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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-01-2017, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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nitrate in evaporation/mist?

was just wondering if nitrate gets carried through mist or evaporation? was thinking of running aquarium water through one and was just wondering if after condensation will all the nitrates and other unwanted materials be left behind the humidifier? would a cool mist humidifier work the same?
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I do know that you are supposed to clean a humidifier regularly. Reason being that bacteria and other nasties can grow in and around the outlet and be spewed back into the air you breathe via the mist produced. So, like a man made sneeze, of sorts, I guess. That may be detrimental to your livestock. As far as nitrates, just dump some nitrate heavy water in, start it up, collect enough mist to run a nitrate test, and you have that answer.

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If it's evaporative (think the old ones with the sponge on a wheel with a fan) then it shouldn't have anything in the humidity it makes. If you're using an ultrasonic machine, then it's actually being atomized along with the water. I would expect given enough time you would have hard water deposits


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