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Mushroom-Hut Shop: Substrate Mix

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Registered: 09/23/01
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automatic airing
    #531760 - 01/26/02 07:15 AM (21 years, 8 months ago)

I thought of upgrading my setup as I found it very tedious to have to air the terr three times a day by flaping a lid! So, I need an automatic air exchange happening 3-4 times a day:

Option 1: have a small fan (computer fan) blowing the air INto the terr and perhaps a filter disc covering the fan (but wouldn't doing this burn the fan out?)

Option 2: To have a similar fan sucking the air OUT of the terr, while there is a hole covered with a filter disc (this seems a better option than No. 1)

Option 3: have some sort of fishtank bubbler providing the air exchange (I have never even seen one of these so I dont know how it works)

The problems I can see with Options 1 and 2 is to find a small fan that would work with the mains circuit (any suggestions?)

Any sort of help would be greatly apreciated!!

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Re: automatic airing [Re: HARRY]
    #531777 - 01/26/02 08:16 AM (21 years, 8 months ago)

put an aquarium air pump in a gladware or tupperware or something like that with a filter disc put somewhere in the tupperware and the power cord and air hoeses need holes. Then you need to seal these up with silicone. You dont need a bubble stone and if you are using perlite you dont want one because it will cause your humidity to be too high. You are probably going to want a hygrometer to adjust your air pump.

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Re: automatic airing [Re: HARRY]
    #531818 - 01/26/02 09:12 AM (21 years, 8 months ago)

Well, the pc fan will work.
My terrarium is large, 2x6x6.
I use a fish tank bubbler in the bottom, cord runs out, sealed around the cord, into a pail of water (just because i read somewhere tank bubblers must be run in water) and the air is drawn in a hole at the top which is covered with a 99.97% filter.
I prefer having air being drawn in flowly, rather than FORCED in..

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Re: automatic airing [Re: HARRY]
    #531969 - 01/26/02 11:58 AM (21 years, 8 months ago)

i would go with the air pump

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Re: automatic airing [Re: HARRY]
    #531992 - 01/26/02 12:14 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

go w/ the aquarium air pump. bubble it through some water and put it on a timer for 4-6 times a day for around 15 min. each interval. Use perlite humidification. It works and it's cheap

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Re: automatic airing [Re: HARRY]
    #532063 - 01/26/02 01:29 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)


Go to that site. Look in the tek page. There is an automated set up "The Hawk Tank". I made one with a few mods it works great. I put my casing in, and i don't open again until harvest time. I could post pics of mine if you wish. Hope this helps.

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Re: automatic airing [Re: YorkddX]
    #532110 - 01/26/02 02:12 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

YorkddX, Could you post your pictures? I'd like to see what modifications you made.


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