please help with humidity...

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please help with humidity...

Postby cleigm84 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:54 pm

I have a false bottom with water in it. A water feature I fog 2x a day and mist every 2 hours for 20 secs and my thermo-hygrometer says my humidity is 47% and my temp is 73. Is this possible?? If so how can I make it more humid?

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Re: please help with humidity...

Postby Philsuma » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:55 pm

Throw away the humidity gauge.

But seriously, those are very inaccurate.

Do you have a partial or full glass lid ?

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Re: please help with humidity...

Postby cleigm84 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:56 pm

Its an aquarium top so it has the liftable plastic half lid. I have the back duct taped to seal it a little

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Re: please help with humidity...

Postby Philsuma » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:09 pm

make sure there are no large gaps in the lid. Those gauge's are cheaply made and very inaccurate.

Buy a new, unused spray bottle at walmart or any store and spray the inside glass on one side. Wait until the next day and see if the condensation is still there. eyeballing the water droplets on the side of the glass is a much better way of telling if your tank is retaining humidity or losing it.

can you post a pic ?

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Re: please help with humidity...

Postby cleigm84 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:18 pm

I will tomorrow have to work early in the am

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Re: please help with humidity...

Postby cleigm84 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:45 pm

I have tried but I have no idea how to post a picture... I would love to post a picture as I am very proud of my first build and I did it all by myself with youtube as a guide. Is there an email that I can send you a picture.

Gabe

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Re: please help with humidity...

Postby Philsuma » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:25 am

cleigm84 wrote:I have tried but I have no idea how to post a picture... I would love to post a picture as I am very proud of my first build and I did it all by myself with youtube as a guide. Is there an email that I can send you a picture.

Gabe


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Re: please help with humidity...

Postby RichFrye » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:08 am

If anything, sounds as if the viv may be on the wet side. It is impossible to have that much water movement and have low humidity.
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