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Fogger/dehumidifier with glass with UTH?

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:04 am
by FSkerlak
Hello everyone, just a quick question. Maybe... Lol. So I got a overhead light with a dimmer and for it to 85 degrees in the tank. But now the humidity is in the 55% range. Any ideas? I sealed up the lid pretty good too. I was thinking about a fogger but was afraid with my full back wall of UTHs that the fogger mist may ctmrack the aquarium glass. Is that something to worry about?
Thanks for any advice!

Re: Fogger/dehumidifier with glass with UTH?

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:47 am
by aussieJJDude
I had a fogger. Never a problem.

Something to keep in mind, foggers have the potential to flood the tank. So keep a good eye on it to ensure it doesn't happen!

If you haven't already, adding bubblers, moss pit and/or some EE can help increase the humidity.

Re: Fogger/dehumidifier with glass with UTH?

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:49 am
by FSkerlak
Great! Thanks for the advice! I just tried looking up bubblers without much luck. Any good name brands that you know of so I can look it up to buy it?
Thanks again

Re: Fogger/dehumidifier with glass with UTH?

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:37 am
by FSkerlak
Also, about how much will the humidity rise in a 20 gallon tank with a bubbler and some moss? I already have EE at about 1/5 or 2/5 to playsand. Thanks in advance.

Re: Fogger/dehumidifier with glass with UTH?

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:24 pm
by Motörcrab
You can sling together a simple bubbler system for around $20 at Wal Mart. For the bare bones basic you need an aquarium pump ($8), some air line tubing ($6 depending on the length), and an air stone ($2).

The pumps have either one or two air lines out. You can also buy pumps with a built in dial to regulate the air flow ($25 and up). You can also buy inline air regulators so you can adjust the air flow ($4) instead of a fancy pump. If you buy a pump with a single output you can purchase a pack of "T" connection ($3) to split the tubing to both pools.

We used a single air pump with two outputs using the "T" method to supply bubblers to two tanks and four water pools. The hardest part of the set up is figuring out how to run the line/s inside the tank.

I have also heard, but never saw it that if the bubblers are set to high they may actually force moisture out of the tank.

The size of the moss pit and bubblers will be dependant on how much humidity you will get.

Re: Fogger/dehumidifier with glass with UTH?

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:31 pm
by LandFishh
To set up a bubbler you will need a small air pump, tubing that connects to it, preferably a gang valve to change the pressure, and an air stone. Connect the pump to a bit of pipe, the pipe to the valve, another pipe to the output, and then the end of the pipe to your air stone. You will want those little blue or grey air stones to drop in your pools. Links below (It's all on amazon). I don't recommend buying it online, as you don't know how the piping will attach, but perhaps it's the best option. Check it out in a pet store or perhaps a home depot.

I'm not quite sure how much it'll raise your humidity, as it depends on your pressure, how much moss you have, and what you are already doing. Also I don't have a 20 gal. I'd guess that dropping air stones would raise it by ~3-5%? not sure.

Links:
AIR STONES: https://www.amazon.com/Pawfly-Cylinder- ... ones&psc=1

AIR PUMP: https://www.amazon.com/Top-Fin-Air-4000 ... l+air+pump

TUBING: https://www.amazon.com/Penn-Plax-Aquari ... WBRNZSKR7V

GANG VALVE: https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Stainless ... gang+valve

Re: Fogger/dehumidifier with glass with UTH?

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:41 pm
by FSkerlak
You guys are awesome!! Thanks so much for the effort!
Also, Motocrab, I sent you a reply on another topic about what type of video camera you use for your tank? Thanks again!