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    I'm desperate as far as maintaining humidity. I cover the lid and mist daily. I found this product and wonder if this would be beneficial.

    http://www.pet-expo.com/cgi-bin/FULL...ARTNUM=IG90026

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    would probably work fine, but there's a billion other ways to raise humidity... that will cost you a lot less. steelsack created a humidifier out of a bottle that works exactly like the one you are looking to purchase. check the DIY section of the site for more details.
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    If you find the thread "Do it yourself humidifier", you can make something similar at home, but yes, that ought to work, as should the Repti-Flo you might see at pet stores and online.
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    Yeah see I have a reptiflo250 and it does nothing for humidity. So I'm wondering if that doesn't work, nothing will....
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    Can you post a photo and description of your setup? We might be able to figure something out.
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    humm

    I had a huge problem with humidity as well. I ended up using a normal humidifer and used plumbing pipe to rig it up to the tank. Now I have a direct injection pipe into the tank that is on a timer over 24 hours. I used to not be able to keep my humidity over 35%. Now I can adjust it within 2% of the desired humidity I would like. I keep it at 70% right now, and my bp seems to be happy. If you want I can post pictures of my rig.

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    I went ahead and uploaded a couple pictures of my setup that solved my humidity problem.




    This picture shows the entire setup. You can see the humidifier on the right with the plumbing acting as a direct injector for the air.



    In this shot, if you look at the top right of the tank, just above the green plant you will see some small water drips. That is where the air comes into the tank and humidifies it.



    This last shot gives you an idea of just how nice and humid I can keep the tank even in the dry Canadian air we have in the winter. Notice the humidity build up on the left wall.


    Other than where the humidifier blows into the tank I have the entire top sealed using plastic wrap and a towel on top of that to insulate.

    I also did some experimenting and found that the setup is more effective with the heat lamp on the same side of the tank as the humidifier. This allows for the humid air to be warmed some. If the heat lamp is on the opposite side that the humidity is coming in, then the heat lamp ends up just burning off all the humid air that is entering the enclosure.

    Anyway, good luck

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    unless your lid is 100% open (uncovered), there is no possible way in hell the repti-flo won't boost humidity a by AT LEAST 10%.
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    true dat...gotta cover those screen lids.

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    Thanks for the replies everyone, I'm probably going to look into doing what Nitsuj has done. I will also post some pics of my setup later tonight so maybe I can get some other insight as well.
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