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humidity problems
    #3443582 - 12/03/04 09:41 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

i used 2 inches of perlite with about 3/4" to 1" water. waited a few hours, and humidity was only at 75%. so i added more water. few hours later - around 80 %. today i woke up and it's still at 80% and my water level is almost as high as my perlite. ive been misting a lot with a fine mister to keep the cakes hydrated. there IS condensation on the sides of the terrarium. im using serane wrap as my top. do i need to get an ultrasonic? what should i do at this point? mist heavily and often? will raising temps raise RH? thx a lot


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Re: humidity problems [Re: hills]
    #3443586 - 12/03/04 09:44 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I'm willing to bet the meter is junk.


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Re: humidity problems [Re: Magash]
    #3443592 - 12/03/04 09:47 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

yeah im with magash on this one for sure. if its one of those cheap ones you get from the pet store it wont read above a certain humidity. if you have condensation i would imagine you to be good.


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Re: humidity problems [Re: lemon_lw]
    #3443611 - 12/03/04 09:54 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Ya id be willing to bet money that your gauge is bunk. If there is condensation on the glass you're nearing 100%


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Re: humidity problems [Re: LengthyFellow]
    #3443886 - 12/03/04 11:29 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

i had a low humidity problem too... what i did was got a cheap rubbermaid container, like 4 bucks, with a snap-on lid, and put weather stripping around the lip of the container, so it sealed tightly, and used damp perlite. It works great


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Re: humidity problems [Re: ExpectingRain]
    #3444171 - 12/04/04 01:10 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

hmmm, well i actually got it from a shop specifically for growing plants. its actually a hygrometer/therm combo (not digital) that i see many others here using as well. its white. i havent test it though, so who knows.


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