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    Quote Originally Posted by massmorels View Post
    It doesn't solve much of anything. Earlier I stated a couple times that the watering comes from a ultrasonic fogging humidifier. When the fog settles.. it's everywhere, not just the pots.
    interesting..
    ok..new suggestion!
    how about..putting trays under every pot, top watering the pots, and ditching the humidifier alltogether? you are probably generating about a billion times more humidity than your plants need..

    in a closed container, just evaporation from wet media, and the plants themselves, will keep the humidity plenty high..

    IMO, in a closed grow chamber, a humidifier is not needed at all..

    Scot

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    Sounds great Mass. cant wait to see photos of the new setup

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottychaos View Post
    interesting..
    ok..new suggestion!
    how about..putting trays under every pot, top watering the pots, and ditching the humidifier alltogether? you are probably generating about a billion times more humidity than your plants need..

    in a closed container, just evaporation from wet media, and the plants themselves, will keep the humidity plenty high..

    IMO, in a closed grow chamber, a humidifier is not needed at all..

    Scot
    The humidity is 75%-80%.. 24/7. And not only do I love it, but so do the plants. And I just don't have the drive to individually water 50 some plants. So, the fog stays.. But, if you refer to my post before your last one, you'll see a new and improved chamber is in the works.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayson16 View Post
    Sounds great Mass. cant wait to see photos of the new setup
    I know, right. Can't wait to start working on it..

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    If eveything stays wet like that I fear that your grow- box will turn into a rot-box, even CPs need some kind of air flow.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Grrr... this is apparently needing to be reposted in really big letters.

    I picked up a large plexiglass chamber, a couple more 24" light fixtures (4 T12's & 1 T8 total) , some computer fans for inside the chamber, a BUNCH of egg crating, and a large fold out table to set it on. I'll start assembly tomorrow, with pics of course.
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    How about capillary action/wicking/condensation? I'm on my stupid phone so reading this thread is hard, but I saw all sorts of funny stuff going on in those pictures. I'll check back from a ral computer later... Hopefully you figure it out soon anyways.
    ~Joe

    PS - I think Scot might have to win an intarnet for the point that this is more humidity than your plants are likely to need. If you can contain your humidifier and like it, go for it, but know that even plants sensitive to dehydration usually do not like saturation or near saturation and will not grow as well. Automated watering via drip irrigation or other methods can be done cheaply and easily for the cost of a large low quality swamp cooler or a small ultrasonic humidifier. Plus it's easier to direct where the water goes and is used. But I do understand the appeal of a tank full of swirling fog and plants with teeth.
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    aww.. I'm honored you'd check on my thread while mobile. What's capillary action and wicking mean?

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    That's what Wikipedia is for. ;P
    Basically I think a cold draft or stagnant air is getting into wrinkles in that awful tarp of yours and forming an impromptu dehumidifier. There's probably a thermal air current influenced by the rack or a near wall or something drawing air to it (rising heat from lights helps create this.) That plastic isn't necessarily waterproof. A solid sheet is not the same as waterproof - just that it doesn't leak when you hold liquid water in it. Water can still move through certain plastic and lastic-like materials through relatively gradual seepage at the molecular level. Even if your used something really super waterproof like silicon or wax or solid metal, the thermodynamics is asking for a condensation problem.
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