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Re: Condensation on Walls

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:46 pm
by daws409
TheLayla420 wrote:Where can I buy command strips??? :crabbigsmile: :crabblush:
Wal-Mart, Lowe's, Dollar G, Family Dollar, probably more.... Usually in the picture section.

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Re: Condensation on Walls

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:22 pm
by TheLayla420
daws409 wrote:
TheLayla420 wrote:Where can I buy command strips??? :crabbigsmile: :crabblush:
Wal-Mart, Lowe's, Dollar G, Family Dollar, probably more.... Usually in the picture section.

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Thanks sooo much!!


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Re: Condensation on Walls

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:45 pm
by GotButterflies
TheLayla420 wrote:Where can I buy command strips??? :crabbigsmile: :crabblush:
Target, Walmart, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Amazon have them :)

Re: Condensation on Walls

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 9:56 pm
by elly_bananas
I wanted to say, that i have recently had this issue with condensation and today i decided to make my own lil humidifyer and i aimed the tube towards the front end of the glass. An hour later, not o ly was my humidity seriously on point, but the air blowi g thru dried up that condensation and now i couldnt be happier. So i am going to agree in regards to the air flow, solely on my own experience.

Re: Condensation on Walls

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 3:02 pm
by Hermias_mom
elly_bananas wrote:I wanted to say, that i have recently had this issue with condensation and today i decided to make my own lil humidifyer and i aimed the tube towards the front end of the glass. An hour later, not o ly was my humidity seriously on point, but the air blowi g thru dried up that condensation and now i couldnt be happier. So i am going to agree in regards to the air flow, solely on my own experience.
That's cool Elly!

Re: Condensation on Walls

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 3:04 pm
by elly_bananas
Hermias_mom wrote:
elly_bananas wrote:I wanted to say, that i have recently had this issue with condensation and today i decided to make my own lil humidifyer and i aimed the tube towards the front end of the glass. An hour later, not o ly was my humidity seriously on point, but the air blowi g thru dried up that condensation and now i couldnt be happier. So i am going to agree in regards to the air flow, solely on my own experience.
That's cool Elly!
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Re: Condensation on Walls

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:56 am
by kdsm0527
aussieJJDude wrote:
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:20 am
No always, condensation just means their is a heat/water vapour difference from inside and outside the tank. The only way that it is high enough is to get a gauge.
A way to reduce condensation is to increase air movement along the glass, which can be achieved by what lid you use - leave a gap along the front glass pane for example - or using a small fan inside the tank.
What type of fan do you recommend? I’m half scared that crabs will climb on one and nip it’s little feet! Where did you mount it? I just did a tank upgrade from 36 to 75 w/18x24 topper on one side. I’m using the normal fish tank aquarium lid On the other side with essentially no gaps except for where the bubbler hoses poke through. I get condensation where it isn’t insulated ie the front and where the light has to shine through. I mean my husband wrapped it up! My humidity stays around 80 u til night and drops to 75 then temp is steady 78-81. I do not know how to post a picture :/

Re: Condensation on Walls

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:13 am
by aussieJJDude
kdsm0527 wrote:
What type of fan do you recommend? I’m half scared that crabs will climb on one and nip it’s little feet! Where did you mount it? I just did a tank upgrade from 36 to 75 w/18x24 topper on one side. I’m using the normal fish tank aquarium lid On the other side with essentially no gaps except for where the bubbler hoses poke through. I get condensation where it isn’t insulated ie the front and where the light has to shine through. I mean my husband wrapped it up! My humidity stays around 80 u til night and drops to 75 then temp is steady 78-81. I do not know how to post a picture :/
To post pics, you need an image sharing platform where you upload there and then copy the link here. Many like to use tapatalk app (on phone) for this reason. :)

I just saw your post on FB, which I've responded there.

Generally you want to make a box out of mesh (recommend plastic canvas) so they can't access the moving parts, and a silicone tubing to keep the wire a little more secure. How you mount it depends on where you plan on locating it, I liked using magnets glued onto the mesh box, but you may prefer using a stand or some suction cups to mount it within your topper. Choice up to you and your general DIY savvy skills.

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Re: Condensation on Walls

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:34 am
by kdsm0527
Thank you! Just realized that - Thanks for the assist!

Re: Condensation on Walls

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:58 am
by HermitofHermitCrabs
TheLayla420 wrote:
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:41 pm
Where can I buy command strips??? :crabbigsmile: :crabblush:
Walmart.

Re: Condensation on Walls

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:44 pm
by GotButterflies
Craft stores also sell command strips.