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    My son and I have a 5 week old crestie. I just put him in the 10gallon tank with all kinds of good stuff. It appears fine for now and I mist it with a sprayer. When he is about 6 months old I want to put him in an exo terra 18x18x24. I think it will be easier to have an automatic mister. Some are way expensive though, but I dont plan on making one either! What brands of foggers or mister do you use? Which ones do you like and which ones breakdown?! I am thinking I'd like a waterfall for drinking but would still have to spray with that for humidity. Any thoughts?

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    Ok first waterfalls arent good for drinking because they make the water fairly hot. I personally wouldnt waste money on fogger or mister. Just use a spray bottle with distilled water and spray tank once a day in the evening.
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    If you get a waterfall you'll need to make sure to clean it regularly- perhaps weekly or more, especially since geckos like to poop in their water for whatever reason.

    Mist King is the brand mister I always hear the best things about.

    I know some people who have misters set on timers to go off once or twice a day and love them.

    I personally like misting by hand every evening, since that's when I check up on all the geckos anyways. I only have to mist once a day to keep my humidity cycle going.

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    Thanks for your replies! Power was out for days, couldn't get on forum sooner!! I do like misting the cage myself but want to check into the options suggested!

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    i would use an auto mister or fogger if i dont have much time to care for my pets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy View Post
    I think it will be easier to have an automatic mister.
    Yes they can be. Everything has it's advantage and disadvantages.
    Advantages
    An Automated system allows you more time away from Upkeep chores.
    An Automated system allows for the Misting to be done without opening the Cage.
    An Automated system allows extended stays away from the Cage like Vacations without having someone there.
    An Automated system allows precise time and amount of water
    An Automated system cuts down on time spent misting.
    Multiple Cages can be done at the same time

    Disadvantages
    No Power No Misting System
    Initial price

    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy View Post
    Some are way expensive though, but I dont plan on making one either! What brands of foggers or mister do you use?
    Which ones do you like and which ones breakdown?!
    I use a Mistking system..most adaptable system.
    Reservoir is limited to the size you want to have. You could have a couple thousands of gallons in a tank somewhere if you wanted
    Expands up to 10 Mist Heads
    Digital Timer Included
    Starting price 99.00
    Marty Sells at Most Major Reptile Shows so you can pick up in person usually at a discount

    ExoTerra Monsoons were know to fail often.
    Limited to 1 Gallon Reservoir
    Expands up to 8 Heads
    Starting Price 119.00
    Availability is increasing at shows

    The AquaZamp
    Not Much information..first I heard of it.
    No Product reviews on the Website
    Starting Price $125
    Digital Timer $20.00 Extra
    Comes with 4 Gallon Bucket..runs up cost..You can get buckets cheap just about anywhere
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristy View Post
    I am thinking I'd like a waterfall for drinking but would still have to spray with that for humidity. Any thoughts?
    Most Reptiles do no drink from Running Water so usually they will not drink directly from a waterfall.
    Animals can drown in moving water

    Ideas to increase humidity is as simple as an Air Exchanger or a air line run into a small shallow reservoir of water inside the tank. This also increases air exchange.
    Plants and moist soil will increase humidity also

    I recommend both a Fogger and a Mister
    Think nature..When it Rains there are dry spots..and when it fogs it gets everything Moist..Your Animal might need a moist hide but if you just Mist then the Hide might actually be dry inside..

    And I recommend a Digital Timer power strip..Automated lights are great also
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