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Old 09-27-2007, 06:35 PM   #11
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FWIW two11devan I don't use a dehumidifier. My tank evaps 1 gal a day. The room it's in is not very big and has no windows but my electronic temp/humidity thingy, to also be technical, usually reads between 30-38% humidity. Not sure if that is high, low or normal but it has not caused any noticeable problems for me over the last 3-4 years.

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Old 09-28-2007, 12:22 AM   #12
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That's actually pretty low humidity. Electric heat?

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Old 09-28-2007, 01:27 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the input so far. The tank is in the dinning room which opens up to a decent size living room. I think I'll get a "humidity thingy" and check out how humid it actually is.
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:51 AM   #14
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I would check to see what the humidity is before I bought one. My tank loses about 4-5 gal a day. The sump room is in an unfinished part of my basement. I try to keep my humidity in the low 40's. The dehumidifier will add heat to the room it is in though. The one I have has preset humidity setting - dry , dryest, etc. This I hate. The dry setting holds at 50% and the dry I cant figure out where it goes. Humidity will hold 42% and it still runs 24/7. Might need a bigger one ...

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