Humdity

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Humdity

Post by Jamison » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:34 pm

I have got the new 48 gallon set up! The heating is fine, but humidity is a bit low. I still need to make the substrate sandcastle consistency, it is a bit dry. I did misting in the other tank but it caused a flood. Do you know any tricks I can use without spending any money?
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Re: Humdity

Post by angelbearpuppy » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:41 pm

Could you make a moss pit, or drop a bubbler in one of your water dishes? You could also try moving the water dishes closer to the heater. As it everprates it can increase humidity.


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Re: Humdity

Post by Jamison » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:35 pm

I have some i will put in a cup to make a little pit. I am also going to put in a reptile background that is suppossd to be really good at getting humidity up.
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Re: Humdity

Post by Motörcrab » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:00 pm

You can also add an inch or of moist Eco Earth to the top of your substrate. The crabs will eventually churn it in. That holds the moisture very well. you can also raise the humidity by covering the top with a bath towel. That may also raise the temperature as well.

What type of top do you use?

With a new set up it may take a day or two for everything to even out and reach a steady humidity and temperature.
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Re: Humdity

Post by Jamison » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:34 pm

I have a screen to that i cover with a towel.
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Post by Motörcrab » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:48 pm

Do you have plastic wrap covering the screen? That will help to hold in more humidity too. When you tend to the tank it will allow air fresh air to enter the tank.
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Re: Humdity

Post by Jamison » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:08 pm

I can do that in the morning. Thanks for the help!
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Post by Motörcrab » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:25 pm

No problem, glad I could help. You can even double up the plastic on the top too. Just be sure you aren't using a heating bulb as that can melt the plastic.
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Re: Humdity

Post by elly_bananas » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:09 am

Jamison wrote:I have some i will put in a cup to make a little pit. I am also going to put in a reptile background that is suppossd to be really good at getting humidity up.
What is the "reptile background" youre talking about. Im curious

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Re: Humdity

Post by aussieJJDude » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:19 pm

elly_bananas wrote:What is the "reptile background" youre talking about. Im curious

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Sounds like one of those coconut fibre walls...

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Re: Humdity

Post by Jamison » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:15 pm

Yes aussiejjdude is correct it is a coconut fiber wall.
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Re: Humdity

Post by elly_bananas » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:27 pm

Ah.. gotcha. I personally dont find those to hold a lot of moisture. What i did find was it kept the uth from heating through it, like an insulator. They do come in handy for decorations, and levels tho. Wish you luck!

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