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Discussion in 'Construction & Parts' started by ulyssis, May 10, 2016.

  1. Drew

    Drew Administrator Staff Member

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    Fill the bottle cap with salt and literally 2 drops of water
     
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    I finally got around to doing the humidity test and it looks like it passed. I got a reading of 76% after the cap full of salt with a few drops of water say for 8hrs.

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    So any ideas on how I can reduce humidity in the tank. I've read that 90+ is not good for darts. Is that true?
     
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  5. ulyssis

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    Cool. I will adjust the misting and see how that goes.
     
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    You're right, 90% humidity all the time is not ideal. You want to have ups and downs. Do you have any standing water in the false bottom?
     
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    Yeah. There is standing water.
     
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    You can also try removing the standing water but I would start with slightly less misting and more fan time. How often are the fans running?
     
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    As long as the humidity is above 80% you're fine..it doesn't really matter if it's above 90% most of the time.
    By having a couple of vents on the top that you can cover with something.. you can then decrease and increase humidity.
     
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  10. ulyssis

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    Plant growth update.

    Moss is starting to come in nicely and spreading. Best results I've had with moss. Thanks Phil! Green Oasis moss .


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    Nice! Green Oasis moss definitely rocks.
     
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    Any idea what that green slime is, growing on the wood, 2nd pic?
     
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    I believe that is algae. Im guessing there isn't much air flow in that specific area.
     
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    Yeah. Probably not much. I still think I need to get a more powerful fan system. I went as big as I could fit for the intake fan, and I don't think it's enough.
     
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    Any updates?
     
  16. ulyssis

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    Just growing in the plants right now. I have six varederos lined up for the fall. They are froglets right now. Once I finally get around to installing the finishing pieces, the trim work, I will post up some pics.

    In fact, I will post some pics of how the moss and plants are coming along, when I get home.
     
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    Awesome!
    Quick response, brother! Wasn't really expecting that. Ha.
     
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    Tapatalk. Always on!
     
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    Definitely update us with a full tank shot. Really interested to see how it's coming along!
     
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    Did all the orchids take?

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