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heating up?
    #946221 - 10/09/02 05:54 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

i just started up my new aquarium heater in my terranium about 5 hours ago and the heat only raised from around 72 to 76. Will my 50 watt heater be enough to get up to a temputare of around 85?


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    #946250 - 10/09/02 06:07 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)



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Re: heating up? [Re: ]
    #946260 - 10/09/02 06:10 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

it's a top fin 50 watt from petSmart and it is cranked all the way


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Re: heating up? [Re: happycamper]
    #946271 - 10/09/02 06:13 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Why would you want the temps to be in the mid 80's in your terraNium, hehehe, sorry had to do it. If you are talking about an incubation chamber, it might be better to use a styrofoam cooler, it hold heat in better than an aquarium. And yes the 50 watt heater will do.


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Re: heating up? [Re: Skikid16]
    #946296 - 10/09/02 06:22 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

well im using a rubbermade container and i am going with the quart-jar method. i'm never offended by any input as i am just an amateur. any critism at this point is good critism


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Re: heating up? [Re: happycamper]
    #946308 - 10/09/02 06:24 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

That's good, but you still didn't answer the question, why would you want the temps to be in the mid 80's? If you are fruiting, your temps should be in the mid 70's.


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Re: heating up? [Re: Skikid16]
    #946320 - 10/09/02 06:27 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

i am only getting my temputare set right now and then i will boil and inject the jars and then put them in to start colonizing at around 85 degrees. Is that good?


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Re: heating up? [Re: happycamper]
    #946328 - 10/09/02 06:29 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Oh, ok, you said terrarium, and what you should have said was incubation chamber, I still stand by my above statement that a styrofoam cooler would to a better job, you may have a hard time keeping the temp up in a rubbermaid because they are not great insulators (sp?) .


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Re: heating up? [Re: Skikid16]
    #946351 - 10/09/02 06:37 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

well for my current environment a foam cooler would not be ideal. would 85 degrees be good for colonizing? what temp. should i go down to for fruiting?


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Re: heating up? [Re: happycamper]
    #946353 - 10/09/02 06:38 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

i lined the inside of it with aluminum foil if that makes any difference


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Re: heating up? [Re: happycamper]
    #946359 - 10/09/02 06:40 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I don't understand why a styrofoam cooler would be bad, but a mushroom growing terrarium would be alright? But yeah, 85 is great for colonizing, and once you get to fruiting the temps should be in the mid 70's. The other problem with using a rubbermade for an incubation chamber, unless it's opaque, is it will let light in which isn't great for colonizing, you will start to get pins before your jar is 100% colonized.


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Re: heating up? [Re: happycamper]
    #946360 - 10/09/02 06:41 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

The foil will keep out the light, but I still say get the damn cooler.


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    #946371 - 10/09/02 06:44 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

if i wasn't so sketched i would explain the situation. I read the manual and the temp is up 4 degrees already. thanks for the help


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Re: heating up? [Re: happycamper]
    #946378 - 10/09/02 06:46 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

If you are sketched out about incubation, wait till you start fruiting. If its that bad, you may want to wait until you can move to a different environment that you can have all the styrofoam coolers you want. Good luck.


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Re: heating up? [Re: Skikid16]
    #946393 - 10/09/02 06:51 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

its not really all that bad its just a styrofoam cooler would attract more unwanted questions from friends than a rubbermade container would you know.


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