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    Humidity 🙄 I need tips on increasing and maintaining it please

    Iíve tried lots of ways to boost my humidity but it always ends up back where i started. I have a large water bowl, Iíve put moss in half of my 70 gallon tank. I have to pour glasses of water in the substrate(reptibark and cypress mulch) and mix it up yet it still dries out it goes from 75 to 30 🤧 I just got my ball python and heís starting to shed and Iíve raised the humidity but I know it wonít last Iím scared he wonít have a very good shed. Does anyone have any tips?

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    Maintaining humidity can be a challenge in glass,but it can be done. But that's a huge enclosure to maintain humidity in.

    I'm assuming it has a screen top?

    Also, any supplemental heat dries out the enclosure. So this time of year many people are heating their homes a d the heat dries out enclosures. Your heating equipment also dries it out.

    What I do with my glass enclosures is wrap them in 1/2" foam board insulation. I do the top, back and sides. This helps immensely with heat and humidity control.

    You've also got plenty of room in that 70 gallon to add a second even a third water bowl.
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    Re: Humidity 🙄 I need tips on increasing and maintaining it please

    what kind of top does the enclosure have and what are you using to heat it?

    If you have a mesh lid covering half to one third of it can really help - but if you are using a ceramic bulb you need to leave a clear area for the heat not to build up or cause problems over time. We did have a good sticky showing the process but when I went to look for it a lot of the pictures have sadly stopped working.
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    Re: Humidity 🙄 I need tips on increasing and maintaining it please

    I use glass aquariums I have a thirty now but am switching to a 150 gallon very soon. It’s vital to cover the screen top or make your own lid. I used the roll out silver insulation hot glued to 3/4 of the screen. I could go four or five days without soaking my moss or moving substrate around. For the 150 I have built a custom lid but also switched to a rhp using a che makes life tough as well.
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    Re: Humidity 🙄 I need tips on increasing and maintaining it please

    Quote Originally Posted by chloe21 View Post
    I’ve tried lots of ways to boost my humidity but it always ends up back where i started. I have a large water bowl, I’ve put moss in half of my 70 gallon tank. I have to pour glasses of water in the substrate(reptibark and cypress mulch) and mix it up yet it still dries out it goes from 75 to 30 �� I just got my ball python and he’s starting to shed and I’ve raised the humidity but I know it won’t last I’m scared he won’t have a very good shed. Does anyone have any tips?
    You have 1 ball python in a 70 gallon aquarium and are getting ready to more than double that? Did I hear this correctly?

    Sorry different poster getting ready to go to 150... CORRECTED.. So one BP in a 70 gallon tank. How big is the animal?
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    Re: Humidity 🙄 I need tips on increasing and maintaining it please

    Quote Originally Posted by Moose84 View Post
    You have 1 ball python in a 70 gallon aquarium and are getting ready to more than double that? Did I hear this correctly?

    Sorry different poster getting ready to go to 150... CORRECTED.. So one BP in a 70 gallon tank. How big is the animal?
    You read that correct, getting ready for a 150 gallon aquarium. As soon as I talk to pro heat tmr and get the right rhp we will be finishing it all up. He’s just average nothing crazy.

    seems I did the same thing as you and misread some posts lol
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    Re: Humidity 🙄 I need tips on increasing and maintaining it please

    Quote Originally Posted by DandD View Post
    You read that correct, getting ready for a 150 gallon aquarium. As soon as I talk to pro heat tmr and get the right rhp we will be finishing it all up. He’s just average nothing crazy.

    seems I did the same thing as you and misread some posts lol
    Why are you upgrading to such a large tank? That is much larger than most people use for a BP, and larger than most people think would even be appropriate.

    Besides that, I would definitely recommend the tip above of wrapping a screen top. I am actually dealing with the same problem as you right now!
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    Re: Humidity 🙄 I need tips on increasing and maintaining it please

    Quote Originally Posted by OkamiFlautist View Post
    Why are you upgrading to such a large tank? That is much larger than most people use for a BP, and larger than most people think would even be appropriate.

    Besides that, I would definitely recommend the tip above of wrapping a screen top. I am actually dealing with the same problem as you right now!
    i don’t really agree with the thought that you can have a tank to big. I also got a great deal on a huge aquarium and thought,what a good way to make a really nice looking enclosure for my dining room.

    also chloe is the one dealing with humidity issues.
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    I have a 20 gallons L with mesh top. I went to Lowes and had them cut a thin sheet of plexiglass to cover most of it. For a 20 gallon it was less the 20.00, not sure how much a piece would cost to cover a 70 gallon. It has a cleaner look the using foil in my opinion. Foil is obviously a lot cheaper.

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    Re: Humidity 🙄 I need tips on increasing and maintaining it please

    Quote Originally Posted by DandD View Post
    i donít really agree with the thought that you can have a tank to big. I also got a great deal on a huge aquarium and thought,what a good way to make a really nice looking enclosure for my dining room.

    also chloe is the one dealing with humidity issues.
    Just because you got a good deal doesn't mean it's a good enclosure for a snake.

    That is HUGE for a BP.

    How many snakes do you have and how much experience with them in larger enclosures?
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