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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:50 pm 
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Hi all,

yet another dumb question. For the size of my new grow tent 2 x 1 x2m height, is a humidifier necessary and if so what size should I go for? I'm thinking, if I do need one then wondered if the Ultra mist pro range would be ok and if so what size (looking at the 7 but wondered if this is over sized). My intention is to keep Pleurothallids so need higher humidity but there will also be one or two slippers.

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Generally in closed spaces humidification is unneccesary. There will be plenty of moisture from pots etc.


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I would agree that probably nothing is necessary in such a small space.
For larger greenhouses the humidifiers (or the posh word is foggers) get extremely pricey and need plumbing in with humidistats. I have had much success with a little humidifier from Maplins at £30. That kept my sealed 8 X 12 house at 75/80% during the hot summer but I need nothing at this time of year. That unit is not plumbed in, and needs to be filled daily, but output is adjustable. Not surprisingly, it lasted only two seasons before expiring but at that price it was no loss. I have now reverted to my under bench spray system which I set going myself (being retired) or on a time clock during the warmer months and when I am away.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:12 pm 
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Thanks Richard and Silvershaded for the comments. Someone else has mentioned the Maplin humidifier as being good for small spaces. They are cheap and reliable, just needing the diaphragms cleaning regularly for trouble free operation. BTW good to chat with you yesterday Richard.


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