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    Cool

    I recently moved my mini greenhouse into my basement since it was getting too hot during the day in my room. I also moved my plants down a rack. The greenhouse has four racks, I was using the two middle racks now I am using the two bottom racks. (I use one rack for sundews and butterworts and one rack for the non-sticky plants.)

    Anyway, the humidity escapes through the bottom of the greenhouse over time so I'd like to buy a ultrasonic fogger to keep the humidity up but I don't know much about them...

    1. Do you just set the mister in a bowl/tub of mineral-free water and turn it on?

    2. Should I set the mister on the second rack and let the mist drift onto the plants below where humidity is a problem?.

    3. Is this -click me- the type of thing to buy?

    Thanks for your help.

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    1-yes
    2- i'd put it on the top rack and let the vapor fall down, and i'd also put it on a timer, that way you can tweek it to come on when the humidity starts to get low. (say every 30 minutes for 5 minutes or whatever)
    3-yes

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    Put your sticky plants on the third rack and put the fogger under that rack.

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    JustLikeAPill - Thank you

    IceDragon - I would, but it gets much too hot up there, even in the basement.

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    no problem. how hot is "hot"?

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    85 to 95 degrees... it's not like an oven but the soil temp goes way up and the water in the trays is really warm.

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    well, 95 degrees is a bit too warm haha. 90 degrees is my day temp in my lowland terrarium.

    if you add one of those personal clip-on fans, that should help cool down the plants. it blows on the water and damp soil, the water evaporates and cools down the plants. plus the air circulation help prevent fungus and helps leaves grow "hard" and not be flimsy.

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    The thing is the fog will mess up your sticky plants, so.... it's up to you...

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