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How much perlite for 10 gal tank?
    #4491080 - 08/03/05 07:39 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

How high should the perlite level be for a 10 gal tank? Once my casing shows signs of some growth I'm going to prepare the tank so it's ready when the casing is done incubating.


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Re: How much perlite for 10 gal tank? [Re: Newbie]
    #4491102 - 08/03/05 07:44 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

in my 10 gal i had used almost the whole bag which made it about a 2.5 to 3 inch layer across the bottom... gets a lil messy after a while tho. if you are using this for a fruiting chamber, i'd suggest lava rocks and a couple bubble stones/wands/curtians. anyway you choose, good luck!!
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Re: How much perlite for 10 gal tank? [Re: theBRINK]
    #4491114 - 08/03/05 07:47 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I'll probably just use a little less water so I can put the casing tray right on the perlite. I'm thinking of getting balsa wood rods and making a lid for it, then just wrapping saran wrap around the ouside so I can set it on top and keep in the humidity. I can take it off and put it on to fan without too much hassle that way.


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Re: How much perlite for 10 gal tank? [Re: Newbie]
    #4491391 - 08/03/05 08:59 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

if you dont have a hygrometer, you can usually judge the humidity level is ok if there is a little bit of condisation on the sides of the tank. if the beaded up water is dripping down... might be a lil too wet in there.


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Re: How much perlite for 10 gal tank? [Re: theBRINK]
    #4492066 - 08/03/05 11:13 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

You really don't need that much perlite at all to maintain a high RH in a well sealed chamber. A half inch perlite layer that's moistened will serve very well. One bag will be more than enough.


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Re: How much perlite for 10 gal tank? [Re: Newbie]
    #4493063 - 08/04/05 01:37 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

OK I cloroxed the tank and mixed up a big bowl or perlite and h2o2/ water.  I tilted the bowl and drained the excess water and filled the tank about an inch or so full.  I covered the tank with some pieces of saran wrap and lysoled my closet then put the tank back in.  I hope I did it all correctly because the casing I made looks like some myc is showing thru a tiny bit. 

Almost all of my other WBS jars are complete and I really don't know what to do with them.  They're not all going to fit into the tank and I can't think of where else to put them!  I guess I'll have to do some hardcore searching for a large enough bin...I mean I have a large kitty litter box but once they're in that I don't have a way to keep them humidified :frown:  Any suggestions on a cheap setup cuz I am broke as hell for a while.


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Re: How much perlite for 10 gal tank? [Re: Newbie]
    #4494138 - 08/04/05 10:15 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

If you have a large box, you can put plastic on the inside of your box and have a make-shift fruiting chamber. Also, you can "build" a chamber around your casing. If you use the litter box, put it inside a trashbag or something, might be a pain to mist and move some air around, but may last you until you get some money scraped up..


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