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Humidifier needs to be ultrasonic cool mist with a 2 or 2 1/2 inch output hole



Bring the humidifier to your local small hardware store and tell them what you're trying to do, those guys will usually get really excited to figure out how to reduce the hole to the size tubing you're using - you can also get the tubing from them to make sure all the stuff you get from them works. This is for 1/2" inside and 5/8" outside diameter tubing



Clean and silicone together any parts that need it, let cure till there's no smell



Testing out the fitting



Attach tubing



Connect tubing to outlet into the tank any way that's safe for the frogs, I'm just using a screen top here so I electrical taped the tubing so that it just aims down at the screen - just turned on you can see the mist running down the background and wood and gathering at the bottom



After 2 minutes humidity is at 100%, either manually turn it off and on when you want or connect the plug to a timer - if you use a timer make sure to get one that has a minimum ON time of a minute (lots of timers can be on a minimum of 1/2 hour and that's way too long

 

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Scream- that is a Kaz personalmist humidifier...i just looked them up, some people have them on ebay for $12 (buy it now) + $10 for shipping...(new in box) might be worth looking in to for $22.
 

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Does it have variable fog settings? Is that what the O I II and III things are? im looking for a low fog output for almost all day use. I might have it on 12 hours a day or something like that, because a lot of the misters say something about hours of use per day, Maybe it gets to hot, and the disc needs to cool down? Anyways i looked on ebay, does that have variable settings, i hate how you cant ever get a good explanation of products online, or in the store.

If at all possible and when you have time, and you take a picture of how much the fog fills the viv after a minute or two on that setting? Im trying to get mine to be set up to fog under a waterfall so it looks like its a vigorous fall. So i would LOVE little fog, all the time, or at least when viewing.

THanks, aaron

Well i just bought the same one on ebay, so we'll see how it goes.
 

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I used to use a simular method for my chineese water dragon a bit more "ghetto" tho I guess you would say. Instead of pvc connectors I used a fish tank gravel cleaner. Fit pretty well. Mind you this was 8 years ago I used a Sunbeam humidifier and it only had 1 setting. The newer ones have alot more options. However, I just pulled 1 of the 2 Sunbeams out of storage that I used to use and it still works! I'm using it atm for my plants at work.
 

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Scream- that is a Kaz personalmist humidifier...i just looked them up, some people have them on ebay for $12 (buy it now) + $10 for shipping...(new in box) might be worth looking in to for $22.
Yeah exactly, got it for less than $30 with shipping total on ebay
 

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have you tried it on more then one tank?
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Didn't try it on any more tanks yet but others on here did with success, do a search for ultrasonic humidifier and you'll see some going to more than 1 tank with more complicated pvc piping
 

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Does it have variable fog settings? Is that what the O I II and III things are? im looking for a low fog output for almost all day use. I might have it on 12 hours a day or something like that, because a lot of the misters say something about hours of use per day, Maybe it gets to hot, and the disc needs to cool down? Anyways i looked on ebay, does that have variable settings, i hate how you cant ever get a good explanation of products online, or in the store.

If at all possible and when you have time, and you take a picture of how much the fog fills the viv after a minute or two on that setting? Im trying to get mine to be set up to fog under a waterfall so it looks like its a vigorous fall. So i would LOVE little fog, all the time, or at least when viewing.

THanks, aaron

Well i just bought the same one on ebay, so we'll see how it goes.
Yeah there's off, low and high, that pic actually is on the low setting after 2 minutes, totally fills up the tank (I keep it on for 4 minutes to get the tank really wet since I use the screen top), I don't think you can use any of these for 12 hours unless it's HUGE tank with tons of airflow and a fan lol, this model is actually really small too, about half the size of a normal one, like 9.5" long and 8.5" high, can't see that by the pics on ebay, works really well so far though
 

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cool, yeah, im going to send them a MO tomorrow, and we'll see how it turns out, that kinda sucks that its the low setting you had it on and it filled in under 5 minutes.* TOTALLY not what im looking for, but will def. come in handy for at least keeping the humidity up, and will be well worth it.* I guess i can figure out some way to maybe restrict the flow enough to keep it going all day or at least 12 or 16 hours a day.* Looks nice how you have it set up, and when i get it will follow yours to a T.* Thanks
 

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what about incorporating a ball valve to adjust flow ?
Dragas has a good idea here.

I have that same humidifier and if the tube going to the tank is set up just right any water that doesn't make it out the tube into the tank drains back down the tube into the the humidifier to be re-vaporized...so in theory the ball valve would only let a small amount of fog through and the rest of the water would be recycled.

Only thing I wonder about is the life expectancy of the humidifier if it is run constanly. I've heard from several people that this is the downfall of these humidifiers. Mine is only run for a few minutes a day so we'll see.
 

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Yeah make sure there's no dips in the hose (anything shaped like a "U"), I attached the hose and before I aimed it into the tank I let it run with the hose curled up on the floor, the lowest part of the hose filled up with water like a straw and totally blocked the mist, if the hose is only going up then it drips back down into the humidifier, I guess if it was higher than the tank and going down into it then it would drip into the tank
 

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Heyas,

Dredging this post up to show how I used Chris' idea to mist my new Dracula polyphemus Angel from an online orchid shop.



My one question to Chris or anyone who's done this, what happens when the condensation runs down the hose back into the fogger? Does it get re-misted or does it drip out?

I'm just wondering if I need to throw the humidifier in a bucket.

-Nish
 

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Are these Humidifers still called "Kaz" or are they Envirocare now?

I used to see them in big box stores ect ....but have not seen them lately.

They seem the best and easiest to be convert for our purposes.
 
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