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Aquariums and Humidity

Discussion in 'General Freshwater' started by jdheff1982, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. jdheff1982

    jdheff1982 No you're not! I'm Sparticus!

    Aug 17, 2002
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    I was wondering, for those of you who keep your aquarium(s) in the basement, do you have problems with too much humidity??? I am trying to get another tank, but Mom is concerned about humidity and black mold. My next tank purchase I want to be a 55g so I can keep and grow an oscar in it.

  2. daveedka

    daveedka Purple is the color of Royalty

    Jan 30, 2004
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    Aquariums will increase humidity in a room (obviously), but quite honestly I don't know that it wil be enough to cause mold to grow in a basement if your basement doesn't already have mold problems. I use a de-humidifier in my basement at all times, so I don't experience any issues. I will say that the output of the de-humidifier seems to be affected far more by the central air than it does the fish tank. I get roughly the same quantity of water out of it that I always have with or without 115 gallon fish tank running. with my tank it goes some weeks with the glass top on and some with it off, evaporation is about 1 gallon a week when covered and 2 gallons when not. relatively small amounts of water for air in Ohio.

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