Humidity, covering vivs ?

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Humidity, covering vivs ?

Postby cyclops23 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:26 pm

Hey guys I have 2 exo terra tanks (24x18x18 and 24x18x24) and I had read that completely covering the vents on the doors would help keep the humidity up. now im reading that its not the best for the frogs. Should I completely uncover the vent or just partially? The frogs look to be doing ok and so do most of the plants
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Re: Humidity

Postby frogfreak » Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:01 pm

Do you have a vent on the top of your tanks?
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Re: Humidity, covering vivs ?

Postby Philsuma » Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:04 pm

cyclops23 wrote:Hey guys I have 2 exo terra tanks (24x18x18 and 24x18x24) and I had read that completely covering the vents on the doors would help keep the humidity up. now im reading that its not the best for the frogs. Should I completely uncover the vent or just partially? The frogs look to be doing ok and so do most of the plants


The vents / holes on the front doors are designed to circulate air to keep the entire front door(s) clear of moisture for better viewing.

What is important, is to have at least 80% of the TOP of the enclosure covered. Glass is best /easiest / cheapest.

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Re: Humidity, covering vivs ?

Postby cyclops23 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:17 pm

No vent on top I replaced the screen with glass. Thanks Phil I removed the tape blocking the door vents
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Re: Humidity, covering vivs ?

Postby frogfreak » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:59 pm

cyclops23 wrote:No vent on top I replaced the screen with glass. Thanks Phil I removed the tape blocking the door vents


Opening the vent at the bottom will do very little without a vent at the top, but can't hurt in any way.
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Re: Humidity, covering vivs ?

Postby cyclops23 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:35 pm

Not having a vent at the top is fine right? Everything Ive read said replacing the screen with glass is the way to go but just making sure! My house is dry, even in the summer, and I want to retain all the humidity I can for these guys
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