oh.. well I thought you were talking about those stupid little fogging discs.
I also use an ultrasonic fogging humidifier in my HL GH. Walgreens brand, $25.. been using it 12 hours a day for 6 years with no problems. Walmart also has a bunch of cool mist, and warm mist available for $32 and up.
Your status under your name reminds me of Tom Green in Road Trip. "UNLEASH THE FURY!!"
Magic! Thanks everyone!
@Greg - funny, the base & tank components together cost more than the fully assembled unit, shipping included! Wonder how that works.
@Mass - I was talking about those stupid little fogging discs! There was chatter around here a while ago talking very highly of them; it seems as though opinion has shifted. But I'm probably just going to spring for this Sunpentown SU2000. It's spoken of so highly around here I feel like I can't go wrong... and the 2 gallon tank is convenient.
And my status... yeah, that Tom Green quote may or may not be a reference to Yngwie Malmsteen's famous outburst on a Japan Airlines flight a few decades ago. If you "get" the humor in flashy 80s virtuoso guitarists and their ego-driven, leather pant-strutting, permed hair-flipping antics, you'll have a good laugh if you Google "Yngwie Malmsteen unleash the fury." Might want to educate yourself by listening to some of his music first, though
yeah lol google wins again
someone trying to make a quick buck on ebay
Well I happen to have made one of those 5 gallon bucket humidifiers when I started my HL tank. You guys obviously don't know about the float that you can buy so you can fill it pretty much all the way up.
There are other places that sells them, just google.
Since then I added an additional 8 inch pipe to the fan, just so there isn't any water splashing up that might hit the fan.
I'm using it with a ZooMed Hydrotherm controller.
A slight snag happened, the power supply for the mister burned out after a month of use. I got a replacement and tried it on the same mister and did it again in 2 minutes. I suspected it was the mister its self and it was. Luckily I had a lower wattage power supply from a old laptop, it works but not as much mist comes out. Still keeps my HL tank at a decent humidity level. So I'm happy, and since it doesn't use a lot of water, I only filled it twice since I put it all together in July.
dang.. build me one. So does the fun blow down into the bucket pushing the fog out of the other thingy mah jig it there?
Hey, excellent. That's EXACTLY the kind of contraption I was talking about building. Thanks for putting an image to it!
I was definitely going to purchase a floater if I went down that road. Are you using just a single fogger disc in there or what? How would you compare the amount of fog you get out of it to other humidifiers you've used? Perhaps more importantly, how big is your HL tank and what sort of humidity levels can you maintain with this thing running?
EDIT: another plus of a big bucket setup is that during the hotter summer months I can load the thing up with frozen water bottles to create a chilled mist to keep temps under control in my rack... interesting...
Edit, just another little tidbit, the fan is always running. The fogger is the only thing that actually turns off and on via Hydrotherm.
Paul, how often do you have to refill the bucket? Is it a pain with that stuff attached to the lid? Awesome, build, dude; nicely done.
Indeed. Most indeededly. Phillip J. Frye