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A warning about humidity
For those of you who have a lot of tanks,
live in a heating climate,
and don't cover them tightly...
letting them humidify your residence,
I hope you're renting.
I know this has come up on the list before,
but you can do serious damage to the
structure of your home.
The humidity will be drawn to the outside walls
and the roof. It will condense in the attic and
rot your roof and rafters, and it will get trapped
in the wall cavities and cause mildew and rot in
If you get any ice damming at all in the winter,
your roof is at risk. If you have any openings
in your outside walls... electric outlets... anything,
the excess humidity will penetrate your walls.
Cover the tanks tightly and let the condensation
happen above the surface of the tank... instead
of in the structure of your house.
Cover the tanks to protect your house...
keeping the fish in is just an added bonus.
If you don't believe this...
consult any HVAC professional.
I've been using the drop ceiling (styrene?) pieces
cut exactly since '91. I have over 2,000 gallons of water
in my aquariums. Covering the tanks protects the house.
Where do your priorities lie?
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