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sin2win

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perlite in the FC
« on: November 12, 2008, 01:02:06 PM »

Quick Q, the perlite set up at the bottom of the fc, do u soak the perlite before or just pour the perlite in the fc then pour water? 
If soak, how long do u soak and what ratio of water to perlite do u put?
Soak with distiled water for best results?

Is it a good idea to get the RH in the fc before u plase the tub's in?
would it hurt if u put the tubs in right after u place the perlite??

THX alot!!
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Re: perlite in the FC
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2008, 07:09:07 PM »

just fill a strainer with perlite. then turn the faucet on and soak the perlite.  rotating the strainer so as to hit all of the perlite.  do that for a few minuits, then let it strain completly.  kinda level it off with your hand or a spoon or something.  put your trays in and the lid on.
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Re: perlite in the FC
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2008, 10:12:32 PM »

that seems just like ure rinsing it, arnt u suppose to let it sit in water so it SOAKS it up??
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Re: perlite in the FC
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008, 06:31:04 PM »

perlite is a crystalline substance it does not soak up water.  it has many "nooks and crannies" with a large surface area.  is merely retains water in crevices on its surface. 
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Re: perlite in the FC
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 06:36:39 PM »

go here

http://www.iplayerhd.com/player/4668b8fe-7c51-44cd-ac3d-1cb71528184f.aspx

small video on a simple fruiting chamber, and how perlite works.  i dont use as many holes as they show.  i found it to lower the humidity to far. 
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Re: perlite in the FC
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2008, 07:41:39 PM »

yea i seen a vid earlier i got it thx, srry bout the confusion.
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