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I`ve had this ''wonderful'' piece of equipment in use for about 6-7 months now working fine. I had it set to go off every 8hrs. for a 12 second spray. No problems.
So my usual routine after work is to check my tanks, when I discover my tank completely flooded.This thing was going off like every 5 seconds with a 20 second spray ALL DAY while I was at work.The water leval was so high it was rising over the vents on the bottom of the doors! Boths of my Leucs were sitting about half way up just watching the water rise.

Well, after un-plugging this possesed voodoo box and draining nearly a gallon of water from my soaked and muddy substrait and leaf litter, everything is ''somewhat'' back to normal.
There is something to said for hand misting.
Would anyony else care to share?

John
 

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That's kind of why I chose a small reservoir container so that if anything did happen it would just run out of water only downside is I have to refill it quite often. Sucks that you had to go through that though, at least the frogs are fine!
 

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Drill for a float switch - wire in a relay as a high level cutoff?

There's that adage, if you're dosing - you need to be testing levels. Sadly it applies across the board.

And people think I'm nutty for the arduino controller :D

Hopefully the replacement will do better! Best of luck!
 

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Do what i did and kick your monsoon down the street then go to home depot and for the amount you spent on the tax for that hunk of garbage get a hand mister. Your monsoon will fail on you again.....leaking hoses, nozzles stop working and will probably cause more issues then it is worth. Just my two cents...
 

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Do what i did and kick your monsoon down the street then go to home depot and for the amount you spent on the tax for that hunk of garbage get a hand mister. Your monsoon will fail on you again.....leaking hoses, nozzles stop working and will probably cause more issues then it is worth. Just my two cents...
Yea, I hear you. The only reason I bought the damn thing was because I went on a 2 week vacation in August and I didn`t want the tank to dry out.
Carefull what you wish for.

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Seeing all of these crappy reviews makes me really not want one of the monsoons. But if i get one my false bottoms are built high enough 1gallon of water wouldnt effect anything. The only down fall to the monsoon even though they say u can use it on multiple tanks it wouldnt hold up like a mistking.

I do like how everything is contained into one unit ie: controllers and holding tank unlike the mistking you have to have a bucket or something that takes up that much more room.
 

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Seeing all of these crappy reviews makes me really not want one of the monsoons..
I am not certian, but I think majority of the reported issues are from the V1 units. If my understanding is correct, Exo-terra has fixed the issues with their V2 units....Atleast that's what I am hoping for as I just set one up to mist my two stand alone display tanks in my living room. It has only been running for a couple days but so far I am more than happy.
 

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Alright....not even two weeks after installing my new V2 Monsoon, I am sorry to report that it definitely has some issues. Today I just so happened to be eating dinner in the living room where I have my monsoon hooked up. I had mine set to mist every 12 hours for 30 secs. Well at 5:30, 1 1/2 hours before it was set to mist, it begins a 30 second cycle. 5 seconds later it begins again....and again...and again. Not totally surprised by what is going on (i've read the reviews) I choose to finish my dinner and see how long this will continue. Well, after about 10 minutes I had enough and unplugged it. I am certian that had I been away, it would have emptied the entire reservoir.

I now have it plugged into a digital timer that is programmed to turn on twice a day for 1 minute (cheap non-seconds timer). Every time the Monsoon is plugged in, it will activate for the set duration on the machine which I have at 30 secs. Hopefully, with the way I have it set up now everything should be fine. If any other issues arise I will let you guys know.
 

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I believe Monsoon season has started in the tropics. That could explain the more frequent misting.

Alright....not even two weeks after installing my new V2 Monsoon, I am sorry to report that it definitely has some issues. Today I just so happened to be eating dinner in the living room where I have my monsoon hooked up. I had mine set to mist every 12 hours for 30 secs. Well at 5:30, 1 1/2 hours before it was set to mist, it begins a 30 second cycle. 5 seconds later it begins again....and again...and again. Not totally surprised by what is going on (i've read the reviews) I choose to finish my dinner and see how long this will continue. Well, after about 10 minutes I had enough and unplugged it. I am certian that had I been away, it would have emptied the entire reservoir.

I now have it plugged into a digital timer that is programmed to turn on twice a day for 1 minute (cheap non-seconds timer). Every time the Monsoon is plugged in, it will activate for the set duration on the machine which I have at 30 secs. Hopefully, with the way I have it set up now everything should be fine. If any other issues arise I will let you guys know.
 

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All kidding aside, that should be covered under warranty. They seriously need to fix the timer problem or the system is useless.
Alright....not even two weeks after installing my new V2 Monsoon, I am sorry to report that it definitely has some issues. Today I just so happened to be eating dinner in the living room where I have my monsoon hooked up. I had mine set to mist every 12 hours for 30 secs. Well at 5:30, 1 1/2 hours before it was set to mist, it begins a 30 second cycle. 5 seconds later it begins again....and again...and again. Not totally surprised by what is going on (i've read the reviews) I choose to finish my dinner and see how long this will continue. Well, after about 10 minutes I had enough and unplugged it. I am certian that had I been away, it would have emptied the entire reservoir.

I now have it plugged into a digital timer that is programmed to turn on twice a day for 1 minute (cheap non-seconds timer). Every time the Monsoon is plugged in, it will activate for the set duration on the machine which I have at 30 secs. Hopefully, with the way I have it set up now everything should be fine. If any other issues arise I will let you guys know.
 
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