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    Fog Box

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    So, I went out an I got an ultrasonic fogger for my terrarium, and it has to be the coolest thing ever. However, it did not work exactly as I predicted, so I had to think outside of the box. Well, inside of the box, really. I was inspired and made a similar contraption as in the following video, only using a tupperware container, some tubing, and some liquid-rubber epoxy, a funnel and computer fan.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzgqxEU0sVc

    There is a tube that goes from the output side and pokes into the top corner of my terrarium. It works beautifully, giving a huge spike in humidity at night that my highlanders have been craving. I do have one question though...

    How long, would you say, I should leave it on for? One hour, two hours? I don't want it to run all night, because thats probably bad for the fogger, and also bad for the plants (the whole terrarium fills with a dense fog while its on, and I cant imagine thats good all night). But let me know your opinions!

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    A different idea than mine (http://massmorels.com/images/Plants/...x/grow_box.htm), but I ran mine once every 2 hours for 15min. at a time. It worked great for keeping the humidity at 85% 24/7 in that size of a chamber. But after time the water build up was too much, which led to water damage inside the box. I guess I should've listened to my elders when they said too much humidity was a bad thing. Now I'm working with 70% days and 85% nights in the GH. Everyone seems too it..

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    Interesting. I'm not too worried about water damage, since my terrarium is a 29 gallon fish tank that I have adapted. The only concern I had would be the fog in and around the lights, but I don't run those while I run the fogger (Partly for the humidity spike at night, and also running both the fogger, fan, and lights trips the surge protector!) so I'm not THAT concerned.

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    It might be a local climate think, but I've never found the need for a humidifier in terrariums. The humiidity always seems to remain high, as long as there are not too many gaps.

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    I guess I should have said this earlier-

    During the day, the RH is around 60% max, more like 50%. But at night, with the fogger on, it gets up to 90%, and probably more like 100%, though my hygrometer might be a little broken, not passing 90%. When I get up in the morning, before the lights go on, its still at that 85%-90%.

    Before the fogger, I would use a mister spray bottle and the humidity would jump to 80%, and then fall back down to 60% sometime after I had gone to bed.
    Last edited by UnstuckinTime; 10-20-2010 at 06:14 AM.
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