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Old 12-27-2006, 04:17 PM
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How do you guys get your humidity levels so high? Mine is at like 75% due to heavy misting, and a tight fitting lid, but what else do you do?
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Old 12-27-2006, 04:45 PM
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It helps a lot if you have a false bottom full of water.
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Old 12-27-2006, 04:53 PM
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How are you measuring it? Most analog humidistat's will not go over 80% so you could be fine.
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Yeah I'm redoing the tank to include a false bottom, so maybe that will help.

It's one of those really cheap thingys so it's probably not to accurate.
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If it's something like this, it's pretty much junk.





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Not that exact one no, but I'm thinking it's pretty much junk ^_^
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Someone recently posted a small all in one digital unit that worked well.
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How much was it? Otherwise I think my humidity is fine as the frogs are all acting normally, and there is a lot of water on the plants and the glass
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I want to say around $10-15.
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Darn i might have bought that one...
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this makes me ask the question....is accurate humidity measurement critical? I would think that a cheap gauge, plus observation, would be fine....but I'm a noooooooob so educate me if I am wrong
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i don't measure the humidity in any of my tanks. if i see the frogs out and about things are ok, when i start seeing them hide i mist more often. has worked fine for a long time now
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i dont use one either :?
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So I just did a test of my cheap hygro gauge vs. a digital gauge that I had checked for accuracy. The cheap gauge I have (Exo Terra) reads 10 higher than my accurate digital gauge. This does not mean that your gauge is off the same amount as mine, but it does indicate how inaccurate in general these cheap gauges are.

Anyway, the best approach if you use a gauge at all is to get a sense of what it normally reads when you know conditions are good in your viv, and then just use the gauge to see if there has been a change vs. normal.
Looking at the actual number is not useful due to big problems with accuracy.

your mileage may vary
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I know this doesn't answer the original question but for those interested in finding out how accurate your hygrometer is I've included a simple test.

I smoke cigars and having an accurate hygrometer is important. I hope this helps.

Take a water bottle cap and fill it with salt. Add enough water to make a thick paste. Place it in a ziplock bag with the hygro and then into another bag (double-bagged). Allow to sit for 24 hours and the enclosed environment will be 75% rh. Take the hygro reading and then just take note of how far off it is.
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Very cool!! Thank you for the information.

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Yeah I actually haven't been measuring it for a while now (as the cheap ones just kept falling apart and like I said the frogs were all acting normally so I didn't really see a need to run out and replace them) I have a heater in my room (I get cold all the time) so it stays fairly constant as far as temps go too. Thats a good test though, if I can find my stupid meter thingy I will have to try that.
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