So I'm rebuilding my automated FC. I have timers, various ways to heat, a humidity controller, foggers, bubblers... I know things will be species dependent, but I have been experimenting through the rebuild and thinking of maybe using more passive humidity and relying less on the fogger. My system has a single filtered fan that then leads to a reservoir that is piped to the FC. In that reservoir is a fogger and I'm adding airstones. With just the airstones I have been able to keep about 75-85% on the humidity with the addition of a tub of perlite. This is also keeping constant FAE.
For those keeping track of such things do you find it is always best to keep your conditions static or to fluctuate them? I was thinking of playing around with something like 85% with a trickle of air with just a few fogger sessions as hydration. I know some people have said 75% until pinset is in, I've seen people say as high as possible except to fan. Constant FAE? Passive FAE? No FAE?
I'm obviously experimenting and have some final touches before I tighten all the nuts down, but I'm just wondering how much flexibility and tunability people find useful for growing multiple species. I will probably do one small cube grow just to keep my genetics fresh that I've been working on.