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Old 01/11/2008, 03:07 PM
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Issues with large tanks involving moisture

As it state i have been building my tank room and im a little concerned with moisture with the tank and evaporation. Is it better to get a Fan that will suck the air in the room out direct it outside the house. Would a good De-humidifier Work better to draw the moisture. The room is done with the same sheet rock as with bathrooms to withstand moisture but its got to go somewhere.

Any info on the best way to deal would be greatly accepted and if there is a good quaility fan unit that reefers are using in Your or their rooms please let me know.

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Old 01/11/2008, 04:30 PM
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Old 01/11/2008, 04:37 PM
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I have a 12x12 enclosed fish room. I added a ventilation fan (vented to the outside). I have a standard dehumidifier outside the fish room for the summer time. One advantage that I have is the tank is in the rec room that's 90% underground. So it helps with overall temp. Hope that helps.

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Old 01/11/2008, 04:39 PM
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This is how I deal with it. I vent the skimmer in and out. Huge difference. It really works to bring the humidity to reasonable levels.
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Old 01/11/2008, 04:57 PM
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nice the room is in the basement on the slab and the basement for the last 6 yrs how long the house has been built has always no matter how hot or cold stays at a nice temp. the tank is 4ft and i left like a 5ft space between the tank and then room wall. I also framed for a double louver door this way i can draw in cold basement air and then use a vent fan to draw out the moisture.

Would you guys recommend both ? Vent and Dehumidifier

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Old 01/11/2008, 04:59 PM
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Keeping a doorway open to the fish room is a good idea.
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Old 01/11/2008, 07:19 PM
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I run a Honeywell Hr200 Fresh air ventilation systemwork. It sucks cold air from outside and mixes it with the stale humid inside air and takes it back out. It is about 80% efficint.




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Old 01/11/2008, 09:24 PM
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John's HRV made a HUGE difference in his humidity levels and the air is fresh and clean now....really nice for winter months!!
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Old 01/11/2008, 09:44 PM
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I have alot of very expensive woodwork in the next room and even some in my reefroom and have found that a combination of exhaust with a 75pt dehumidifier works best for me







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