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Thread: How can I reduce my humidity!?
06-24-2013, 03:07 AM #1
How can I reduce my humidity!?
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Basically I'm just curious if these levels of humidity are "ok" and if not how can I reduce them in an inexpensive way?
One last thing to note is that it has been raining A LOT here the past 2weeks so I'm thinking this may be why the increase in humidity?
Any help is greatly appreciated!
06-24-2013, 11:01 PM #2Senior Member
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In my opinion they are both OK. Cresties need the humidity. Actually I've been told that they can use an evening rise in humidity which is why I mist my cresties, leachie and gargs in the evening. Leopard geckos ideally need things drier, but they can tolerate the humidity for short periods. I live in New England with no air conditioning. There was a thunderstorm tonight so things are pretty humid. The leos are all on the cool side of the tank and everyone seems to be OK.
07-03-2013, 02:01 AM #3
So it's been about 2weeks since I posted this thread and I'm still experiencing very high humidity levels in my Leo's tank however my Crested Geckos cage seems to be good as it drys out to about 55% during the day which I'm happy about!
My Leopard Geckos tank gets down to around 45 or 40% which is an improvement but I don't think will be good long term. My night time humidity sometimes gets as high as 65% but that's only happened a couple times.
Now I believe this is simply just a summer problem because in the spring, fall and winter I was ably to keep it at a constant 30%. Maybe I'm just worrying for nothing but I just don't know what to do Any input or advice would be GREATLY appreciated!
07-03-2013, 09:21 AM #4
What kind of gauge are you using for the humidity measurements? If it is an analog I would spend the money on a digital. I really like the accurite brand the sell one that does heat and humidity for about 10$.
Anyways, to reduce the humidity you can turn up your ac in the house. Purchase a dehumidifier or replace large water bowls with smaller ones. For reduced humidity also use tile and remove moisture holding substrates. All plants from the enclosure could be removed as well.
But honestly I'd check the Guage first before you try to fix something that is not broken. Best of luck to ya.
07-03-2013, 11:23 AM #5
As for what you said I use Reptile Carpet which does not hold humidity that well at all, he has the smallest water bowl possible (without being too small) and I've ever taken out the moss from his moist hide because he is not shedding at the moment. My house does not have AC either.
For plants did you mean fake or real? She has 2 fake plants in her enclosure but that it is all.
07-03-2013, 11:50 AM #6
So this digital one is reading about the same. On the hot side I'm getting 45% and on the cool side I've got about 50-55%. This is during the day, early morning.
07-03-2013, 01:04 PM #7
I was meaning real plants. You are going to need a dehumidifier to get humidity lower, your subject to the environment you are in because you have no way of controlling it. So if it's 60 percent outside your relative humidity inside without ac will be 40 to 50 percent. If you're house is higher humidity then outside you should increase air flow in your home and check for plumbing leaks.
I'm just trying to give you all I know, best solution is a dehumidifier it not only will make your room more comfortable for you, but your babies to. Although I have read 40percent isn't horrible for them. Let us know how it's going.
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