

sounds like you have way too much water in your perlite.

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Re: Cakes getting wet [Re: Roadkill]
    #4272809 - 06/08/05 07:18 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

whats the best/cleanest way to remove the water. I was thinking of steralizing a turkey baster and pulling it out that way


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Re: Cakes getting wet [Re: Prion]
    #4272829 - 06/08/05 07:28 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

That could work.

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Re: Cakes getting wet [Re: IGnosticAbhorI]
    #4273080 - 06/08/05 08:53 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

put your cakes in something else and then just dump it back through a strainer. seems the fastest way to me. then just put your tub back together.
i think a turkey baster would get plugged up with the perlite. could be wrong though.
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Re: Cakes getting wet [Re: backupwards]
    #4273721 - 06/08/05 11:22 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I agree that the turkey baster will get plugged up, but, Im looking for the least invasive (contaminate) method.

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Re: Cakes getting wet [Re: Prion]
    #4273743 - 06/08/05 11:28 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

When i over watered my pearlite i used a whole wad of paper towel to just soak it up. Kind of wasteful but it works.

or you could push the pealite away from a corner, and siphon it out.

If your cakes are fully colonized and healthy, contamination from removing water shouldn't matter.


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Re: Cakes getting wet [Re: Prion]
    #4273745 - 06/08/05 11:28 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

don't see any other alternative at this point for ya. just clean it out and you should be primo. imo
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