I've just posted this in my Killer Skunk diary but hoping the get a wider audience than 4 people I thought I'd have a go at my first How To! So here is what I do to turn super dry air into a tropical rain forest!
I've tried many different methods over the years to combat low humidity and this is BY FAR THE BEST solution I've tried. It's cheap to set up, cheap to run, very low maintenance and raises humidity massively.
Basically all you need is the following:
Something that floats such as cork, polystyrene etc etc.
I've used one of Mrs B's dinner mats for a float, I'm almost sure that when she finds out she wont mind at all.
Simply draw round the bottom of the pot..
And cut out with a stanley knife..
Put the pot into the cutout, you will probably need to fine tune the size of the hole to make it fit properly..
Push the pot so it rests on it's rim and cant fall through the hole..
A fogger works best when set about 40mm below the surface so take this into consideration when determining the depth of the pot below the float..
And in she goes! This is a 20L mixing tub which has a vast capacity when compared to expensive sonic humidifiers available on the market. This set up uses exactly the same principle of using sonic vibrations to create a mist but you can choose the size of the tank you want, and this one last about a WEEK as opposed to just hours with the others. The fogger is on the floor next to the tank.
once the fogger is dropped into the pot and switched on it creates a mist that is then drawn in through your PASSIVE Intake. I wouldn't advise using this through a forced intake as I reckon there would be too much moisture for the electrics! Use a secondary passive intake to be safe.
Put a lid over the top to contain the water that jumps off the surface and winds up all over the floor.
And this is the result inside the tent. It's a shame I can't upload the video I did as this gives a better view of just how misty it gets on the floor of the tent, this pic really doesn't do it justice! It's basically how a field may look at 5 in the morning when the dawn breaks. Quite honestly, when your looking at your plants endure 20% humidity and then you see all that moisture around the plants and RH goes up to 70% its a nice feeling!
This really does work and is VERY cheap to set up and run so give it a go if your'e struggling with humidity, it works for me!
All The Best!
This post has been edited by Mr Bond: 05 February 2013 - 04:00 PM