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Is a cool mist enough for FAE in a Martha?


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#1 CatsAndBats

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 03:38 PM

Title says it all. I have read a ton of threads and the answer does not seem clear. I would imagine that the change in temperature with the room and the martha would be enough but I wanted some more input. I'm over SGFG's, plus I could convert them to monos..

 

Thoughts?

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 03:49 PM

Title says it all. I have read a ton of threads and the answer does not seem clear. I would imagine that the change in temperature with the room and the martha would be enough but I wanted some more input. I'm over SGFG's, plus I could convert them to monos..

 

Thoughts?

I think she belongs behind bars, maybe not metal ones, but she's actually pretty cute.

 

Where are we going with this? or What is a Martha?


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Posted 21 June 2015 - 03:55 PM

It's slang for her greenhouse that home mycologists rig for fruiting chambers..


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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:03 PM

I'm getting by with only cool mists by keeping the casing layer damp.

The caps don't crack so it is enough.

But, TBH I think my Marthas would do better if I added an ultra sonic humidifier.


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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:06 PM

I'm shooting for "set it and forget it". the sgfg's are so hard to dial in.. sometimes beautiful flushes on one end and stunted growth on the other..



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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:19 PM

"Set it and forget it" was why I went the Martha route.

I got tired of stacking and unstacking tubs 3x a day to fan the SOBs.

Now just once a day I check my Marthas and mist the tubs/trays with a pump sprayer.

 

For $10.00 this thing makes misting the trays quick and easy.

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:26 PM

you don't have a humidifier at the bottom?



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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:36 PM

you don't have a humidifier at the bottom?

Cool mists are humidifiers.

They just don't put out a lot of moisture.

But, I like the idea of having their fans constantly running and moving air around inside the Marthas.


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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:39 PM

I was just double checking, making sure. I'm pretty sure I will dream about them tonight..

 

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 05:13 PM

We used humidifiers, both hot and cold in environmental chambers we built for testing corrosion.

 

The cold ones that are actually pretty expensive, get moldy really fast. They gave you anti-fungal, anti algae, anti aging cream to apply to yourself as well since you aged fast when you entered the room.

 

The nice part of these rooms was the metal walls, that were really easy to wipe down. I wish I had one now, I wouldn't use the humidifiers. 

 

There has got to be a better way to get 99% humidity.



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Posted 21 June 2015 - 05:20 PM

We used humidifiers, both hot and cold in environmental chambers we built for testing corrosion.

 

The cold ones that are actually pretty expensive, get moldy really fast. They gave you anti-fungal, anti algae, anti aging cream to apply to yourself as well since you aged fast when you entered the room.

 

The nice part of these rooms was the metal walls, that were really easy to wipe down. I wish I had one now, I wouldn't use the humidifiers. 

 

There has got to be a better way to get 99% humidity.

I just can't deal with the perlite anymore.. too much attention.

 

that shit is EVERYWHERE


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Posted 21 June 2015 - 08:37 PM

Cat, it really does depend. I only use 1 coolmist for mine and it provides all the rh and FAE that I need for my grows, when I fire it up that is. Some cultivators need more humidity like ultrasonic, foggers, etc, but in my case I do not. My ambient rh stays pretty high especially through the summer months, so yours and others may differ from what works for me. I would recommend to try just 1 coolmist at first, and see how that does for you. You can always add more devices if needed, but starting at the low end and building up is a good policy IMO. It might save you some money. It took me a little while and a few tweaks to dial mine in properly, but once I did, it's an awesome FC.

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 09:52 PM

Pond fogger on a short cycle timer, in a five gallon bucket. Piped in to martha with pvc. Inlet for air intake the 5 gallon bucket with computer fan blowing 24/7. Set and forget!
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Posted 21 June 2015 - 09:53 PM

Jeff has a thread in medicinal/edibles.

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 08:03 AM

thanks guys!

 

 

what about water collection from condensation?



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Posted 22 June 2015 - 11:08 AM

Yea that's the one issue you will have to deal with I wrapped and taped 6 mill black plastic for a bottom, so my floors want become damaged. Then put a plastic tote in there to catch the water, which has to be dumped ~ every week. I also have to periodically manually towel up the water that beeds up on the plastic. Perhaps another grower here that uses a GH has a better solution, but that's just what I do. It's kind of a pain, but it's still a darn good system.
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Posted 22 June 2015 - 11:10 AM

I saw a new guy on here that used a kiddie pool/toy


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Posted 22 June 2015 - 11:47 AM

Not a bad idea at all.

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 11:51 AM

Not a bad idea at all.

Yeah, I already measured all of my sterlite lids, no go. WOMP WOMP!


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Posted 22 June 2015 - 11:58 AM

Yea I did the same thing with no luck. So I had access to plastic at work and decided to go that route. It's not very pretty, but it does the trick.




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