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Quick Question ....anyone Use A Dehumidifier?

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by Goldie, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. Goldie

    Goldie Registered

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    Just wondering if anyone uses one of these to control moisture in the room where the tank is?

    I've got a bit of damp visible in my fishy room and was thinking of investing .....then wondering whether it would be one of those never-ending tasks .....as there will always be a little bit of moisture from all that water - will it just be another thing to bump up the leccie bill??
     
  2. les

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    Dehumidifiers are old tech now. Consider a positive ventilation system from companies like Nuair.
     
  3. Realist

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    Positive ventilation system.

    Interesting, will look into that as well, thanks Les.
     
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    Envirovent is another good company selling a similar unit. As a Building Projects Manager for local authority, I had dealings with both companies products and both were very professional. They are certainly an economic modern cure for condensation and mould growth.
     
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    We used to have one in the same room as our tank but I was never sure about it because the auto top up kicked in a lot more after we started using it ... double edged sword there
     
  6. Goldie

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    Thanks - been dealing with another disaster so the issue of humidity had to take a back seat (amidst the flooding of me trying to do huge water changes manually :rolleyes:) but now returning to think about this issue and I will definitely look into the 2 companies suggested - it was the issue that you have suggested MissM that I was pondering
     
  7. Mr Dave

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    I have fitted an extractor fan above my tank and have the windows venting
    The timer switch on the extractor is on an hour off an hour
    Super silent
     
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    Open a window?

    We're lucky in that the house came with a ventilation system installed in the loft and with vents in every room :), so have never had to give it a thought :rolleyes:

    Good luck with your quest.
     
  9. Mike and Clare

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    Dependent on your heating situation, consider a log burner or multifuel stove.
    Bit extreme I know, but we've got one in our 130 year old house and it sucks moisture out like an elephant at a watering hole.
    Not suitable for all situations, but worth considering. The positive air ventilation systems are fantastic in more modern houses with cavity walls etc.
    Mike
     
  10. Goldie

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    I have a log burner in the room where the fish are Mike - but just gets too hot when it's on, as there is quite a bit of heat from the tank, and its quite a small room.
     
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    FWIW - Completely agree about positive air systems, know a few who have them and think they’re great. I put cover glasses on my tank and use a dehumidifier to reasonable effect throughout the winter as try to use log burner in other room to ‘economise’ on central heating and remove moisture as above. This works ok but some humidity remains.
     
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