Sounds like the bridge is too low. The C string should be @8.5mm above the end of the fingerboard This time of year (the winter heating season) the cello shrinks so the bridge goes down. It is a good idea to keep the cello in a humidified environment and have a calibrated hygrometer to keep track of the humidity. Probably won’t change this, but it will protect your cello and make it happier. Here is an article on the topic. I have his hygrometer. BTW, most major violin dealers in NYC keep the humidity at 40% so that instrument don;t experience shock when they are taken out of the shop.
I got this humidifier when one of ours died. Terrific
LEVOIT Humidifiers for Large Room Bedroom (6L), Warm and Cool Mist Ultrasonic Air Humidifier for Home Whole House Babies Room, Customized Humidity, Remote, Germ Free and Whisper-Quiet, 2-year Warranty https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYGNGKK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_pHA3Db85GWYA5
Vornado Evap40 4-Gallon Evaporative Humidifier https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O0WOO74/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_LiF0DbB01D37M
This is the one I’ve been using for the past two years. It’s packed well so I wouldn’t worry about it being broken. It can be loud but it’s super effective.
21% is VERY dry and that level makes your guitar very susceptible to cracking. Do yourself a big favor and buy a good humidifier for your whole house.
It runs for about 6-8 hours at a time! I start it every morning as part of my daily routine and let it run until it’s out of water. It sits right next to the plant so the plant does get some of the mist, but the vapor is so fine, I haven’t noticed water beading up or anything like that.
Here’s a link if you want to check out the exact model I bought. It just needs cleaned every few days. Raydrop Cool Mist Humidifier
if you have time you could cancel your order on the OCS store and just order them off amazon: 4 gram 62%, 8 gram 58%
Well, I have an enormous console one, because the humidity in my apartment goes to about 33% without a humidifier running. It will happily humidify most of the place to 55% humidity with a fill every 24-36 hours (depending how dry I let it get before I refill it). It holds just shy of 5 gallons, I think, compared to the 1 gallon ultrasonic I used in the bedroom before I got this one, which needed to be filled about every 18 hours for one room. It has a side mounted container for water, so you don't have to shut it off to go fill it, and it holds about two containers worth (one flows down to the bottom with the wick, then you fill it again), so you don't have to haul 5 gallons from the sink to the humidifier.
The wicks are about $12-14 on amazon, depending what the price variation of the day is. It's really easy to install, it's only really noisy when the humidity is way below where it's set to (you can set it anywhere from 35 to 60% if I recall correctly, 50% is best of both worlds for protecting you from flu and mold), and honestly, you can set what the fan speed is at if you don't like auto.
I've been running this almost constantly since Christmas (there was a week that we turned it off 'cause I was trying to dry a bunch of sand), and I've replaced the wick once. I may not have had to replace it if I had emptied it out for that week, but I stupidly left it sitting in the wet chamber, so it got gross.
TL;DR: I apparently have lengthy opinions on humidifiers.
I have an ultrasonic humidifier from amazon. It holds 4-6 liters and doesn't produce much heat or noise. You can set a humidity target and it will turn on and off as needed. It is something similar to this https://www.amazon.com/LEVOIT-Humidifiers-Ultrasonic-Humidifier-Whisper-Quiet/dp/B01MYGNGKK/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=vivosun+humidifier&qid=1626876765&sr=8-8
What type of exhaust do you have for the tent? I'm also growing in a 4x2 and I found I needed a 4" exhaust fan with an adjustable dial otherwise the fan was too powerful and I was just sucking all the humidity out.
I like this Pure Enrichment humidifier a lot.
- pretty quiet
- compact compared to some, and appropriate size tank for a bedroom overnight
- easy to clean: no crannies that you can’t muscle your way to w some ingenuity and some paper towels/ q tips. Though I usually just soak the basin/well and fiddly bits in distilled vinegar once a week.
- easy to fill and dump bc the cord detaches from the base of the humidifier
- there are only 2 humidity settings, so customization is limited
- there is a bit of a blue glow from the button that I find irritating. I usually just flip it away from me, but ymmv depending on your light tolerance
Definitely this one: https://www.amazon.com/LEVOIT-Humidifiers-Ultrasonic-Humidifier-Whisper-Quiet/dp/B01MYGNGKK/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=levoit+lv600hh&qid=1621277771&sr=8-2
It's so easy to clean! There's a reason most plant people end up with this model.
