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elassoma at juno_com (Rodney W Harper): Re: NANFA-- Fish Room Humidity

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From: elassoma at juno_com (Rodney W Harper)
To: nanfa at aquaria_net
Subject: Re: NANFA-- Fish Room Humidity
Date: Sat, 04 Oct 1997 09:11:58 EDT
Message-ID: <19971004.080605.3239.0.elassoma at juno_com>
References: <971003202229_1924399896 at emout01_mail.aol.com>

On Fri, 3 Oct 1997 20:23:23 -0400 (EDT) BGran83736 at aol_com writes:

>My fish room is in the back bedroom of my house, previously occupied 
>by my daughter who is now married and moved away. The fishroom is cooled
>de-humidified by the central-air conditioning system, but when we 
>switch over to either outside air or central heating, I'm having a
problem with 
>the air being moist and/or fishy smelling ! Certainly I don't mind, but
>wife doesn't like any fishy smells in her house! I don't know why, but 
>wives are just nose-sensitive, I guess.
>Any suggestions?

Wives just do not appreciate our hobbies.  : )

As for the smell.  You should get a de-humidifier for the room and if the
room is carpeted, you need to use a carpet cleaner ever couple of months.
 The carpet would be the main culprit to the smell, most likely.  Do you
have a ceiling fan in the room?  This could help keep humidity stable and
the room cooler.  Invest in a crate of Baking Soda and open up a few
boxes and leave them about the room in strategic locations to absorb the

What you really need to do is build a shed out back like I did.  : )


Rodney W. Harper / Grand Bay, Alabama /  U.S.A.

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