Re: maintaining correct humidity

From: Carl Strohmenger (HSC) (
Date: Thu Jun 24 1999 - 03:32:18 PDT

Date: Thu, 24 Jun 1999 06:32:18 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Carl Strohmenger (HSC)" <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2304$foo@default>
Subject: Re: maintaining correct humidity

You can set up an aquarium air pump pumping air through aquarium stones in
a container of water. The air coming out will be high in humidity and will
provide moving air through the aquarium.
- Carl

On Wed, 23 Jun 1999, William M. Gorum, Jr. wrote:

> Hey Listmembers!
> Me again... I just set up a larger terrarium in order to accomodate my
> growing plant collection, but I'm having some problems maintaining
> proper humidity levels. The tank is a 40 gallon "breeder" (long and
> wide, and not very tall) with four fluorescent bulbs across the top.
> I've got a glass aquarium lid over the top, and I've removed the splash
> guard from the canopy in order to get some air circulating in the tank.
> That leaves a gap about 1" wide at the back of the tank. I mist the
> tank with a water bottle three to four times a day, and the humidity
> will increase to about 60%, but when I come back four or five hours
> later, it has gone back down to about 10%. I have 6" saucers full of
> water covering the bottom of the tank (18 saucers to be exact). I want
> to make sure that the humidity level is stable before I move my plants
> into it. Any suggestions on how to get the humidity up and make it stay
> there? The tank itself is 3 feet long. Should I fill in a portion of
> the gap in the back or what? Thanks for the help.
> Will
> Shreveport, LA

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