You might be able to use that one, but you'll want some way to control the RH (if it doesn't have one built in). The inkbird humidity controller is good for that. I have this and it worked well for me
LEVOIT Cool Mist Humidifiers for Bedroom, 6L Smart WiFi Top Fill Ultrasonic Air Vaporizer for Large Room, Baby [BPA Free], Essential Oil Diffuser, Wor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HS45N13/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_8lODWhtrQVoBF
For dehumidifier, this is probably overkill for most tents, but I was having trouble during the final flower stages keeping my humidity down so I put this one in my tent. Been working out perfectly so far:
Vacplus 50 Pints Dehumidifier... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0816SXSG8?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Then you want a big boy. https://www.amazon.com/Vornado-Evap40-4-Gallon-Evaporative-Humidifier/dp/B00O0WOO74/ or similar that handles your size and has large tanks so you aren't filling it every other day. https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/humidifiers/buying-guide/index.htm speaks to cool vs. warm type which you should research.
>Real large humidifiers are expensive as fuck.
6 gallon humidifier is only $120
I also highly recommend getting these boveda packs I mentioned earlier and adding one to every eighth you buy. Weigh it before and after the packs been in for a bit (anywhere from a couple hours to a couple days) and you may be surprised to see how much weight you get back (not to mention flavor and enjoyment): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XB26Q8N?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I'm really sensitive to dry air during the winter, so we've gone through a number of humidifiers. This is the one we currently have, and it is great. I have also noticed that it helps with my skin care routine as well as not having a sore throat when I wake up.
Mine is the Vicks warm mist humidifier sold on Amazon (I think it's currently the #1 bestseller in humidifiers).
I love it. I've bought two (I needed them for two different places), have had them for three years and love them. Would highly recommend.
The auto shutoff function is great! I also run it while I'm at work, since it just turns itself off once it's out of water. I don't use the Vicks serum/liquid vaporizing feature, but I've heard people say that it's useful during cold season.
Whatever you choose, make sure to buy one with warm/hot steam, not cold mist. The cold mist humidifiers spritze the air above them with cool water. It definitely doesn't truly humidify anything. I've tried several of them with no luck. Also, they tend to over moisten the area right around the humidifier (since most of the "mist"/water spritz falls to the ground) and can subsequently cause mold.
Running a warm most humidifier has he added benefit of cutting down on heat costs -- depending on the setting, it can raise the temperature of your room up to 10F (low setting can prevent this). Also, they don't require filters or any added purchases.
Edit: link and auto shutoff comment
They're hydration packs you can get on Amazon!
You place them in a jar with your weed and it helps them to stay at the perfect moisture level. Prevents a harsh smoke and makes it burn slower.
I get them off Amazon, but they're about $20 for a ten pack. I usually get the 4-gram 62% packs (which can easily humidify up to a half oz).
You can also rehydrate your weed by putting it in a sealed jar with a small wad of wet paper towel for about 20 minutes, but it leaves a weird taste if you use tap water. Might work better if you use distilled water in that scenario.
We run two of these. Buy some 5 gallon jerry cans for water and fill them up at water stations. Take the time to check different water stations. There are ones where you can get 5 gallons for either $1.50, $1.75, or $1.00. You just gotta look.
Just get a humidifier like you would for your house. You don’t need to run it all the time, or at least I don’t. I run it later in the day and throughout the night to simulate their environment as they need it drier during the day and up to 100% at night. Pretty sure you can find em for like $25-30 at Walmart or on amazonthis is the one I use but there’s a bunch of lower priced ones. Just set it next to the gecks tank and you should be just fine. If you don’t wanna buy that, then I’d just mist 2 times a day, once at morning once at night, and again you should be fine if you’re using substrate it should hold humidity pretty well.
I had to look up what Grove packs are. They look pretty fancy and seem to control humidity for you the same way as humidity packs.
This is what I use. They are two way, so they will absorb/give off humidity to keep it at the right amount.
Couple humidity packs in Mason jars is all I do. I keep a humidity monitor in one to make sure the humidity doesn't get too high or too low.
Boveda 62% Packets - 2 Way Humidity Control Packs- Size 4-10 Count Resealable Bag - Bulk Humidity Packs - Relative Humidity Packs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XB26Q8N/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_9QD0EKVPR7546RTEW7R3
I can't say 100% for sure if your bags are the same or if using the humidity packs would make a difference. From my little bit of reading, I don't think the humidity packs would change anything.
The humidity packs are reusable BTW. They are not cheap but since they are two way and obsorb humidity, you can rehydrate them.
>Hydration pack? What's that and please point me in the right direction.
