dunking (larger) casings
Posted 11 June 2006 - 02:56 PM
Posted 11 June 2006 - 04:10 PM
What i know from here around :48HOURS MAX TIME.I prefer 6 to 12 hours.
Dont mist after pins apear.:bow:
Posted 12 June 2006 - 01:25 AM
Posted 06 February 2007 - 10:34 PM
have a 10"x10" casing which gave an excellent first flush. I suspected it was too big to remove from the container to dunk and so I dunked it by just adding water to the container it was in until it floated to the top, for 24hr. Now when draining the water i could see it was probably wise to not try and remove it as it is not strong enough to hold together and several large cracks appeared in it trying to get it flat in the container after water removal. I think it will recover okay, but might slow down the next flush (had heaps of pins come out while dunking).
So the question is how to dunk a casing that cannot be picked up and is this a big issue for the bottom casing layer which cannot be swapped out.
The casing material was 100% verm bottom and top.
Posted 06 February 2007 - 11:22 PM
Posted 06 February 2007 - 11:44 PM
i think theres some threads on it more in depth around
Posted 07 February 2007 - 12:55 AM
Posted 07 February 2007 - 02:12 AM
If you have an identical container to the one that the substrate is in, you can add enough water in the substrates container to submerge it and then set the empty identical container inside of the subtrates container with a weight in it so it holds the substrate under completely for the dunk. Then when the dunk's done, simply remove the weight out of the empty and then use the empty to hold the substrate in it's container for draining. See what I mean?
yes, thats not a bad idea. I have two containers both have substrate growing in them and they both had lids. The problem was draining the water and the substrate getting out of horizontal then not falling back into position without breakage. But i think the approach you suggest would overcome that problem.
thanks for that
Posted 07 February 2007 - 02:23 AM
Geeze, that was a lot of container talk!
Posted 07 February 2007 - 09:54 AM
If you R doing multiple subs ,then a bit of chlorine in the water will help prevent cross contamination...
If your tray doesn't have a drain hole , u can lift it out by sliding the tray under the floating sub, upside down and fruit as a flat cake on the inverted tray...
Posted 08 February 2007 - 02:03 AM