Humidity

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  1. gargoyl52

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    Is there a humidity level ( % ) that you find works well for your plants, and frogs in general?
     
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    Variation throughout the day would be ideal. You can control this with scheduled misting, internal/external air circulation and proper ventilation.

    What you definitely do not want is 100% humidity for long periods of time. You can have a short period of 100% humidity after misting, but then you should allow things to 'dry' off a bit before another misting occurs. Humidity fluctuations are great for both frogs and plants. Just try to keep the variation between 65-100%.
     
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    Ok thank you. What about the temps? My house is naturally at 72 and unless I upgrade to LED I'm using T5, might add a degree or 2 I would think.
     
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    Which frogs are you keeping? I guess that is an important question to address before we continue ;)
     
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    Don't have any yet, doing my research first. Leaning towards tinctorius species.
     
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    72 is fine. Likely your lights will increase the temperature inside of the vivarium though. I'm not experienced with tincs but I don't think you want to go any higher than 78 with them.
     
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    Ok thank you very much for your help!
     
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    No problem. Feel free to ask any other questions you may have :)
     

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