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bigfatmouthj

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A simple FC setup thats cheap
« on: January 26, 2010, 10:46:50 AM »

here is a little experiment i did  and it seems to work quite well and costs about half of what the expensive set ups cost. didnt get all the pics but here is a general idea.

I have upgraded to a new FC setup but wanted to share my older setup to show a simple
and effective way to hold humidity in your FC.
things you will need..(photos at bottom of page)

1-gatorade bottle or water jug with lid.-$1.50
1-20 or 30 gallon fish tank pump.-$10.00-$20.00
1-stone bubbler-$1.00
1-bag lava rock-$3.00
1-64 quart clear tote with lid-$5.00
1-1 foot line of 1/4 inch tubing-$2.00
1-drywall nail or something to poke holes in tote.
1-cross T connector for tubing to pump.-$1.00

fill tote it about "2 inches with lava rock (i found perlite to be messy and dirty)

Get a clean gatorade bottle or water jug with a screw on lid. use a decent size nail or something you can heat up to pierce through the sides of the plastic tote and the lid to the water bottle.

make 2 side by side holes on the top of the bottle cap and put the tuning through the cap, secure the stone bubler on the end and fish the tubing to the bottom of the bottle, fill the bottle with water about "2 inches from the top.

place another piece of tubing in the other hole on the cap, make sure it is just below the cap level so when the water bubbles the bottom of the tube isnt in the water. run the other end of the tubing into the tote side (where ever you made a hole for the tube to insert)

if the holes in your cap or tote are a bit too big you can put a piece of electrical tape over them and put a small hole through as to make a sort of seal around the tube.

run the lines through the cross T and hook them to your pump. you will be able to sustain between 95-100% humidity level with this set up.

i usually mist the lava rocks once a week for a bit more humidity if i need it. i also fan the FC 2 times a day for about 10 seconds. this has worked for me so far and my flushes have been pretty decent.







« Last Edit: January 26, 2010, 10:52:19 AM by bigfatmouthj »
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Re: A simple FC setup thats cheap
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2010, 12:11:04 PM »

That's a pretty crafty setup you got there. I like your tek for the humidifier :mellow:

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Re: A simple FC setup thats cheap
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010, 04:14:40 AM »

I've seen cheap asses use those setups for reptiles. I'd mod that tube to fit 2-4 airstones , you'll get better air pressure & humidity. A pack of airstones and T-way's are like $4, tho my 2 & $300 humidifiers are way sweet.

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Re: A simple FC setup thats cheap
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2010, 07:44:29 PM »

That setup looks sweet, cheap, and easy. I'm assuming that that pump produces humidity for the FC? and the lava rock to help with that? Does it also help with the FAE?
Maybe simple ??s, but I'm real new to this and reading almost EVERYTHING you guys are posting. Much info from all you guys. Learning a lot.
Thanks!!
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Re: A simple FC setup thats cheap
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2010, 08:04:35 PM »

My two cents vandal but from other setups a air pump like that is used for FAE so I'm presuming that that setup would also cause a good amont of FAE.
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Re: A simple FC setup thats cheap
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2010, 08:33:15 PM »

hey thanks, just trying to suck as much info as i can from you guys and maybe hook some of you up with more info as I get more into this.
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Re: A simple FC setup thats cheap
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2010, 09:01:55 PM »

It is an inexpensive way to increase your RH. It is not really meant for regulating the FAE.
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