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Casing a bulk (90QT sterilite tote)

90qt bulk casing sterilite tote

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#1 CamelTom

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 06:04 AM

about 3 inches of fully colonized sub on the bottom of the tote
the MYCIL. is reaching out all over the sub like it wants more
i have done some casing but its all been smaller totes and i didnt really get that much more out of them
my Q. is when should i add the casing layer or should i just ride with it and let it do its own thing
30%compost 70%straw strain OI
i would put a pick up but i dont know how

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 06:30 AM

Well, it's up to you whether or not you case that sub. It will fruit nicely without a casing layer as it is cubensis.

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 06:53 AM

What would you do???

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 07:23 AM

I would not case personally. Some growers do. I have tried it a couple times, and I did not see much of a difference in yield.

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 07:31 AM

thanks
So How does she look

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 07:33 AM

i had my cam. at 8 mega pixels so the files were to big
now it works fine thanks

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 07:51 AM

That tub looks healthy and ready to start fruiting. Nice!

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 08:09 AM

now that i know how to post pics i might turn this to a grow log

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 12:28 PM

That tub has some beautiful Rhizo. :headbang:

You should get a nice fat harvest there...:eusa_clap

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 12:47 PM

Looking good! I would say go ahead and start fruiting conditions. The main reason for casing a bulk sub is to try to have an even pinset, which ensures that the fruit all mature at the same time. This is different than a cake, which requires the casing for more moisture. But the extra moisture in a bulk is retained by the substrate itself so the casing is not as necessary.

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 01:00 PM

thanks
So How does she look


It looks exactly like it should.... Good Job!

I don't case mine either especially in larger tubs like that. It will fruit just fine without. Like MLB I have never personally seen larger yields being directly related to a casing layer.

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 01:02 PM

Yep, Looks great bro, you are gonna have some monsters!!!! and tons of em! I cant wait to see more pics!

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 05:09 PM

thanks for all the good remarks
about 2 weeks or so and it will look allot better:eusa_danc
ill keep u peeps updated

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 09:13 PM

Thats HUGE!

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 06:16 AM

thanks for all the good remarks
about 2 weeks or so and it will look allot better:eusa_danc
ill keep u peeps updated


Maybe not that long, Tom. Good vibes on your grow. Peace.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 08:44 AM

I must concur with everyone else on the casing layer. It's just more work cleaning them after harvest. As long as you keep the humidity straight you will have a nice grow.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 10:55 AM

So the general consensus these days is that casing isn't even really necessary, if not a pain in the ass that isn't necessary, as long as we keep the sub properly hydrated and the humidity up?

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 11:55 AM

So the general consensus these days is that casing isn't even really necessary, if not a pain in the ass that isn't necessary, as long as we keep the sub properly hydrated and the humidity up?


Well that depends if you ask me, others opinions will differ. The only time I will use a casing layer is if I am breaking up PF cakes into a tray and just fruiting like that with a casing layer, or if casing straight grains like popcorn or rye. I don't use these methods anymore but if I were to use a casing layer, that would be the only time other than growing Pan Cyans.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 04:58 PM

there is water droplets on the top
how do i fix this i dont want it to start pooling

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 05:13 PM

If the water droplets are big enough to dab with a paper towel without touching the sub, take care of 'em that way. Otherwise, they're not big enough to worry about. I've seen many subs fruit like magic, even with dew covering them.

Also, In the subs I've seen, a lot of the excess moisture and all the droplets on the top of your tub will pretty well disappear once you start fruiting conditions.

My $.02.

Good luck!




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