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Old 06-25-2014, 06:43 AM
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Has anyone tried this little humidifier?
Amazon.com : Etree Ultrasonic Mist Maker Fogger Water Fountain Pond 12 LED : Tabletop Fountains : Patio, Lawn & Garden Amazon.com : Etree Ultrasonic Mist Maker Fogger Water Fountain Pond 12 LED : Tabletop Fountains : Patio, Lawn & Garden

I was thinking of putting it inside of my filter for my viv instead of hooking up a tube from a store bought humidifier.

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Old 06-25-2014, 07:39 AM
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I haven't used this exact one, but I know that any ultrasonic humidifier with LEDs like that always end up leaking into the electrical work. Try to find one with out the LEDs.


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I bought one on ebay for $4 shipped that looks like pretty much the same thing only without the led's
New Ultrasonic Mist Maker Fogger Water Fountain Pond Atomizer Air Humidifier | eBay

You'll need a 24v power supply to go with it
AC 110 240V to DC 24V Power Supply Adapter for Mist Maker Fogger | eBay

My power supply should be here this week, if you can wait a bit I'll update the thread with a video =)
I'm pretty sure it'll gunk up and quit on you pretty fast if you use anything but distilled/RO water though. From what I've read 4-6 months is the life of it if you use anything else, but even then that's $1 a month to keep your tank humidified...
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Thanks! Yeah, will love to see a video of it running!
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If I can give you some advice, this stuff is not at all suitable for a frog viv: it must be put into water inside the viv and can be dangerous if a frog ends up on it. It is much better a standard humidifier DIY modified, as you can find on some forum thread, although it does not replace a mistking. This is my opinion obviously that comes from personal experience.
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If I can give you some advice, this stuff is not at all suitable for a frog viv: it must be put into water inside the viv and can be dangerous if a frog ends up on it. It is much better a standard humidifier DIY modified, as you can find on some forum thread, although it does not replace a mistking. This is my opinion obviously that comes from personal experience.
You could plunk the fogger into a bin with 2 holes and fan the fog through a tube like a humidier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzPA...5CD1A&index=47
That way if anything craps out on you, you won't need to buy an entirely new system, just replace whatever part you need.
I'm planning on putting a sealed off water reservoir in a fake tree trunk for my viv, and the in-tank fan should spread the fog throughout the enclosure if my plans go well
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You could plunk the fogger into a bin with 2 holes and fan the fog through a tube like a humidier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzPA...5CD1A&index=47
That way if anything craps out on you, you won't need to buy an entirely new system, just replace whatever part you need.
I'm planning on putting a sealed off water reservoir in a fake tree trunk for my viv, and the in-tank fan should spread the fog throughout the enclosure if my plans go well

Yeah, thats what I was thinking of too!
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It says here: the game is not worth the candle. But it is right to try and check out for yourself.
Better this, IMO: http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/par...r-journal.html
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The power supply came in today, aannnddd....*drum roll*
It didn't turn on

You get what you pay for I suppose, I don't know what I was expecting from a $4 hunk of plastic lol.

Time to buy a humidifier and redesign my tank...
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That sucks :P Yeah, I'm looking on Craigslist and I found a used Cool mist Ultrasonic Humidifier for only $10 and its name brand so I think I am just gonna go with that. I had a feeling those little foggers would last
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