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Heat and humidity
I ask questions of the list a moderate amount and have
found that doing so is somewhat like fishing, sometimes you get a hit and
people respond and sometimes nothing. When there is nothing, I fear that
it is because the question is soo stupid that no one wants to bother, but
I think that is a bit too egocentric so I will persevere. (or is it
I had a thought that I'd like to hear people's opinions about. I have
six aquariums in my two bedroom apartment along with twenty or so
plants of the terrestrial (sp? damn no spell check) variety. Two of these
aquariums, the 50g and 20g are with out covers with the four 15g's having
covers only because I don't want to lose the SAE's again. Here is my
thought. The relative humidity in the apartment must be pretty high and
thus would retain heat better than a the low humidities one gets in
heated spaces in winter in New England USA. Thus, I'm spending less
money to heat the apartment than I otherwise would not to mention this
moister air would feel warmer than dry air of the same temperature.
I know that it would take more energy to heat this moister air initially
but I'm guessing that it would retain this heat better than drier air.
So do I have a point or should I stop assuaging my wife's concerns about
the cost's of running and maintaining these aquariums with this argument.
:-))) These are all planted aquaria of course.
Just a thought,