Post by nepenthesfreak on Oct 17, 2007 8:22:07 GMT 7
I've been thinking about getting some sort of humidifier to increase the humidity in my grow area. It's pretty much a shelf right now, 48 inches wide, like 6 feet tall, and 18 inches deep, with 6 shelves. I have a fan I could use to possibly put behind the humidifier if I end up getting one. So basically what I'm asking is: 1: what would be the best kind of humidifier to get given my grow dimensions? 2: where's a good place to buy one? 3: Is this a stupid idea and I'm wasting my time thinking about humidifiers? Thanks Ben
Post by nepenthusiast on Oct 17, 2007 8:30:31 GMT 7
You could just get a room humidifier, but you grow your plants in your room so that may not be a good thing. Well you know about the fogger, it doesn't really work, and I doubt any other brand will be much better. The problem is you would need a lot of them, and because of the way your grow area is set up the mist would probably just roll onto the floor. Also, the water needs to be replaced frequently, it will ruin the wood, etc, etc, etc..... On the other hand, do some research. Here is a thread from a while back where Mr. Aga told me about a misting brand: pitcherplants.proboards34.com/index.cgi?board=elec&action=display&thread=1180833378 ~Demetrius
"Der Lucky Reptile Super Fog ist ein Luftbefeuchter mit hoher Leistung für die Aufstellung außerhalb des Terrariums. Das Gerät hat einen integrierten 2L Wassertank, über einen mitgelieferten Schlauch wird die Luftfeuchtigkeit in das Terrarium geleitet. Die Leistung lässt sich über einen Drehregler regulieren. Der Super Fog eignet sich hervorragend zur Befeuchtung von großen Terrarien oder ganzen Terrarienanlagen kann aber auch für kleinere Terrarien verwendet werden. # Abmessungen ca. 290 x 135 x 260 mm # Gewicht ca. 2,3 kg # Stromaufnahme <= 30 Watt # Befeuchtungsleistung <= 600ml / h # Schlauchlänge ca. 250 cm"
in fact the fog is generated and blown out through the tube into the terrarium. It contains two liters of water and is able to make about 600 milliliter per hour. The outputt is adjustable. Will cost about 80 Euro, must be something about 110 US$ without shipping
In my opinion, two liters are not enough. You'll have to refill very often. Additionally, replacement-membranes are sold, so that means that it is an ultrasonic device, not heating or high pressure, but with the same old problems we all already had with the membranes
I'd like to try such a high pressure device in future, I also need a fogger again. There is some stuff sold by ebay, for water-injection in automotive tuning. Its a small pump and a special nozzle, the pressure is about 20 bar and a fine fog is assured by the seller.
maybe this is the better system for long time use?
i have gone through about 12 different kinds of humidifiers and this one has out done them time after time. ultra sonic humidifier/from wally world
i'll have the name of it a little later. they cost around $28 and last about 6months to a year. if you use them as much as i do. i have mine on a timer. on 2hrs off 2hrs. this is just one going. i have two. one for night and one for day. so they don't run outa water while i'm away at work.
it keeps my 8 x 16 greenhouse (in my basement) at 75%-80%
I was thinking of using this to keep my humidity up in my 8x8x8 greenhouse, but I think I will go with a misting system where longer durations will water the plants and wet the floor and just due a couple of short bursts during the remainder of the day to maintain the humidity level.
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