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    Since your in the tropical regions guqin why not grow the plants out fo the tank?? Or are you in an arid tropical region where there isn't much RH at all?

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    My outdoor growing area experience lots of wind throughout the day and the humidity drops quite low. I once measured 45% humidity, this at the equator surrounded by the sea! And the local newspaper mentioned that the average humidity here is 85%. Sheesh... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img]

    In addition, the outdoor area does not get enough light. At night, the corridor lights probably inhibit flowering because the plants do not get a dark period to rest. I cannot switch off the corridor lights because it is public property.

    So, all my most precious plants are in a terrarium in my room. At night, I switch on the air-con for a few hours. With the AC, the humidity drops and that is where the mist-maker comes to the rescue. The lights are suspended over a fish tank and shines directly over the plants.

    Why not grow only tropical plants? Well, I always like to grow challenging plants. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Well you're certainly enjoying this challenge then! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    I would have a fan blowing the mist around myself, this would create a small evaporative effect. Almost exahust the tank itself with the misters going. This would boost RH and lower the ambient tank temp a little if your lucky. Also mist with chilled water perhaps?

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