They're two-way humidity control so they add or remove moisture to keep your herb at the perfect humidity. The two brands I usually see are Boveda and Boost. You want to look for 62% RH for cannabis (the other RHs work better for things like tobacco, etc.). Here's an example on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XB26Q8N?ref\_=cm\_sw\_r\_cp\_ud\_dp\_ABNHAP557KKFG3BKBF2W
Here you go:
LEVOIT Humidifiers for Bedroom Large Room 6L Warm and Cool Mist for Families Plants with Built-in Humidity Sensor, Essential Oil, Air Vaporizer with Remote Control, Timer Setting, White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYGNGKK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_A2XVBEMAZDR7905GDBKW?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Vacplus Dehumidifier 50 Pints Dehumidifier with WiFi Remote Dehumidifiers with Drain Hose with Effortless Humidity Control for Home Medium Spaces and Basements (Nickname: VA-D1901) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0816SXSG8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_0JNX596DXK3DTXFNBJ03?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I have this one https://smile.amazon.com/LEVOIT-Humidifiers-Ultrasonic-Humidifier-Whisper-Quiet/dp/B01MYGNGKK/ref=sr_1_6?crid=31IY2Y4VDWPBS&keywords=levoit%2Bhumidifier%2B6l&qid=1650381378&sprefix=levoit%2Bhumidifier%2B6l%2Caps%2C112&sr=8-6&th=1
it doesn't require any filters, is completely easy to clean (honestly, the most important part), and their customer service is awesome. we just use filtered water from our tap.
It has automatic settings and the whole top opens, it can also sync to your phone.
I currently have this humidifier which lasts roughly 50 hrs w/o needing a change. I also think the suggesting of switching the sides would be helpful. Are mush spores really that bad to inhale? I watched a tutorial from Northspore of how to set up a Martha tent and so I put a filter on the top fan for the spores to not circulate in the air.
Everlasting Comfort Ultrasonic... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077Z2QCS5?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Buy a decent humidifier. Preferably a smart one. A smart one lets you set it and it turns off and on automatically. So that you don’t have it too humid and not humid enough. Built in monitor and controller
LEVOIT Humidifiers for Bedroom Large Room Home, Smart Wifi Alexa Control, 6L Top Fill Cool Mist for Baby and Plants, Ultrasonic, Essential Oil Diffuser, Customized Humidity, Night Light, Quiet, Gray https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HS45N13/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_PRZSYDDB2D5H2Z53JWC3
yep just talked about it in other comment. it will need to be something like this . something that when it's flipped on, as soon as you plug it into the wall (aka when the inkbird feeds it power) it would start running, and not just power on and go by their sensor/smarts
This the one I use and it works perfect for my grows and it’s Bluetooth to your phone so you can also control it and lets you know when to add water and all the best humidifier I purchased
LEVOIT Humidifiers for Bedroom Large Room Home, Smart Wifi Alexa Control, 6L Top Fill Cool Mist for Baby and Plants, Ultrasonic, Essential Oil Diffuser, Customized Humidity, Night Light, Quiet, Gray https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HS45N13/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_C5E4WQ4F4JVTGDF48GKB?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
We use this one. It’s wonderful.
Pure Enrichment® MistAire™ Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier - Premium Unit Lasts Up to 25 Hours with Whisper-Quiet Operation, Automatic Shut-Off, Night Light Function, and BPA-Free https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013IJPTFK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_95G3JZDNXRP3A7ZFS4RF
I currently own the Vornado Evap40, which has a pretty powerful upward-facing exhaust fan. I’m thinking of attaching some ducting to the humidifier’s fan, and running the ducting into my grow tent (with the humidifier being outside of the grow tent).
I bought a Levoit 1.6 gallon (I think) humidifier a few months ago to replace my tiny one. It was about $75 on Amazon. It is spaced for 1200 square feet but I don't think it is hitting my whole downstairs. It seems great so far. I use sink water and do see mineral buildup from my super hard water (19) but there is no way I am bringing home 2 gallons a day of distilled to fill it. weekly, I soak with discolored mineral areas vinegar with 15 minutes, and will spray certain bits down with 10% bleach water that seem slimy. It is a pain but something that needs to be done. (No-I don't mix vinegar and bleach-separate tasks)
The humidity sensor is easy to read and I keep it going at max humidity which gets my dry house to 50% humidity. I fill it once daily at max level. If I keep it at auto, i only have to fill it every 2 days. There are 2 models, one of which you can put aromatherapy oils in so if you want something like that then make sure you get the one that does that (I don't do that because it is overwhelming for dog noses to have all that scent in the air.).
The plants are doing great. I keep it near my one cluster of humidity loving plants and the brown crispy bits are stopped appearing on my calatheas, ti plants, and ferns. Actually the entirety of my plants downstairs are all looking better.
levoit humidifier this is the one I bought
Levoit this is all you need. Just set your desired rH, set it to auto and refill every few days
Had this one for over a year and have had no problems. Puts out a good volume and if you aren’t running on full it can go more than 24 hours. Have it plugged into the Inkbird IHC200 for control of humidity in different parts of the grow cycle. Hope this helps!
