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Offlinevonelab
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Is my humidity guage broke or do I not have enough humidity??? PLEASE HELP
    #4465671 - 07/28/05 08:12 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I have two aquariums. One is half the size of the other.
In one I have 1 1/2 in layer perlite and poured half an inch of water+some h2o2
In the other I have about half an inch layer perlite and some water. I ran out of perlite, but it's a smaller tank. Also inside is a bubbler.
I can't seem to get my humidity past 80%. In both tanks its 80% tops.
I put my humidity guage outside and it went down to 20% but back in only goes to 80%
The odd thing is yesterday it said about 93% (it's analog, not digital) but now its so low. Why is this? Anyway I can test my guage. I simply set up this second tank to see if I could produce more humidity.
The back of the guage was against the glass and theres the coil that expands and contracts... some water from the humidty build behind that and there was water all in the coil. Could this have ruined it?


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Re: Is my humidity guage broke or do I not have enough humidity??? PLEASE HELP [Re: vonelab]
    #4465719 - 07/28/05 08:22 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)



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Re: Is my humidity guage broke or do I not have enough humidity??? PLEASE HELP [Re: Billy1111]
    #4465753 - 07/28/05 08:31 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

where did you get the gauge? Don't trust a hygrometer unless you spent some cash on decent one, also does the temp in the room that your chambers are in fluctuate often?


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Re: Is my humidity guage broke or do I not have enough humidity??? PLEASE HELP [Re: vonelab]
    #4465869 - 07/28/05 09:00 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

its an Accurite Analog one... 4 bucks at walmart i think
And as for the temps... no, its usually maintains anywhere from 74-78


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Re: Is my humidity guage broke or do I not have enough humidity??? PLEASE HELP [Re: vonelab]
    #4465910 - 07/28/05 09:08 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Someone posted earlier that you could get a good hygrometer from cigar stores- they go in desktop humidors. The petsmart/walmart stuff doesn't work well past 80%.

Oh yeah- the cigar store variety runs about $12.


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Re: Is my humidity guage broke or do I not have enough humidity??? PLEASE HELP [Re: No_Life_G33k]
    #4467416 - 07/29/05 02:44 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

good to know but i would still ask the guy selling it at the cigar store how accurate it is over 90%


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Re: Is my humidity guage broke or do I not have enough humidity??? PLEASE HELP [Re: fungophiliac]
    #4468174 - 07/29/05 09:52 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

The cigar ones usually only go up to 80-90, since 80-85 is perfect for a humidor.

Digital ones off ebay are the best. Accurite is a good brand which I've found to be on the money.


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Re: Is my humidity guage broke or do I not have enough humidity??? PLEASE HELP [Re: scatmanrav]
    #4468209 - 07/29/05 10:18 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

The ones I get from cigar shops go to 100%. You must calibrate a mechanical hygrometer. On the back side, you will find a hole to insert a screwdriver to turn the needle. Wrap the unit up in a damp towell for an hour. Unwrap and adjust the calibration screw so the dial reads 98%.
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Re: Is my humidity guage broke or do I not have enough humidity??? PLEASE HELP [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #4471505 - 07/29/05 10:57 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

thank you all for the information

i ahve been having problems getting my humidity over 80% on my Four Paws gauge. I use perlite, and have consistantly heard that I should have no problem keeping humidity above 95%. I am going to buy a digital humidity indicator tomorrow. Will post if I am still having problems.

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