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Hey guys sorry that this is such a simple question, but..... how often should i mist my viv? i have a 20 gallon long with 5 plants in there. once a night maybe? and how heavy should i mist?
 

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Are there are frogs in there? I mist at least once and usually twice a day and I really don't know how long I mist. I just use my judgement on what I think looks good.
 
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No frogs yet... hopefully i will have 2 in there by this weekend though
 

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It depends, frogs like it over 80% humidity...if it gets lower, mist a little.
For plants, most of them like to be able to dry out a little between mistings.
For accurate humidity readings, you really need to have a digital meter, the analog ones don't give very accurate readings above 70%.
The tanks I have with 100% glass tops only get misted when I want to clean the tank up...the plants usually keep the humidity plenty high. The ones with more screen ventilation need misting more often.
 

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It depends on if you want them to breed. I try for twice a day if I'm trying to encourage breeding and maybe once or twice a week if I want them to stop.
 
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