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Old 12-12-2006, 07:56 PM
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I've just finished a vertical 20H with a 1 1/2" screen at the top. When I watered it down for the first time today, the front glass fogged up. Will this correct itself eventually? If not, would the silicone spray they use on eyeglasses and windshields solve the problem and yet be safe?

(I'm sorry if this has been asked before but when I search these terms, I get directed to all kinds of dead ends involving silicone caulk, spray paint, etc.)

Thanks. wuness
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:19 AM
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I would not use silicone spray. I don't see what it would do to solve the problem considering it's a lubricant.

How large is the vent? What was the temp of the wate, tank, and room? How long did the condensation stay on the glass? All of those things are important factors needed to understand what is causing the condensation and what can be done to remedy it.

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I belive wuness was talking about products like rain-x.
I think there is someone on here that tried something like that to keep the glass clear, this was prior to DB, and was discussed on the kingsnake forum.
If I remember right, it required re-application quite often, and I think the idea was later deemed by the individual to be not worth it.

To keep the glass clear, look to ventilation, and trying to equalize tank and room temps will help some.
Most of the time, if you experiment enough, you can find a balance between having the right humidity (>80) and having clear glass.
Brian T. Sexton
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Old 12-13-2006, 05:18 PM
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Default Silicone spray

Brian is right about the product I was referring to. But I think I was over-reacting anyway. I do have a 1 1/2" screen across the top (above the door). This morning the front glass was clear even though the tank next to it had condensation. I'm thinking that when I put a light above the tank, that will create thermal convection currents inside that that will help the situation as well. Thanks for your input.

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