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Ultrasonic Fogger for Emersed Setup?

Hey all, I have hairgrass, anubias, cyperus helferi, and telanthera cardinalis in a 30 gallon long emersed setup. I have noticed that most everyone is acclimating well except for the telanthera which looks to have shriveled up past coming back. My humidity feels pretty high, but I'm not even getting enough to make my glass foggy, so I am thinking about getting a cheap ultrasonic fogger from amazon to get my setup where it needs to be. Has anyone used one before and do you think one would be enough for a 30 gallon long? Thanks!
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Just curious, Is there no water or little water in the aquarium?

I'm new to this emersed stuff...
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I have the soil soaked completely with about a half inch of the water above the soil's surface. I've read that most people cover the top with wrap or do emersed setups in tupperware to keep the moisture inside, but I can't do this right now with the lights I have so I just have the stock lid over it with the stock fluorescent light and another clip-on compact fluorescent inside the tank.
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Is it possible to tape plastic wrap halfway down the tank? With ventilation of course.

Reminds me of when I used to grow Venus fly traps when I was younger, I had to find ways to keep moisture in but also allow air exchange.
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Is it possible to tape plastic wrap halfway down the tank? With ventilation of course.

Reminds me of when I used to grow Venus fly traps when I was younger, I had to find ways to keep moisture in but also allow air exchange.
I grew flytraps and pitcher plants myself when I lived in Alabama. I hadn't thought about partially wrapping the top, I think I'll do that, but I'll still need a humidifier. I think I'll order one and then see what happens.
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I have a little emersed setup right now (although I am repurposing the tank here soon), and I use an ultrasonic fogger for humidity. The fogger runs a few times a day just to bring the humidity up a bit. I also have the top covered in plastic wrap, with one corner open for ventilation.

I've had good luck so far with the setup, although things seemed to grow fine when my timer failed and the fogger wasn't running. I say try it out!

My tank is 6 gallons by the way. I ran the fogger for 15 minutes at a time which was enough to fill the tank with fog. With a larger tank I think you would just have to run it longer!
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I have a little emersed setup right now (although I am repurposing the tank here soon), and I use an ultrasonic fogger for humidity. The fogger runs a few times a day just to bring the humidity up a bit. I also have the top covered in plastic wrap, with one corner open for ventilation.

I've had good luck so far with the setup, although things seemed to grow fine when my timer failed and the fogger wasn't running. I say try it out!

My tank is 6 gallons by the way. I ran the fogger for 15 minutes at a time which was enough to fill the tank with fog. With a larger tank I think you would just have to run it longer!
What model or brand do you use?
Did you attach some kind of tubing to bring the fog to your tank?

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Some people just spray water in by hand.

Personally I keep the water level up just below my substrate, and spray every few days.

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What model or brand do you use?
Did you attach some kind of tubing to bring the fog to your tank?
Honestly, I just bought some no-name one off of eBay. It has silly colored lights that go on with the fogger, but it was cheap!

No tubing - it just sits in the tank in the water. I have a separate container with holes in it that the plants and soil are in that sits in the water.

One thing to note is that when the water gets dirty, it doesn't fog as easily (and it smells awful, like dirt dust).
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I have been using Ultrasonic Fogger for about 2 months now in a about 25 g tank

it takes 24 vlots and i have attached it's adapter to a analog timer to work every 2 hours for 15 min

it must be used with a shallow water in the tank or it will not work and do its mist

the tank has no substrate i am using pots

the water should be clean to not damage the fogger

plants in this tank is Crypt healthy, dwarf hair grass healthy, some kind of dwarf bacopa healthy , monte carlo but died , big baby tears but died

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i have been thinking to try one of these



it's even have 3 and 6 hours off mode.
specs at about 300 ml/hour
what do you think


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those ultrasonic foggers work best when kept at a certain depth, they sell floats to keep it at the correct level. Put it in a 5 gallon bucket with some type of fan going through the lid. I used a squirrel cage fan put a tube in the lid for the output, get ur self a 15 minute timer and u will have all the moist air u could ever want.
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I got an ultrasonic fogger coming into the mail today I think. Meanwhile, I have a huge Vicks vapor machine in my aquarium. It blows out air that feels like it's coming from a volcano but at least it's wet air.
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I got an ultrasonic fogger coming into the mail today I think. Meanwhile, I have a huge Vicks vapor machine in my aquarium. It blows out air that feels like it's coming from a volcano but at least it's wet air.
Don't cook them lol
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Ha ha it's not that warm. It does feel like a jungle though
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