Help! Fogger question

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Help! Fogger question

Post by MrTeacherDude » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:20 pm

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I made this fogger to keep my humidity up. I run it for 10 minutes once an hour on about medium-low. It worked great for a day, but soon started to leak mist from the bottom where the pink tank sits on the white base. I know it's a pressure build up forcing it out, but i lose all pressure to my hose in the process. Is there anything I can put on the base to give it an airtight seal? Something like a rubber gasket or some type of sealant that will still allow the tank to sit flush in the base? It will make contact with the fog going into the tat...

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Re: Help! Fogger question

Post by Rawrgeous » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:50 pm

100 percent Silicone maybe? Let it cure before using it though according to instructions and so it no longer smells like vinegar

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Re: Help! Fogger question

Post by Cortnilin » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:29 pm

I found mine having a similar issue when I made it and it was more so bc the water droplets were clogging my small tube and causing a backup. When I would blow in the end of the tube, forcing the water back into the fogger, the problem would stop. When I switched to a larger/wider hose the problem stopped all together, however, the water droplets were able to flow into my tank. I did not like that my substrate was getting so wet...


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Re: Help! Fogger question

Post by MrTeacherDude » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:50 pm

At first I thought that it was because my hose was so long. I was using 8 foot, when I really only needed 4. So now I have it shortened to about 2 and have the fogger sitting on the top of my tank. It worked great for a few days and started right back up. If the silicone doesn't work, I may pull the plastic reducer off of the top and just go to a bigger hose and keep it on all the way low...

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Re: Help! Fogger question

Post by Cortnilin » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:58 pm

Good luck!


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