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Bacteriostat in cool mist setup
    #435731 - 10/24/01 06:15 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

Okay, I've been using a humidifier setup for quite a while now, though I've never used any chemical additives to my cool mist to keep bacteria down, just 1/4 cup of H202 per gallon of water, which works pretty well. However, over the last two months I've noticed significantly more bacteria buildup in my humidifier, even with new filters. My question is, would adding bacteriostat and humidifier water treatment be bad for mushroom growth? The bacteriostat's active ingredients are dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides and dimethyl ethylbenzyl ammonium chlorides. In small amounts, is the use of this stuff acceptable, or would it harm the mushrooms (and those ingesting them?)

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Re: Bacteriostat in cool mist setup [Re: MattyB]
    #435994 - 10/24/01 10:43 PM (22 years, 4 months ago)

Cool mist humidifiers atomize what ever is in the water so you would be spraying them with quaternary ammonium compounds (like Lysol). It might take a while to kill the cakes but this would not be a good idea. Stick with H2O2.

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Re: Bacteriostat in cool mist setup [Re: MattyB]
    #436313 - 10/25/01 09:14 AM (22 years, 4 months ago)

give it a good thurough cleaning, then continue with H2O2 (make sure yours is fresh)...
oh.. and allways use distilled water, to prevent carbonate and other dissolved solids building up...

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