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Mr. Tambourine Man (Tambourine_Man)
Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 - 08:52 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think that's the right term. I was hoping to find some information on an automatic system that would take the place of fanning. Thanks!
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hippie3 (Hippie)
Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 - 09:12 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

most use cool mist humidifiers.
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Mr. Tambourine Man (Tambourine_Man)
Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 - 09:14 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That replaces humidifying AND fanning (air exchange)?
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hippie3 (Hippie)
Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 - 09:19 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

correct.
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Mr. Tambourine Man (Tambourine_Man)
Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 - 10:11 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cool, are there any cool mist humidifiers that have a water reservoir that lasts a LONG time or is there any way to rig one up like that?
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frodus sudorf (Frodus)
Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 - 11:02 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

yes there is
search a little in the archives
under humidifiers

thats where i started
and if you look, there's been a lot posted on here asking about it, when all the information is here!

someone talked about a cool mist (i used a vicks cool mist humidifier in my setup) and he attached a 2 liter bottle def through a tube to the water chamber, so when the level got low, it emptied a little at a time into the resevoir.

With mine, i usually fill it like every 2 days
run 24/7
and i have 3/4 inch tubes going into it
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Eatyualive (Eatyualive)
Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2001 - 03:46 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

www.myco-tek.com/MC this has the full plans for an entrainment system. look up my setup and you can see pics of my entrainment system under the archives.
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jim brown (Shrhobbyist)
Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2001 - 08:33 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was going to buy a cool mist humidifyer but decided to stick with perlite for the time being. I might use it forever, it sure does the trick, except you have to fan, but I don't mind. Anyways I looked at the cool mist humidifyers. I had planed to drill a hole in the bottom and a tube would connect it to a hole in the bottom of another big water container. That seems like it would work to keep it fuller longer. Just make sure the water level of the add-on container isn't higher than the first's.
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ggg (Ggg)
Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2001 - 09:42 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

perlite

humidifier
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J. Tay (Recombinant)
Posted on Friday, November 30, 2001 - 08:43 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Anyone's guess as to what the maximum volume container a cool mist humidifier could provide ample humidity for? (in cubic inches/feet)

[scheming on a "custom" terrarium]
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plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420)
Posted on Friday, November 30, 2001 - 02:26 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

according to kaijan in another post... one could humidify several terrariums with one humidifier... i really don't think that there is much of a restriction... hell, you could probably keep an entire room humid enough with one of those puppies
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hippie3 (Hippie)
Posted on Friday, November 30, 2001 - 02:31 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

the humidifier's manual should give an indication of it's capacity, mine does a 10x10 foot room.
and sealed environments like terrariums should be even easier to keep humid than a room.
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Kaijan (Kaijan)
Posted on Friday, November 30, 2001 - 06:57 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Heres the instructions if you missed them in the other thread:

"Get yourself another bin (the ones you use for a terrarium) then drill 2-4 holes on the side 2-3 inches from the top, and 1-6(maybe more) in the front about 3 inches off the bottom.

Get some silicon glue and seal on the lid tight.. next get your humidifier with all the hoses coming off it (2-4) and plug them into the large bin... next take that bin your using and elevate it above your terrariums... then plug in hoses (with valves if you like) and hook up 1 hose per terrarium...

Anyway, the point of this extra bin is to act like a resivour for the humidity (to build it up).. You'll notice it get quite moist in there.

The perlite in the bottom will absorb and evapourate excess water which will run down the sides. so you dont encounter pooling of water (contam grounds).

Elevating it will allow gravity to suck down the humidiy to the bins....

Anyway... this helps in many respects..

a) You'll have a "cleaner" humidity. By this i mean less larger droplets of water in the air.

b) You'll have much more humidity to spread out into more bins. With just the humidifier, you get 2, maybe 3 bins going..with alright air exchange.

Using this resivour will allow you to greatly increase the amount of terrariums used.

In the past I've had no problems running 5 bins off 1 resivour. Although I'm sure I could have easily gotten away with 6+. And these bins arent that small.. they held 15 cakes each.

A humidifier is supposed to humidify a whole room... yet by hooking up hoses and blocking off the large output, you'll limit the amount of air that will go out.. but if you put too many hoses (say 4) running to different places, each hose will get 1/4 the humidity. But if you ran each of those hoses to one main area.. your not going to loose anything really. From there it can keep that main bin extremely humid (dripping).

Anyway. Thats the best what to make efficient use of a single humidifier. "


I'll try to find some pictures of my old setup i had once upon a time...

If you want to have better control of humidity w/o having to cut back on the airflow, you could put a valve near the bottom of each terrarium.. excess c02 and humidity will drain out through there.


kai.
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Cbee (Cbee)
Posted on Saturday, December 01, 2001 - 01:10 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

cool mists work pretty good, but it takes time to see how often to have it on, etc... if your space is small you dont need it on 24/7... a foaf has a setup that is about 6 cubic ft and he runs it 12 hours a day around... he also added a little tray of wet perlite to add to the humidity, this worked great... as soon as he put in the perlite, when the humidifier isnt on during the night, noise reasons, the perlite keeps it nice a moist... I nice warm light helps out too, he foudn that when the light is on it gets alot muggier in the setup.. i dunno why this is maybe the perlite evaporates more water when its warm...anyways thats my 2¢