Humity won't go above 70%

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Humity won't go above 70%

Post by Manny 223 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:20 pm

I havent able to get my tank humity above 70% 71% max I have plastic rap on the top cover and a towel over that I fog and spritz my tank everyday but nothing

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Re: Humity won't go above 70%

Post by HappyHermit0916 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:14 pm

Manny 223 wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:20 pm
I havent able to get my tank humity above 70% 71% max I have plastic rap on the top cover and a towel over that I fog and spritz my tank everyday but nothing
Hi, here are a few suggestions:
-try a moss pit
-try bubblers in your pools
Make sure your substrate is nice and damp!
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Re: Humity won't go above 70%

Post by HermitofHermitCrabs » Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:16 pm

Is it enclosed in glass on all sides? Bubbler pools are the best way to keep high consistent humidity.
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Re: Humity won't go above 70%

Post by JoeHermits » Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:37 pm

Is your hygrometer calibrated?


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Re: Humity won't go above 70%

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:39 pm

Try glass lids. Imo, they keep the moisture in so much better!

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Re: Humity won't go above 70%

Post by Beckanai » Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:24 am

We had a heck of a time at first as well. Do you have the towels under the wrap on the lid? Also, do you spray the towels to keep them damp? We keep a spritzer bottle next to the tank filled with bottled water and at random if the humidity isn't keeping steady well spray the paper towels on top, put the wrap back on top and we sit comfortably at 85/85ish.
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Re: Humity won't go above 70%

Post by Manny 223 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:28 am

HappyHermit0916 wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:14 pm
Hi, here are a few suggestions:
-try a moss pit
-try bubblers in your pools
Make sure your substrate is nice and damp!
Hope this helped!!!
I have moss in all corners of the tank and the substrate feels damp. I dont have a bubbler yet would you recommend any?


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Re: Humity won't go above 70%

Post by Manny 223 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:31 am

Beckanai wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:24 am
We had a heck of a time at first as well. Do you have the towels under the wrap on the lid? Also, do you spray the towels to keep them damp? We keep a spritzer bottle next to the tank filled with bottled water and at random if the humidity isn't keeping steady well spray the paper towels on top, put the wrap back on top and we sit comfortably at 85/85ish.
I dont have towels under the rap but that sounds like a good idea thank you.


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Re: Humity won't go above 70%

Post by Manny 223 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:32 am

JoeHermits wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:37 pm
Is your hygrometer calibrated?


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I'm not sure honestly.

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Re: Humity won't go above 70%

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:02 am

Manny 223 wrote: I'm not sure honestly.
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Re: Humity won't go above 70%

Post by Manny 223 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:38 pm

CrabbyLover77 wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:02 am
viewtopic.php?f=26&t=92540

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Thanks for sharing that link it was a lot of help ill give it a try.

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Re: Humity won't go above 70%

Post by GotButterflies » Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:44 pm

Double dish water pools: http://hermitcrabassociation.com/phpBB/ ... le+dish+yo

Press n seal works better than saran wrap. You could also use gallon sized ziploc bags and duct tape them together. That might work better also. :)
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Re: Humity won't go above 70%

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:11 pm

Manny 223 wrote: Thanks for sharing that link it was a lot of help ill give it a try.
Yw!!Image

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Re: Humity won't go above 70%

Post by Manny 223 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:07 pm

CrabbyLover77 wrote:
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Yw!!Image

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I got an electric meter today and my humity was at 91% but it's going down now back to 80%

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Re: Humity won't go above 70%

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:38 pm


Manny 223 wrote: I got an electric meter today and my humity was at 91% but it's going down now back to 80%
Make sure to calibrate that hygrometer too. 80%+ is a good place to be. Image

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