Okay. I've got some questions, because I've been lurking alot, learning all I can before getting my frogs (will be buying at the end of October for my birthday 🎂)
Here's some things I've seen and would really like some feedback on what I should be believing.... Numbered for ease of answering questions pls put the # you're answering so it's easier for me to respond or know which one you're referring to, cause I know I have LOTS of questions 😂
1- don't have your tank constantly wet but... 👇 See #2
2- many tanks I see are so drenched that the glass is completely fogged over
3- 90%+ humidity inhibits evaporative cooling, but tanks I see have so much condensation, they're easily 95-99%!
4- my tank will stay at 85-90% without daily misting, maybe once every 36 hours and I have a 4x8" strip of fine mesh screen on top and a 40mm fan running all the time. How are people misting multiple times a day and keeping their tanks under 90%?
5- so I know constantly wet isn't good.... But my tank really doesn't have any standing water or anything. The leaf litter isn't drenched by any means. The background isn't soaked. If it's humid, is it okay if surfaces aren't overly wet?
6- I have 1 inkbird thermometer/hygrometer that stays in all the time and I have 1 govee thermometer/hygrometer that I drop in once every other day or so just to check the accuracy of my leave in monitoring equipment (both calibrated with 24hr salt test)
7- so why is it that my tank has PLENTY of ventilation with a large strip of mesh and a fan running all the time and it doesn't stay totally soaked but my humidity stays at 90% and I don't even mist every day?
8- will it harm the frogs I will be getting if I don't have tiny pools of water on the floor to get their skin wet or does the humidity in the tank absorb into their skin enough?
9- people have said "don't worry about humidity gauge, goo off look and smell" okay... Well, let's be real, I'm new and don't even have frogs yet 😂 how on earth do I know what a tank is supposed to look and smell like when it's at proper optimal humidity??? And for that matter, what IS proper humidity, I've read everything from low 70s to upper 90s is fine.
10- Temps I've read are totally fine in the 50s, but I've also read 70s is what they NEED to stay in.
11- I can't grow moss.... Well, I do have a little bit of spag that I'm growing out some string of turtles in that is coming back green.... But I bought some Java moss and that stuff dried up faster than anything. I'd think with 85-90% humidity it would be fine! Why no moss growth? Only moss death.