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    Hello,
    I have been really struggling with bringing down the humidity levels in my leo's tank. I live in a very humid area so opening the windows will not help. I've purchased a dehumidifier that sits on the floor right next to her tank, bought the Eva Dry wireless mini dehumidifier that sits on top of her tank, bought a smaller sized water bowl that sits on the cool side of her tank, and the humidity levels are still at 60-65%. I try to turn the fan on to help with air circulation, but that doesn't help either. I'm hoping that when it's time to turn on the air conditioning in my house that will help, but I have been struggling with the humidity levels for a couple weeks now and I feel like I've tried everything! I am really concerned for her health, just trying to be the best leopard gecko mommy that I can be. She doesn't seem like she is experiencing any health problems yet, she is very alert and loves feeding time, but I want to be proactive about the situation.
    If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know!

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    I don't feel that humidity at that level is an issue. The problem with too much moisture for leopard geckos is when people mist the enclosure which brings the humidity up to 80 or 90%. I live in New England without AC and in the summer it can get pretty humid, but everyone is fine. People keep leopard geckos in tropical countries without problems. In the wild, even though the ambient humidity is low, leopard geckos might spend a lot of their time in crevices where the humidity is higher.

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    Thank you so much for the reply! I definitely feel more at ease now. I really really appreciate it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    I don't feel that humidity at that level is an issue. The problem with too much moisture for leopard geckos is when people mist the enclosure which brings the humidity up to 80 or 90%. I live in New England without AC and in the summer it can get pretty humid, but everyone is fine. People keep leopard geckos in tropical countries without problems. In the wild, even though the ambient humidity is low, leopard geckos might spend a lot of their time in crevices where the humidity is higher.

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    I was just having a similar panic because Donnie's enclosure is suddenly up to 45-48% humidity (I'm assuming because of the general weather being rainy, wet and humid - because nothing else has changed right now). Thank you for relieving that panic.

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