Aquarium glass fogging

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Aquarium glass fogging

Postby Csager » Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:36 am

I just setuo my first varraium and the glass is fogging. Is there something i can do to clear it up? I have the top very air tight.

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Re: Aquarium glass fogging

Postby Philsuma » Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:32 am

Other than a small screen gap at the top, you can direct a small fan towards or across the front of the tank.

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Re: Aquarium glass fogging

Postby BcsTx » Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:42 am

A vent will help. Is this a new Exo or ZooMed? I have found when new the glass will fog up but over time it gets better.
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Re: Aquarium glass fogging

Postby Csager » Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:46 am

Thanks for the hints. I had read to keep the tank (completely) sealed
. Goes to show ya can t believe everything you read

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Re: Aquarium glass fogging

Postby Philsuma » Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:51 am

100% sealed is not the greatest.

The main reason people have for doing this is fruit fly escape paranoia, and second, they believe that they can keep the humidity up better. Both are not false, but also not best for the animals.

Some ventilation is good to have.

Tight seal + small tank + high heat (usually from overhead lighting) = death to frogs.

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Re: Aquarium glass fogging

Postby RichardA » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:51 am

The fruit fly escape thing cracks me up. If any get out they are not gonna live past a few hours normally. More so being flightless or wingless.

OP- its all been covered. Need a vent. If its a front opening, just takes time.

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Re: Aquarium glass fogging

Postby Csager » Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:51 pm

Letting air in through the top was not enough. I finally went to Radio Shack and purchased a very small 12 vdc fan and used an old charger to power it. Now the tank is clearing up nicely 8)

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Re: Aquarium glass fogging

Postby joneill809 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:47 pm

Glad to hear you found a solution that worked for you. I have found that after my vivs have established I can remove the circulation fans. It's generally been at about the 4 to 6 month mark for me, but you may want to periodically test to see if there is a continued need, especially if you have added vents to your viv. Good luck! And welcome to DartDen!
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