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OfflineUnder_net
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Ultra sonic Vs. Cool Mist.
    #515950 - 01/10/02 02:25 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

In building a self sufficient terrarium using humidifiers. I know that Ultra sonic humidifiers are suppost to be advantageous over cool mist humidifiers, but does anyone know why exactly.
Will either type of humidifier work. I have some sort of visks humidifier, I am just not sure what type it is. In looking at its internals I have noticed that it seems to have some type of large rotating mechanics on the insides. I am guessing that this somehow gets airflow going and breaks up water physically somehow.
Also it intuitivels seems that in a humidifiers exhaust that you would have to somehow rig a way of hooking pipes into it. Meaning that the exhaust on a humidifier doesnt seem to be standardized in the respect of hooking any type of tubing into it. Such that you might have tp put a tub against the output hole and cover around it with silicon or caulking.
Any ideas on building a self sufficient terrarium would be sufficient.


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Re: Ultra sonic Vs. Cool Mist. [Re: Under_net]
    #515960 - 01/10/02 02:47 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

if your terrarium isnt to large then you can use a perlite method which is easy to maintain and does not need electricity or cost alot of money


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Re: Ultra sonic Vs. Cool Mist. [Re: Under_net]
    #515977 - 01/10/02 03:09 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

In my opinion cool mist is better than ultrasonics...but I have never used an ultrasonic so I am biased. But from what I have heard, ultrasonics will overhumidify, so you need to keep them on a timer.
I have used a cool mist for a long time with no problems, I keep it running 24/7, it provides constant gas exchange and maintainsthe humidity at the perfect level.
You can find a tube that fits snugly in the output of the humidifer and seal it with silicone....or just seal the output hole and drill a new hole in your humidifier with a 5/8" drill and stick a garden hose in there.


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Re: Ultra sonic Vs. Cool Mist. [Re: Under_net]
    #516001 - 01/10/02 03:41 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

Ultra sonics provide smaller water droplets than cool mist humidifiers. I tried to go the humidifier route w/o any luck. Perlite worked for me.

I will start a poll to see what the preferred method of humidification is.

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Re: Ultra sonic Vs. Cool Mist. [Re: Under_net]
    #516015 - 01/10/02 03:55 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

cool mist seems to be easier and will provide all the air exchange you need. I bought an ultra sonic. It works great for me, but I also have an aquarium air pump rigged up for air exchange. I like to leave the ultra sonic on for a few minutes a day on low on the lowest mist volume. water doesn't build up nearly as quikly and it provides more air exchange.


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Re: Ultra sonic Vs. Cool Mist. [Re: TeRzMaStA]
    #517288 - 01/11/02 12:19 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

Is that on one terrarium, TeRzMaStA? How big is it? If an ultrasonic only needs to be on a few mins a day then couldn't u run a lot more terrariums from one ultrasonic humidifier, having it on longer as needed?


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Re: Ultra sonic Vs. Cool Mist. [Re: Man]
    #517345 - 01/11/02 01:31 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

what kind would be better for a terrarium on the order of 24 cubic feet? (3'x2'x4'). If the ultrasonic overumidifys a smaller terrarium, would it be better in a larger one? Or would a cool mist/perlite combo be better?


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Re: Ultra sonic Vs. Cool Mist. [Re: Papa_Smurf]
    #517371 - 01/11/02 02:00 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

same question as above post, but for a larger grow chamber 63 cubic feet (7X3X3)... Perlite just doesnt' do it... it only gets the humidity to 43%. Would you recommend an ultrasonic or cool mist???

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Re: Ultra sonic Vs. Cool Mist. [Re: Papa_Smurf]
    #517409 - 01/11/02 02:43 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

In my opinion perlite is better for cakes and cool mist is good for casings. If you do both you will overhumidify


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Re: Ultra sonic Vs. Cool Mist. [Re: Man]
    #517549 - 01/11/02 05:01 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

Yes it's one terrarium. It's about four feet long, 1.5 feet wide and 1.5 feet tall. Yes you can run many terrariums off of an ultrasonic.


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