Fan question

Discussion in 'Construction & Parts' started by Carlos, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. mystah

    mystah Legendary Member

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    So confused


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  2. TJ_Burton

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    Uhhhhh...
     
  3. Red Beard

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    I thought I would add to the discussion with my experience with fans. For about a year, I have used a 60mm fan blowing air across the 2" holes on my lid. The glass is always clear while they are running, but it will often quickly fog up once they are off. My hygrometer is junk, so I can't rely on it for accurate humidity readings. I notice that after I mist, the standing water on my background and background plants will be gone in a few hours or so, but the floor will look moist for a considerable longer time and my driftwood rarely looks dry. I hand mist two or three times a day (in the morning, after work, and sometimes later in the night if I am up later). I would like my humidity to remain higher and more consistent for longer, but foggy glass drives me crazy and I am sure that it is well within an acceptable humidity range for the frogs. After reading this thread, I tried facing my fan away from the holes and blowing air away. I found that I drastically lost more humidity in less time this way. I think it makes more sense to have an internal fan (probably already built into the background pulling air from the bottom to the top of the viv), but I need to figure out how to rig that up in my current vivs. I will probably just cover the fans with screen to protect the frogs and then use magnets to secure the fan on the glass top (glue magnets on the fan and then have opposing magnets on the outside of the lid.

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  4. erikm

    erikm Administrator Staff Member

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    I use one internal fan in each viv. Runs 3 times per day for 30 minutes. Dries things out a bit between the misting system going off twice per day. I do have condensation on front glass, doesnt bother me at all. I just clean the front glass once in a while. The important thing is that my frogs, plants and microfauna are happy :)

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  5. mystah

    mystah Legendary Member

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    Carlos where did you get the fans? and did you hook them all up together in your rack
     
  6. Carlos

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    I got them at Canada computers. I hooked two together per shelf in the racks.
     
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    Hey Erikm, where did you grab those fan covers and suction cup mounts from?
     
  8. Carlos

    Carlos Contributing Member

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    Those aren't mine those are @erikm fan mounts.... he should be able to help you out.
     
  9. erikm

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    A user on dendroboard named hydrophyte. He makes full kits. I'm too lazy to source everything myself ;)
     
  10. afterdark

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    I PMd hydrophyte on DB yesterday about ordering these. No reply yet.


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  11. erikm

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    He can sometimes be a bit slow on the replies. He should reply within 48 hours in my experience.
     
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    He did! He's no longer selling the complete kits, but did offer to help me track down the parts to make them myself.
     
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