I use this one from Amazon in my plant room. It’s gravity fed, and stays on as long as there’s water available in the tray or water tank. It also has an auto-shutoff when water is out. It keeps the room (80 sq ft) at roughly 75-80% humidity if run at full, and lasts about 8 hours before a refill is needed. I only have cleaned it from minerals in my water. Never had issues with mold or smells.
Air purifiers are bullshit. However, I have this humidifier and you can turn the display off:
We have a Vornado 4 Gal Evaporative Humidifier and I'm very happy with it.
Our home gets so dry in the winter that not only do my plants look unhappy, but my whole family gets terrible dry skin, and the static electricity buildup is terrible!
We've had the Vornado since the end of November, and I notice a major difference in my plants, and none of us are struggling with the itchy, flaky skin that normally hits by mid-December.
I bought this - Humidifer - to deal with how dry my apartment was getting.
So far, it's working well for me!
Also yes, I've been putting tap water in there and haven't really noticed a difference. When I lived in Springfield, my parents put tap water in their humidifier as well, and we never had an issue.
LEVOIT Humidifiers for Bedroom Large Room Home, Smart Wifi Alexa Control, 6L Top Fill Cool Mist for Baby and Plants, Ultrasonic, Essential Oil Diffuser, Customized Humidity, Night Light, Quiet, Gray https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HS45N13/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_QW5TXZ90V8HSAYWH0MD9?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I ordered this back in September and I’m happy with it so far. I like the top fill option and I love the smart WiFi feature. This is handy as it’s sitting in my plant room and I don’t always know if it’s out of water but I get a notification on my phone. And if I’m away from home, I can still monitor the humidity levels and change the settings if needed.
get a large console humidifier and put it next to a return register, we did this for the first time a couple of years ago and it's made a huge difference.
I use the linked humidifier in my plant room and have never had issues with mold, either in the room or in the humidifier. It runs pretty much 24/7, has an auto-off when empty, and keeps the room at 70% humidity on average.
Yeah basically, it's set it and forget it. The app will notify you if you using hard water and it needs a cleaning as well as when you need to refill it. Depending on your fan settings and your required humidity you'll have to play around with what will get you to your comfort zone. Personally I only have my fan on 5/10 because I'm not flowering right now and I only have to set the device to be 5% over my humidity zone. It will also very greatly depending on where your exhaust is vs where the humidifier is.
I've set mine next to my floor fan so it circulates evenly before it reaches the top of my tent and exhausted.
Link to the device I purchased. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HS45N13/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_7DYVGV94PF0BT2BKGBVD?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Has it helped? I use this humidifier in my tent, paired with a temp/RH sensor. It seems to be a good combo for regulating RH in the tent during grow and dry.
Levoit. Numbers are true, night mode.
The one I have is discontinued, but this one is the one I've been eyeing.
It's top fill, one reason I want it lol.
What is the set point for the humidity? Are you sure it's where it should be --about 50%? Is the humidifier running constantly? Also... the display on mine can show the setpoint or the current humidity. Read the instructions. Check that you are using it correctly.
I have an evaporative humidifier that works really well in my 1100 sf house. It's a big circular wick that sits upright with base in the water, and a fan that blows across it. Super simple.
If the house is down to 30% (about as low as it gets around here) it will take 12-24 hours to get it up to 55%, which is my preferred set point. After that, the amount of water needed and how much it runs depends on how much my gas forced air heat runs, along with the outside humidity. Butt it can maintain at 55%, no problem.
This is the one I have. I love it. I've had it about a year. Water uses varies from 1 to 2 tanks a day. The side refill on the tank is very handy. I lay it across the kitchen sink divider and counter to fill.
Yea, that Boneco is not going to cut it. That’s more for a small sized room.
The one I have is this one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WAC9VKQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_S70A289412XQJGAGCWGX which is similar to the one that other guy posted. I had it running in a 1200 sqft condo and it has a 6 gallon capacity, which I had to refill nearly everyday to keep humidity around 45% in the winter.
I like this one because of the big tanks. Otherwise you will have to refill way too much. Even with 4 Gals I still have to fill them every other day.
LEVOIT Humidifiers for Bedroom Large Room Home, Smart Wifi Alexa Control, 6L Top Fill Cool Mist for Baby and Plants, Ultrasonic, Essential Oil Diffuser, Customized Humidity, Night Light, Quiet, Gray https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HS45N13/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_W0QGDHCXBERE8ZVVXZXR this is a good one for a grow tent
Get yourself a nice humidifer.
