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How much air exchange is needed in the Terrarium?
    #663107 - 06/04/02 07:18 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

Hey,

How much air exchange would be needed in a 10 gallon terrarium with 6 PF cakes? Would opening the container twice a day and fanning new air in be good enough? Is an air pump nessesary?

I know this info is in the FAQs but i was just looking for opinions.

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Re: How much air exchange is needed in the Terrarium? [Re: Fd3000]
    #663145 - 06/04/02 08:00 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

an air pump is not necessary, although i would fan much more than twice a day during the pinning/fruiting stage. i'd aim for 4-5 fans a day, more wouldn't hurt either.


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Re: How much air exchange is needed in the Terrarium? [Re: geokills]
    #663174 - 06/04/02 08:24 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

Well, for us people with less time, 2-3x a day is perfect!


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Re: How much air exchange is needed in the Terrarium? [Re: Fd3000]
    #663191 - 06/04/02 08:35 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

While an air pump isn't exactly necessary, it certainly can't hurt as long as you can keep your humidity up. For a 10gal aquarium, I imagine that the pump would have to be pretty small.

In TMC (p. 69), The maximum number of air exchanges per hour for Psilocybe Cubensis is 2-3. So you basically just have to roughly figure out how much air space there is in your terrarium (without cakes, perlite, etc), then buy an air pump that will displace 2-3x that amount. So if you have a 10gal aquarium, 2" of perlite, 6 cakes, probably makes 8 gallons of air space. Your air pump should displace between 16 and 24 gallons per hour.

This, of course, is complicated and not really necessary if you don't mind fanning a few times a day.

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Re: How much air exchange is needed in the Terrarium? [Re: FanaTEK]
    #663197 - 06/04/02 08:39 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

IMHO...not worth it for a couple cakes! I usually grow 6 cakes at a time...minimal light + air exchange...they get along just fine. Some people even neglect them in the jars while they pin and rant and rave about large flushes/yeilds and supreme potency...no names...but I didn't find the neglect tek. too good..*shrugs*...oh well!


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Re: How much air exchange is needed in the Terrarium? [Re: phrozendata]
    #663456 - 06/05/02 02:47 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)

Ok well i'm gonna open it and fan it 3 times a day. Thanks for everyone's help!

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