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Was recently on Discord and chatting up about my grow. Currently using a reptile fogger instead of the traditional humidifier. A humidifier takes up a large footprint inside the grow tent and it can make the walls of the tent drip with condensation. I had a large, ultrasonic 4L humidifier but it was just too much for the 3×3.

After getting a little too lifted, I got lost in the endless void that is YouTube. Watched a video about a guy that has 8 anacondas in a single terrarium and he was talking about his fogging system for humidity. I bought one the next day. The fogger can sit outside the tent, at which point you just have to run the 1 inch corrugated tubing to the tent. Easy maintenance inside the tent and less maintenance for the actual fogger.  It got the attention of another DGC member who couldn’t figure out how to humidify his dishwasher grow. He suggested I submit this as a Grow Hack for the show. It has the most potential for growers in very limited spaces but can be used in larger rooms or tents. There are Y adaptors for the fogger hoses and that makes it possible to run humidity to two grows. Foggers are the better choice in my opinion and don’t take up any of that “expensive real estate” as Scotty would say.

The only con I have for the fogger is the tubing condensates. If your tubing sits higher than the actual fogger, the condensation drips back into the fogger to get used up. If the tubing sits below the fogger, you will need a water catch. I have a 4×4 inch water catch inside my tent for that reason.


13 responses to “FOGGER OR HUMIDIFIER?”

  1. Birminghamtaro Avatar

    I honestly just take a clean rag, soak, and leave it in a corner of my tent. They get swapped every 24 hours and raise the humidity from the low 40s to high 40s percentage wise.

    1. Birminghamtaro Avatar

      oh you’re in the desert. Ok use two rags! lol jk I do like your train of thought the repti fogger looks legit and the magnetic clips used to hold tubing onto the tank can be adapted to tents easily. That monsoon system looks interesting also. Literally an indoor sprinkler.

      1. Birminghamtaro Avatar

        Ok I dug deep into reviews with pros and cons. For such simple devices there weren’t many. The pros are, reptile foggers and smaller and more discrete. The downside is fog/mist evaporates at such a high rate it doesn’t actually hydrate anything unless you really crank it, it evaporates faster than spray applications, and foggers break if you run them empty.

        1. Birminghamtaro Avatar

          dang no edit button. one last thing is what I mean about ‘doesn’t really hydrate anything’ is the fog/mist is there to make the pet more comfortable in their environment and not to be used as something it depends on for its life, but as a combo of things. like mist + spray + water bowls etc. Overall I’d say don’t use one.

          1. OneEyedCatCannabis Avatar

            This is an ultrasonic humidifier with a hose, ultrasonic humidifiers are considered a great option for grow rooms some even have both cold and hot options making and can add a little heat to your tent if needed. there are no filters to change and they run quieter.

            But this is a better option for a smaller grow, since the larger units are pricey. it can defiantly be a space saver for small grows.

            Overall I’d say this is a good Grow Hack for those with limited space. 💪🙌😻

    2. OneEyedCatCannabis Avatar

      you want to be closer to the high 50s

      1. Birminghamtaro Avatar

        Oh yeah 55% is the sweet spot. the low to high 40s mentioned was just the spread of humidity the damn rag provided.

        1. Birminghamtaro Avatar

          damp not damn. damn!

  2. J.R. Avatar

    Your post was featured on episode 1273! Thanks for your support!

    1. Eric_the_Colorblind Avatar

      I saw it last night. Thank you. I was too stoked.

  3. ChrisfromCanada Avatar

    Dude that’s awesome. I hear you on the toxic environment. Just left myself and going back to school.

    Best of luck

    1. Nay Hay Avatar

      One more tip for selecting your fogger: I suggest an analog/dial version with a black hose. There are a bunch of digital ones with clear-ish hoses, but you need to manually reset every day. I prefer to set it on a timer so the fog is off at night and with the dial versions you can set it and forget it until it runs out of water, about every 3 days in a 2×2. Also, beware that the clear tube transmits light into your dark tent!

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