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Old 12-04-2006, 11:58 PM   #11
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How about the fan, blowing the air to the outside?
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Old 12-05-2006, 06:42 PM   #12
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The amount of evaporation will be accelerated with the use of an exhaust type fan. This is caused by the constant passing of warm air through the moisture laden area. A Dehumidifier is the next best way to rid moisture next to removing the origin of moisture(getting rid of the cans or sealing them). If this is a basement with an unfinished ceiling I would monitor it closely.
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Sealed the cans tight last nite. The condensation wasn't nearly as bad today. Can't seal the SW can 'cause of the heater and PH cords hangin' out of'm.
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Do you have gas or electric heat? I have gas and run a humidifier to keep moisture in the house during the winter.
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Old 12-08-2006, 10:49 AM   #15
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'lectric heat. And a decent sized de-humidifier in the basement. Even with the previous post actions, I still got moisture - but not as much.

This weekend, the 36g tank and two of my 3 trashcans (SW, FW, and waste/washing machine) of water are going down. Gonna make water ONLY the day or two before I need'm from now on. Won't do the long time (2-3 week) storage.

No more hopsital tank - could never catch one anyway. No new fish.

If I develop a fish problem, I'll let it take it's course, treat to the extent I can with the reef and see what happens.

I'm @ a point these days that I can see myself out of fishkeeping. Getting older. Got maintenance on the home, the family, me, the cars, the yard, etc, etc. Maintaining fish and tanks these days when the family hardly even notices them anymore --- well, it just ain't as much fun anymore.

And now the water problems and the wife raising that scary eyebrow....

Thanks! I'm finished venting now.
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You could still setup the QT tank as needed. Treating in the main is nearly impossible for most illnesses but it's highly unlikely if not adding any new stock anyways.

I can't imagine your tank is enjoyed much in the basement. Just curious but why didn't you set it up where it can be seen more? Or is your basement converted into a family room?

Hope you keep up with it Glad your getting less moisture now.
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Yep. Family room/basement. Fireplace. Reclining chairs. TV. Jst did a major remodel job myself a few years ago.

Hardwood floors upstairs.Woudn't even come close to have gotten approval from the boss on that one.
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