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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-29-2003, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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Does any one know where I can get a device that would control the humidity in my dartfrog vivarium.[
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The best way to do it is manually. Spray your tank daily or bi-daily, and open up vents if you see that it is too high. Use any humidifier guage.

The alternative is to spend $80 on a humidifier control, which is a big ugly box that would have to sit inside your tank. Then you have to spend another $80 on a humidifier device of some sort and another $80 on a dehumidifier device of some sort...

The sell a full setup like you see at petco, for around $500. Any of those will cost you a small chunk of change every month just to run.

Keep some clump mosses and blanket mosses to regulate the humidity. They will release more water when there is less in the air, and less water when there is more in the air. (These are pet frogs, not frogs right from the amazon... They already have better conditions then they ever had.)
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I have 3 dart frogs and the ONLY method I use to raise humidity and keep them (and the tank) moist at all times is with the use of an Ultrasonic Humdifier (UH). I do not even have to spray down the tank ever with using this. You can buy these at any Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Eckards, etc. in the Health section. Just make sure you get a Cool Mist (rather than a Heated or Heat Mist kind).

After you get the unit, go to Home Depot or the like and get a 2 inch rubber stopper from the plumbing department, you can then get ~3/4 inch PVC and run it to the tank. Just cut a whole somewhere in the top of the tank. Use PVC Elbows to guide the direction, and then use an Aquarium Filter Strainer (at any Pet Store) on the end of the outflow to keep "critters" from climbing into it.

As it did for me my first time to hear about this, I am sure you may have plenty more questions to get this setup. If you decide to do it, or even want to hear more "evidence", feel free to email me and I will send you pictures and more advice. [email protected].

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