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Adding water to perlite
    #4641082 - 09/10/05 09:16 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Iam using an opaque container for my terranium base, so how will I know when to add extra water to the perlite? I have a humidity reader inside so should I just pour a little extra in if the humidity dial starts to drop too much?

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Re: Adding water to perlite [Re: cubeladd]
    #4641134 - 09/10/05 09:52 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

im kind of lost as to how this question is being asked.

"how will i know when to add extra water to the perlite?"

why dont you just put the right amount in from the get go.
2 cups of perlite to 1 cup of water, dont let that shit get soaky wet.

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Re: Adding water to perlite [Re: ShroomArtist84]
    #4641138 - 09/10/05 09:57 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I believe he is talking about down the road a bit from when the chamber was set up.
I used to (don't use perlite anymore) just mist the hell out of it to add water back into the perlite. I don't believe it is a good thing to have sitting water in the bottom of the tub, so no I would not pour water into the perlite.
When wetting the perlite up initially I soak it for a while and then drain off the excess water until it drips a little bit. then go ahead and use it.

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Re: Adding water to perlite [Re: ShroomArtist84]
    #4641144 - 09/10/05 09:59 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

As long as you have some water/h2o2 sitting in the perlite you are covered, I recommend water/h2o2 at half the depth of the perlite this maintains RH the best IME.

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