Re: raising humidity

From: Chris Teichreb (
Date: Sun Mar 28 1999 - 10:49:39 PST

Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 10:49:39 -0800 (PST)
From: Chris Teichreb <>
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Subject: Re: raising humidity

Hi Will,

        Several possibilities. One, set-up another tank. I know this
may not be possible right now, but collections keep on expanding. I
started with one 5 gallon tank and thought it was lots. I now have two
five gallons, a ten gallon, and a fifteen gallon, plus whatever fits on
windowsills, outside, etc., it really does get out of hand quickly :)!

        Second, leave air space, but frequently mist the inside with a
spray bottle of purified water. Circulates the air and keeps humidity

        Three, leave it open, but don't worry about spritzing. Your
humidity may be a little low, but the plants will still grow, although
not quite as well. In a ten gallon tank, you porbably don't want them
growing too quickly anyways.

        Four, put in an aquarium air stone. This will also help
circulate water and air to prevent stagnant build-up.

Good luck!


On Sat, 27 Mar 1999,
William M. Gorum, Jr. wrote:

> Hey Listmembers!
> I need some help here. I recently set up another terrarium to fill with
> plants. I have a ten gallon tank, COMPLETELY covered with a glass top,
> two light strips, and thin layer of aquarium gravel on the bottom, and a
> gallon jar of water in the corner with an aquarium heater in it, and
> about a 1/4" of water in the bottom. The lights are on for 16
> hours/day. The temp is about 85 F. I know that it's not good to have
> the entire tank covered, since stagnant air is conducive to the growth
> of fungus. My problem is that I can't get the humidity to go over 60%.
> I want to put some small lowland Neps in it, but is that a sufficient
> humidity level? If I take the plastic strip off the back, that will
> lower the humidity, right? Any suggestions on how to make the humidity
> rise? Thanks in advance.
> Will

Chris Teichreb
Department of Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, B.C.

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