First, you must ask yourself "Why do you think you need to raise the humidity in the whole room to 80%?" (Are you keeping tarantulas or growing mushrooms?)I'm looking to set up a humidifier in my T room and was wondering what types folks use, have used, or heard about that were good quality units that can be set to raise humidity levels to 80% or so. ...
Every ultrasonic I looked into seemed to have less than favorable reviews, and that it was more of a "cool" humidity. The one that I found is of the "warm" variety. Literally a metal heating element (the size of two 3 litre bottle caps stacked) sits in the water and boils it, thus making steam and creating humidty. I confused as to why you think this will fail over time? There is nothing to fail....if mineral deposits start to build up on the metal it an easy trip to the sink and a scrub with a sponge. Not really that hard imo.first off I would have went with an ultrasonic humidifier. second, either way you look at it. good luck keeping them running unless using distilled water. I could never do it with tap water.
I took in everything that he said and appreciated the response, even though it was unnecessary. While I did ask about a humidifier that was able to reach 80% I never said I was planning on running at 80%. Most humidifiers have "auto" settings based on relative humidity. A lot of what I found maxxed out at 65%, which I felt could be too low ( based on room size one side with humidifier could potentially be 10% off from the side without, etc) So I wanted to be sure I was able to get one that could potentially go higher.Id say when Stan chimes in you ought to listen. Not saying he is "GOD" of tarantula keeping, but he did literally write the book
Yes, I understand the concept of a forum and again appreciate the input, but was only asking for input on humidifiers themselves. ( which you did touch on a couple of posts later though )if you didnt want opinion dont ask.. thats what a forum is. opinions/facts. I gave you both.
And by your experience I was able to determine that I was in-fact correct in not purchasing an ultrasonic humidifier because they are temperamental at beast and high maintenance/cost units.I told you from my experience. I wouldnt use a humidifier. thats experience. meaning I tried it once. it failed, and I found better means of humidifying my tarantulas. IE- flood the enclosure.