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    I was told to get an Ultrasonic Humidifier for my mini greenhouse since I was frying everything in there,so I called around and no one has an ultrasonic one,nor do they know what it is(neither do I,lol)I asked if they had just regular humidifiers and they said oh yeah.So now my question is,since I can't get an ultrasonic one,which would be a good one to get?They range in price from $30-$140Canadian.I really don't want to spend TOO much on one.So what would I look for in a humidifier?Any help would be greatly appreciated [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] Thanks! *Niki*(Trapper7)
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    I use this one in my mini green house cool mist humidifier.

    I have mine indoors though so I don't know if it would pose any problems outdoors.
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    when are you gonna post pictures of your greenhouse, it sounds really awesome
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    Well it doesn't sound so awesome right now unfortunetly,everything inside it is dead [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] Except the Sundews I killed like almost 2 months ago,they came back to life!All three of them!I just put them in my greenhouse and voula! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] So I'm happy about that.I will post pics when I get the humidifier on Wednesday.Maehem,thanks for the info,but since yours is inside I don't know if it will do the job since mine is outside.Any other comments from other people?Thanks guys [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] *Niki*
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    Anybody??I'm gonna go get one on Wednesday so I need advice [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] *Niki*
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    Simply put. You need one that has a very high output. aka- high water usage. I was running 2 ultrasonic and one evaporative and it couldn't keep up in my green house. but then again... I live in the desert. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] So, find the one with the most output and that would be the best decission. The one I use now is 2 Gal per hour fogger. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_s_32.gif[/img]
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    my advice is that you dont need any humdifier at all..
    a greenhouse will naturally keep in some mositure, which will raise the humidity higher than the level outside..
    so by its very nature, a greenhouse will naturally raise humidity.

    if you were frying plants, the problem is lack of ventilation, not lack of humidity.
    you need more ventilation or you need to cut down the sunlight, maybe add shade cloth..I dont see extra humidity fixing anything..
    that isnt the solution to the problem.

    you only need extra humidity for some nepenthes,
    if you are dealing only with VFTs, sundews and/or sarracenia, they grow fine outside of greenhouses, the humidity inside a greenhouse will be a little higher, which will still be fine for them.
    if they grow fine outside of a greenhouse, ("normal" outdoor humidity")
    and they also grow fine inside a greenhouse, (slightly higher humidity than outdoors)
    then I see no need to add extra humidity inside a greenhouse..
    you dont need a tropical steamy rainforest in there..

    dont see the point.
    I dont think you need one at all.
    if its above 60 degrees (15C) outside just open the thing wide-open, let the breeze blow straight through it, open the top and sides completely.
    you only need to use the greenhouse to conserve heat if its 30-50 (0-10C) degrees outside..if its warmer than that the greenhouse will become an oven if you dont open it up..thats the solution..not more humidity.

    actually, if its above 60F (15C) the plants would be better off outside the greenhouse than inside it.

    what plants are you growing in it?

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    Scot-I have 2 N.fusca's(that are probably dead now)1 N.copelandii(and getting 2 more in a couple weeks)1 Judith Hindle,and 3 Sundews.I can't take the sides and top off the greenhouse cause it's basically a 4 level metal shelf with a clear plastic cover over it that has a large door opening in the front that you can zip up.So now what I have been doing is leaving it unzipped all the way in the day time.I zip it back up at night.The reason they suggested a humidifier is cause I have Neps and they were being fried from the sun.I need something to keep the sun out cause I have no shade to move the greenhouse too.Ok so now do I need a humidifier or not??I'm confused here [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] *Niki*
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