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PostSubject: Best Way To Keep Humidity Up With Out False Bottom????   6/16/2008, 10:12 pm

Hey I Was Just Wondering Cause Im Worried About The Humidity Levels In My Tank. I Usually Spray It About 4 to 5 Times A Day But THat Can Be A Real Pain. Does It Really Matter If The Tank Dries Up All THe Way? I Keep a Towel Over The Lid TO Help But Within AN HOur Or So It Always Dries Up. And Suggestions?


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PostSubject: Re: Best Way To Keep Humidity Up With Out False Bottom????   6/16/2008, 10:16 pm

I use saran wrap (sp?). I don't cover the whole thing because you need are flow and you need to watch for molt or fungus. I haven't had a problem with it yet but with limited air circulation it will be more vulnerable.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Way To Keep Humidity Up With Out False Bottom????   6/17/2008, 8:33 am

Spraying does almost NOTHING to raise humidity -- just try dumping water on the substrate periodically. Not enough to make it soupy, but if you've got coco fiber or peat it will absorb a lot of water and keep things humid.

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PostSubject: Re: Best Way To Keep Humidity Up With Out False Bottom????   6/17/2008, 10:52 am

Hm Would It Work With Potting Soil?
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PostSubject: Re: Best Way To Keep Humidity Up With Out False Bottom????   6/17/2008, 12:16 pm

propably not potting soil tend do drown. Using a false bottom is much easier, i dont know why people dont do it.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Way To Keep Humidity Up With Out False Bottom????   6/17/2008, 1:53 pm

i was wondering - could you use compost and potting soil, even if it has stuff in it to help the plants grow? could they affect the scorp in any way?
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PostSubject: Re: Best Way To Keep Humidity Up With Out False Bottom????   6/17/2008, 2:07 pm

If its all natural and chemical free then its safe to use.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Way To Keep Humidity Up With Out False Bottom????   6/17/2008, 4:36 pm

Yeah Next Time I Clean The Tank And Inspect MY Scorpions Im GOnna Put A False BOttom. The Only Reason I Didnt Want TO Was Cause Its A 70 Gallon Tank And Its Gonna Need ALOT Of Rocks. I Tried Dumping Water And It Didnt Work That Good On The Soil But It Did Stay A Little Damp For Like 4 Hours So IT Kinda Did Work. BTW I Keep 2 Males And A Female In This 70 Gal Tank. Is That Risky? The Males Used TO Fight But Now They Seem To Do Well Together They Even Hide In The Same Place.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Way To Keep Humidity Up With Out False Bottom????   6/17/2008, 5:00 pm

Even if it's not a perfect false bottom it'll still work. Thats a lot of space for just scorpions.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Way To Keep Humidity Up With Out False Bottom????   6/17/2008, 11:34 pm

I don't know about the false bottom really sometimes just because in personal experience so far i have my scorps burrowing all the way down to it and i have been using 8 inches of substrate. It could just be that my guy and gal love to burrow but it makes me nervous them being right on the rocks with all that cold water underneath them. Also the size of your tank could cause huge humidity problems plus the fact that emps only need about 5 gallons long to live each so if your going to run a tank that size you may want a few more emps in there and atleast one more heat source to cause condensation which would result in humidity rise. Try to make sure the soil is damp aswell before placing it in there for a good starting point of moisture.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Way To Keep Humidity Up With Out False Bottom????   6/18/2008, 3:53 am

We keep ours on EcoEarth, spray daily / every couple of days, and if it starts to dry out we just pour water onto it
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PostSubject: Re: Best Way To Keep Humidity Up With Out False Bottom????   6/18/2008, 12:16 pm

But The Size WOnt Cause Problems With he Scorpions Right. I Keep Three In THere And I Think They Seem Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Best Way To Keep Humidity Up With Out False Bottom????   6/18/2008, 12:30 pm

Something I have been meaning to try is the false bottoms meant for aquariums. You know the plastic ones that the rocks go on. You can put a tube in the corners. That are originally meant for air injection. You could just use that as the refiller.

I'm not sure how this would really work because it wouldn't saturate the soil unless you overfill it but there would always be water which would produce humidity.

Here is a pic.

www.mops.ca/pics1/UGPR-37200.jpg

http://youraquariumcenter.com/library/UE20Undertow20E20Callouts.jpg
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PostSubject: Re: Best Way To Keep Humidity Up With Out False Bottom????   6/18/2008, 9:29 pm

I Keep A 75 Watt Heat Lamp On Top And Under One Of The Hides I Have A Heat Rock But Covered With The Soil So It Kinda Works As A heating Pad.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Way To Keep Humidity Up With Out False Bottom????   6/18/2008, 11:11 pm

Heat rocks usually get too hot to be safe, and keeping anything hot under the soil can end with a scorpion burrowing TOWARDS it to get away from heat (in nature, down = cooler).

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PostSubject: Re: Best Way To Keep Humidity Up With Out False Bottom????   6/19/2008, 12:44 am

No But Its Just A Small LAyer Over It. The Scorpions Seem To Hide In THat Spot More Anyway I Guess Cause Of The Heat.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Way To Keep Humidity Up With Out False Bottom????   6/19/2008, 2:06 pm

personally i would take his advice and get rid of the heat rock, there not good for anything, scorps t's reptiles there pretty much universally dangerous, but hey its your scorp
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PostSubject: Re: Best Way To Keep Humidity Up With Out False Bottom????   6/21/2008, 1:17 am

Ok FIne I'll Take It Off. You Kno More Alot More Then Me So I'd Rather Not Take A Chance. Im Thinking Of Getting 2 Or 3 MOre Emps. But Not Sure If I should.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Way To Keep Humidity Up With Out False Bottom????   6/21/2008, 2:15 am

I ThiNk tHaT yOu ShoUlD geT UsEd tO 1 BeForE yoU GeT aNY OtHerS.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Way To Keep Humidity Up With Out False Bottom????   6/21/2008, 4:26 am

I started with two. Easy enough but any tank things you have to do, there is only two to watch out for. Not that pandinus will really "go go" for you.

For all my scorpions I only have heat mats strapped to the back wall on one side. This seems to do mine fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Best Way To Keep Humidity Up With Out False Bottom????   6/21/2008, 9:24 pm

bjaeger wrote:
I ThiNk tHaT yOu ShoUlD geT UsEd tO 1 BeForE yoU GeT aNY OtHerS.
I Have 3 At The Moment And One Florida Bark Scorpion Which Im Planning TO Give Away.
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