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#61 Sky Rayven

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 07:49 PM

Hi Golly,
My FOAF is going to try this method with a Mycro bag nugget as soon as he pulls the first flush. Can you tell me why Distilled water is better than Spring water for watering this type of caseing? This will be his first caseing as he has only done cakes before.
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I had the same question myself...

Some places don't sell spring water (desert areas)

Then I thought it probably doesn't matter but why mess with something that works right...(if it aint broke...)

It might be better to use distilled just because of the way Golly waters over the fruits primordia and such??

Anyhow I just figure I will use distilled water for the watering. I use spring water with kelp extract for seting up my cakes tho.

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 08:13 PM

Yeah DD - it's pretty much a jazzed up half pint cake per tray...

I guess what i'm saying about the water, is that for casings it's best if it has a low mineral content .Real spring water should also be fairly low in minerals so would be ok...My deep well tap water leaves a residue when it evapourates which can build up on a casing...
A gallon of spring is the same price as distilled which i prefer for syringe making also...

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 10:27 AM

Hey Golly,
What kind of wire is that in the spout on the water bottle? Was going to use a piece of a coat hanger but then thought that would rust.
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Posted 21 November 2006 - 03:36 PM

It's a piece of a wire tie jammed in the plastic tube...U could just partially melt and crimp the tubing if u want to limit the flow..

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 03:51 PM

Ahhh...Very good...

I suppose this also helps direct the water a little bit too.

with a little bit of a bend in it you can rotate the bottle to squish here and dribble there in tight spots

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 03:56 PM

Thanks Golly!
What kind of a wire tie? Not a bread bag tie? What is it used for?

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 06:36 PM

Golly, what method did you use for humidification/air exchange in you aquarium?

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 07:37 PM

Wire tie = plastic electrical tie for binding wires ...
I threw out the Ultra sonic i was using as the mist causes more problems than it solves..
The aquarium is a quarter filled with water and a small pump shoots water
under the elevated grow rack,, combined with a 12v circulation fan - humidifies the whole tank..
Fresh air is passively entrained through gaps in the lid as the humidified air circulates...I'll get a pic...

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 07:59 PM

pic of tank w glass rack n' pump shooting water....Also circulation fan pushes air down under rack...

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 10:37 AM

You said a plastic tub could work just as well? Mabye instead of water and a water pump, would lining the bottom with perlite work and still use a platform for the trays and the fan for air exchange?

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 06:12 PM

Yep ,,simple is often the best in the long run...this tank was just sitting around so i figured i'de put it to use...
Perlite works great...

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 08:02 PM

Golly you've inspired foaf to use the small containers she bought a long time ago and never tried, plus she said she got rid of some spawn that was laying around.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 08:08 PM

Wow - your having a buffet,,,I'll be right over...:lol: ..The trays look great..

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 08:33 PM

Hi,
Those trays look Great! My FOAF is trying this TEK also and has always used Perlite in the past but is trying damp paper towels for humidification. So far, so good. Will try to post pics later.
Anyone else have good results with the paper towel method?

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 09:49 PM

I love mini trays

So after this thread started i started drill n and fill n .
The part about the spacer is paramount.
I was always flooding my trays from the ultrasonic running.
The myc is so healthy that I can tell what is wrong about my FC, ie hum to high or need more fresh air. It is really great for tweaking the equipment.

Do you have a drain drilled into the bottom of your tank for easy maintance?
The run off of my trays is very nasty "poo Juice" do you change a lot of water or use H2O2,Bleach?
Have I ask to many Q's?
I hope not.

These are on the third flush sorry no pics from before.
Should have some in a few days.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 10:31 PM

That's great Chaos...I've had the same water in the tank for a couple months now , it's distilled so it ain't free..i filter it occasionally and add peroxide weekly...I try not to let any substrate or drain water fall into the resevoir for obvious reasons...
Beeshrm...paper towels can be quite effective ,especially if they're crinkled up under an elevated rack which holds the trays [more surface area]

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 11:12 PM

Hi,
Those trays look Great! My FOAF is trying this TEK also and has always used Perlite in the past but is trying damp paper towels for humidification. So far, so good. Will try to post pics later.
Anyone else have good results with the paper towel method?

This



was fruited with paper towels for humidity

from this thread

http://archives.myco...html?1101997336

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#78 Beshroomed

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 11:50 PM

Thanks Golly,
Can you please tell me more about how my FOAF would use Peroxide with the paper towel method to prevent contams? I told him about useing the elvated racks and crinkling the towels and hes gonna do it.

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 12:37 AM

Would wetting the paper towels with Bleach solution work too?
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Posted 29 November 2006 - 02:17 AM

Would wetting the paper towels with Bleach solution work too?
Thanks


Did you bother reading the thread I pointed you to when answering your earlier question?

http://archives.myco...html?1101997336

The answer to your above question is in that thread too.




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