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Re: Humidity Low in Larger Tank

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:03 pm
by RiNiKy506
Nice! That ended up working out very well. Hope your humidity stays good for you.


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Re: Humidity Low in Larger Tank

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:14 pm
by dana79h
craboloading wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:01 pm
I second this. I'm only working with a 10 gallon aquarium & initially had problems keeping the humidity up. I had a small part of the screen lid not covered with plastic wrap. I thought it was no biggie and the air flow would probably be good/keep me aware of any stinkiness. Opted to cover it up to see how the humidity was effected & pretty instantly was rewarded with stable humidity in the 80-85% range.

Maybe adding a moss pit would help you too though, if you don't already have one. :)
OMG, you guys are geniuses!!! I have been having issues keeping the humidity up in my 20gal long. Searched this page high and low and came across this thread. My glass lid left a small ¼ or so inch gap in the back... I didn’t think it was a problem... Covered the gap with Seran wrap and INSTANTLY saw a change in the humidity!! Mind blown.
Just wanted to thank you all for that amazing advice!!!

Re: Humidity Low in Larger Tank

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:43 pm
by DragonsFly
Okay, but remember that they DO need air exchange. I fix that by making at least one of my water sources bubble pools (they either both are, or the MSW pool is a bubble pool and the fresh water source is a fountain); that way there is fresh air regularly moving into the tank, but it comes up through water so it's less likely to cause problems with humidity. I put the pump on a timer so I can adjust how often it is on or off and fine-tune the humidity that way.

Speaking of increasing humidity: there is NOTHING like a fountain for that! Moving water makes an amazing increase in humidity.

Re: Humidity Low in Larger Tank

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:45 pm
by Hermiesguardian
DragonsFly wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:43 pm
Okay, but remember that they DO need air exchange. I fix that by making at least one of my water sources bubble pools (they either both are, or the MSW pool is a bubble pool and the fresh water source is a fountain); that way there is fresh air regularly moving into the tank, but it comes up through water so it's less likely to cause problems with humidity. I put the pump on a timer so I can adjust how often it is on or off and fine-tune the humidity that way.

Speaking of increasing humidity: there is NOTHING like a fountain for that! Moving water makes an amazing increase in humidity.
They get air exchange when changing out their food, even if it's every 2-3 days.

Re: Humidity Low in Larger Tank

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:58 am
by Lizs2587
DragonsFly wrote:Okay, but remember that they DO need air exchange. I fix that by making at least one of my water sources bubble pools (they either both are, or the MSW pool is a bubble pool and the fresh water source is a fountain); that way there is fresh air regularly moving into the tank, but it comes up through water so it's less likely to cause problems with humidity. I put the pump on a timer so I can adjust how often it is on or off and fine-tune the humidity that way.

Speaking of increasing humidity: there is NOTHING like a fountain for that! Moving water makes an amazing increase in humidity.
What kind of fountain do you have? Is it DIY or did you buy it?

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Re: Humidity Low in Larger Tank

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:32 am
by DragonsFly
My favorite one is just a tabletop fountain I found at a flea market. I did make one, too, for my MSW pool at one point, but that one turned out to be more trouble than it was worth.

Re: Humidity Low in Larger Tank

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:35 am
by DragonsFly
Hermiesguardian wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:45 pm
They get air exchange when changing out their food, even if it's every 2-3 days.
Yeah, I may be over-conscientious about that, but to me, I like to have fresh air coming in for them at ground level on a regular basis. Air movement, too, is such an ever-present thing in nature (especially on tropical islands!) that I expect it is more important to their overall well-being than we may suspect.