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Old 05-12-2006, 10:45 AM   #1
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humidity problems

i have a 120 gal aquarium, 100 gal sump, and a 55 gal refugium. the aquarium is lit by mh's. with all this it makes my basement very humid. does anyone else have this problem? what do you guys think i should do to beat this humidity and stop the threat of ruining my live in basement and the furnace.

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Old 05-12-2006, 10:56 AM   #2
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Buy a dehumidifier for your basement.
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dehumidifier all the way.....You might need a big one since there is already so much water there....
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won't that increase the evaporation of the water? i'm already losing about 5 gals a day!
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AFAIK dehumidifiers do increase evaporation. I guess you will have to evaluate whether or not the high humidity will cause more problems down the road.
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my neighbor said he has one i can borrow so i guess i'll see how it does. and how much i spend on r/o membranes

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I concur with the others, get yourself a properly sized dehumidifier. Get one properly sized for the square footage of your basement. You have to weigth costs of basement repair against cost of producing more water. I have one running all the time, with a direct connection to the main drain, it pulls out a bucket a day of water.

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yeah i think i'll breakdown and get one.

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