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Offlinelemunhed
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Hydroton humidity, hows it compare?
    #4405975 - 07/15/05 12:00 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Hey people with PMP"s or other setups using hydroton/geolite. How does the humidity it puts off compare to perlite? Does it get the humidity up as fast and as high as perlite, or is it better or worse? Its hard to tell theoretically because even though it has less surface area, due to less compaction it might have more surface area available to the air. My friend wants to get some idea of it before he goes and makes a bunch of PMP's and trusts his cakes to them!

Also, if you do use hydroton/geolite what kind of water level/medium level do you use? I have already read the PMP and other hydroton tek so please don't tell me to go do more reading, I was just wondering what has worked for you in your personal experience. Also, any contam problems with the cakes just sitting on the hydroton? Please enlighten a fellow mycologist.


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Re: Hydroton humidity, hows it compare? [Re: lemunhed]
    #4406014 - 07/15/05 12:14 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Hello,
I haven't tested Hydroton yet. But I presently have an empty 5 Gal Terrarium setup with an 8 0z. canning jar with about an inch of perlite and .5" of water. My humidity sensor is showing 90% and is about 6" away from the perlite jar. I'm working on a ultrasonic feed system that at first will be timed and later perhaps a sensor to feed the Microcontroller. I'll post when I get more data. This probably doesn't answer your question but the impression I got is that perlite works better in still air and Hydroton should be agitated (the water)


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Re: Hydroton humidity, hows it compare? [Re: mannaman]
    #4407394 - 07/15/05 12:19 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Hydroton with an air bubbler will also be fine for humidity.

This tek wasnt created and isnt so widly used by almost everybody for no reason. It works.


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Re: Hydroton humidity, hows it compare? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #4409765 - 07/15/05 11:40 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

True true. I just went out and bought an assload of aquarium shit for mine. It better do dope job, now all I gots to do is set it up =).


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