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Fun Guy

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shotgun fc not a reality?
« on: April 14, 2009, 06:19:50 PM »

so I have not hit any bumps in the road so far as I have 12 jars great myc growth and no contams.  two weeks in and I am about a week and a half away from the fc. So I thought I better build my shotgun fc today to make sure that it is gonna work.  I have done overresearch on everything including this, and I followed directions to a tee.  But the rh level is between 85-90.  this is obv not gonna work.  Am I missing something or do I just need to go to the petco and get some air pumps and a new bin.  I knew a shotgun fc was to easy to be true.
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Re: shotgun fc not a reality?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2009, 06:28:33 PM »

Cover up some holes with lil square peices of duct tape until you reach 100.

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Re: shotgun fc not a reality?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2009, 06:40:47 PM »

PW is right on. My first attempt at a shotgun FC had way too many holes in it. After I taped up most of them I was able to increase the RH to a suitable level.
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Re: shotgun fc not a reality?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2009, 07:23:14 PM »

yep, cover some holes and make sure you do not have to much water. the water needs to be able to evaporate...
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Re: shotgun fc not a reality?
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2009, 09:40:41 PM »

there is no standing water, the perlite was rinsed and thoroughly soaked but drained.  it feels almost dry to the touch now but i know still has water trapped in it.  will update when i have time to fix some holes. 
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Re: shotgun fc not a reality?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2009, 05:27:47 AM »

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Cover up some holes with lil square peices of duct tape until you reach 100.

Would filling the holes with polyfill work the same as duct tape?
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Re: shotgun fc not a reality?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2009, 02:48:31 PM »

Polyfill would still allow too much outside environment to seep in and defeat the purpose of sealing off the holes IMO.
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Re: shotgun fc not a reality?
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2009, 03:54:30 PM »

That's what I figured. Thanks.
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Re: shotgun fc not a reality?
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2009, 08:00:24 PM »

what should properly hydrated perlite feel like.  wet to touch or almost dry.  I think I let it dry out because too many holes.  I have taped up like 60%-70% of them and rewet the perlite.  will post results.  I however did not tape any of the bottom holes because i surmised that the airflow threw the perlite is the most important.  am i right or should i tape up most of these as well?
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Re: shotgun fc not a reality?
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2009, 11:47:45 PM »

I would tape up all of them. You only need a few on the sides near the top. Or you could monitor your RH and just keep covering holes until you get the reading you want on your gage.
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