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Quick lighting Q
    #4661502 - 09/14/05 08:09 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Well I ordered some B+ spores on Friday and I'm hoping they'll come today or tomorrow. My question is about my fruiting chamber. I made have made a replica of Magash's wonderful Poor mans Pod. My question is:

I have a clear rubbermaid container with a white non-transparent lid. I wanted to get a clear lid but couldn't find a rubbermaid with a matching clear lid that was remotely airtight. Do I need to worry about mushrooms growing sideways as there isn't light coming in from the top or should the indirect/reflected allow them to grow upwards reguardless?

I tried to put a window in the top of the lid but ending up just cutting up my hand :P

Thanks in advance!


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Re: Quick lighting Q [Re: Blek]
    #4661513 - 09/14/05 08:13 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Go to the dollar store buy a 99 cent pic frame, cut hole in lid a little smaller than the glass on frame, silicone edge of glass set it on top of chamber add a little weight to it and tommarrow you will have a window.


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Re: Quick lighting Q [Re: djsage420]
    #4661519 - 09/14/05 08:15 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Oh I didnt specify, you only want the glass out of the frame, throw out the frame, hang it sell it do whatever all you need is the glass.


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Re: Quick lighting Q [Re: djsage420]
    #4661559 - 09/14/05 08:22 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

my lid is blue. i just rest my light on top. its cool cause if it were clear it'ld be too much light imho(or at least in my taste), even though i use only 20 watt fluoro. they dont need much light. i like to think i'm simulating some shade were mushrooms like to grow. you could tape black garbage bag material on the sides and just let the light shine through your white lid.


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Re: Quick lighting Q [Re: Shnezbit]
    #4661671 - 09/14/05 08:53 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I use that clear lid like I was talking about because I set my tubs in front of a window, free light, and its on a timer also LOl


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Re: Quick lighting Q [Re: Shnezbit]
    #4661759 - 09/14/05 09:09 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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you could tape black garbage bag material on the sides and just let the light shine through your white lid.




Well my lid is opaque, otherwise it would defeat the purpose of this thread  :crazy2:

Thanks for all the quick replies all.  But has anyone grown with an opaque lid and a clear rubbermaid?  The glass window seems like the best alternative.  Those rubbermaid lids are tough to cut though!


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Re: Quick lighting Q [Re: Blek]
    #4668786 - 09/16/05 09:07 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Just keep it cheap! Put some clear saran wrap on top. Lightly wet the rim and it will cling to it well.

I don't think you have a problem though. My lid on my PMP was opaque too and it worked fine:



The pic above shows my PMP when I first built it and had lava rocks in it. The ones below are when I switched to perlite.





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Re: Quick lighting Q [Re: FooMan]
    #4669329 - 09/16/05 01:16 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Cool thanks fooman. Good to know I can just leave it. Tired of messing around with the thing.


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