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Posted by Slaytonp on April 30, 2003 at 00:51:55:
In Reply to: Humidifier? posted by wanta68gt on April 29, 2003 at 20:59:24:
:Just wondering if the humidifiers you all use are like the results you get when you enter "humidifier" on ebay? They are vicks or robitussin models. If these are what you use, then how do you attach a hose to route it into the tank(s)? thanks in advance. One more thing, what are these mini ultrasonic foggers that sit in the water of tanks? do they work/does anybody recommend them? And where can you find a good one for little $?
I bought a mini ultrasonic humidifier. It doesn't work except in an exact amount of water to cover it in a bowl, and then it splatters the water around as it sends out some dubious mist for a few minutes. It looks like a rain forest cloud, but not for long. It's a cute device for someone's table top fountain for about 10 minutes, while burping and splattering water around along with the mist, which is interesting to watch for the few minutes before it uses up its resources and quits. It is not a reliable mister for what one wants for a dart frog vivarium. I went to hand misting. The vivariums require daily attention anyway and misters don't carefully flush out bromeliads with tads in them. If one had a big operation, the more complex misting systems might be justified. But if it is a hobby with just a few vivariums, you will be doing daily maintenance and feeding anyway, so why not mist yourself with a hand sprayer? I doubt that dart frog care can be automated to a great extent. I'm sure to get an aruguement, but that's what this discussion group is about-- go for it, Homer.