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Old 12-15-2011, 12:21 AM   #1
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those of you w/ tanks in ur bedroom...

do you guys have any issue with mold getting into ur clothes, sheets, comforters....ect?? im setting up a 29g in my bedroom and was wondering if running a dehumidifier a good idea or not
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:24 AM   #2
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Well i guess it depends on how big your tank is.. I ran a 10 gallon in my room for a long time and i never had a problem. I will have a 30 gallon replace the 10 gallon in a few weeks
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:46 AM   #3
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I too had a 10g in the room but I just moved it to the living room today and put a 29g in its place
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I have a freshwater 40 gallon and saltwater 24 gallon in my room and I've never had a problem. But my door is almost always open and I usually have a fan going
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I have had a 5 gal freshwater and a 20 gal brackish tank in my bedroom for about a year now, and as a kid I had a 10 gal in my room for years, and I've never had any problems with mold. Just occasional spills during water changes!
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:11 AM   #6
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I had a 55g FW in my room and had no issues whatsoever. That was when I lived in Columbia, SC, and it's already 80%+ humidity for most of the year.
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I have a 30 gal going on year 2 in my kids room with no problem
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I have a 60gal reef tank with "open top" and a 20 gal open top sump, and I have not seen any thing. I would think there would be less humidity from a tank then a hot sticky day in the summer.
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I have a 60gal reef tank with "open top" and a 20 gal open top sump, and I have not seen any thing. I would think there would be less humidity from a tank then a hot sticky day in the summer.
Depending on size ...When I upgraded i noticed moisture collecting on my windows..I covered the tank and it stopped ...What you have to remember is ,,people in the south either have open windows or central air (which is a giant dehumidifier) ,,up north in the winter everything is sealed up...Nowhere for that extra moisture to go,,so it finds places,,windows ,ceiling or cool closets and corners

So i think you'll have to try it out and see
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Jealous of all of you - if I ever tried to put a tank in my bedroom my wife would shoot me. The trickle sound, even coming from our den, makes her nuts sometimes - can't imagine the **** I'd catch if I put it upstairs :p
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