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Perlite drying up?
    #4690457 - 09/21/05 03:53 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I have a bin with perlite in it and distilled water with my cakes on top. I just checked it and it looks like the water has dryed up so I added more, is this normal? :weirdeyes:


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Re: Perlite drying up? [Re: i8an8th]
    #4690520 - 09/21/05 04:15 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

perlite shouldn't be in standing water, and it evaporates pretty slowly, so you generally shouldn't have to add water if you followed the 2" perlite to 1" water ratio, or the soak and drain. you might want to be a bit careful, because too much water in the perlite will prevent the wicking/evaporating process. if the perlite feels damp, you should be okay.


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Re: Perlite drying up? [Re: i8an8th]
    #4690689 - 09/21/05 05:02 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

What is wicking/evaporating? u can see some water if u tip the bin.


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Re: Perlite drying up? [Re: i8an8th]
    #4690734 - 09/21/05 05:14 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

The water shouldn't be all the way up to the top of the perlite. The "dry" perlite rocks at the top pull the water from the wet perlite rocks below and wick little water droplets into the air. If the perlite is completely wet, then it can't pull the water into the air.


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Re: Perlite drying up? [Re: i8an8th]
    #4690737 - 09/21/05 05:16 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Check this link out for plenty of info on how to use perlite.


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