This one works with Alexa, and lasts for a couple of days.
actually nevermind. if I were to buy it again, I'd get this one instead
This is the best humidifier I have ever had, and have tried a bunch. Hate ultrasonics. This one is basically a swamp cooler and works great. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004S34ISA?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I have This humidifier for my birds , I got it to help my bird who barbers her feathers, cause some more moisture can help them I’ve read. And it works super well for her ! And all my other birds seem to do well with the extra humidity also.
Our whole house humidifier is brand new, but still can’t keep up. We use evaporative humidifiers. This Vornado pumps out the most humidity and has the largest tanks: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O0WOO74/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_glt_fabc_XRZ87CD5ZP1VME1123TS. We just use a water conditioner with plain tap water. Using distilled water gets old quick.
I like these and own 3 of them. Last for about 5-7 days before refill (results may vary depending on your locations rH). Ability to fully control through WiFi (VeSync app), on/off and set traps to turn on and off when needed or as the space exceeds or is under the desired thresholds. Also the ability to turn off the lcd screen is nice.
Looking at the price, these go on sale for prime customers bar times. I paid at least 20$ less for my units.
Yeah just a normal humidifier I bought from Amazon. I only need to fill it up about once a week since the controller turns it on and off and it’s not constantly running. Here is the link Everlasting Comfort Cool Mist... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077Z2QCS5?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Yeah - get this large one even if you live in a small apartment. It puts out about 6-7 L (1.5 gallons) of water into the air every 24 hours, and is controlled by a humidistat.
I do have a whole house humidifier (Aprilaire 600) but it is not tied to the thermostat. It is also the model without an external sensor. I use my large room humidifier instead most of the time (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WAC9VKQ) since I find the whole house humidifier dioesn't really bring up the humidity all that much.
I manually adjust the humidity level on the air care unit depending on outside temperature.
This is the one, but I paid $40 for it from the same place. Had it a year and right now my RH is 70% (my AC infinity turns on as needed) but It’s been able to help me hold 40%-80% and only refill it every 2-3 days.
Everlasting Comfort Cool Mist Humidifier for Bedroom (6L) - Filterless, Quiet, Ultrasonic - Large Room Home Air Vaporizer with Diffuser and Essential Oil Tray (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077Z2QCS5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_W9EQ3P14FGVAWDA50EV3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
This thing is my rockstar. 4 gallon tank lasts about a day on full blast 24/7. Takes two wicks (replaceable). The main tank area separates completely for easy washing, but since it's evaporative and the fan runs long after the water is gone, it doesn't stay moist, so we haven't needed to clean it yet. The only downside is that the dual tanks are awkward to get under the bathroom sink faucet, but we have a little sprayer that attached to the toilet (for rinsing cloth diapers) and that works perfectly for filling it up.
Vornado Evap40 4-Gallon Evaporative Humidifier with Adjustable Humidistat and 3 Speeds
I will never ever ever go back to a cool mist humidifier. I already have a full time job thank you very much.
Boveda 62% Packets - 2 Way Humidity Control Packs- Size 4-10 Count Resealable Bag - Bulk Humidity Packs - Relative Humidity Packs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XB26Q8N/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_S1DK8GKPXE8QVVDMVNDX
I got this one that I really like
I wasn't sure I'd like the ultrasonic cool mist as I've always used the heated steam ones in the past but those aren't safe to have around little ones. And I absolutely did not Want to deal with filters and I want a really big tank so I wasn't constantly refilling it. I also didn't want something fancy (they have some digital ones and smart ones) because humidifiers aren't buy it for life and the more fancy it is the quicker it breaks.
This one is 1.6gal, has a simple adjustable dial. It also has an essential oil tray but I don't use it, it did not factor in to my decision but it's a nice bonus if you like that kind of thing. The simple dial also means you can plug it into a smart plug (or mechanical timer plug) and put it on a timer which is nice since you generally don't need it running all day.
Everlasting Comfort Cool Mist Humidifier for Bedroom (6L) - Filterless, Quiet, Ultrasonic - Large Room Home Air Vaporizer with Diffuser and Essential Oil Tray (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077Z2QCS5/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_0G78DJHXQFCJV57ETET2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I have a lil levoit one that's no longer available, but if I upgrade, I've been looking at this one.
Don't care about the Alexa app stuff. But it's top fill, built-in hydrometer, dark setting and the other levoit one I have is reliable.
It has a humidistat that connects to an app on your phone in which you can control the humidity level from afar
Oh I actually have one of theirs! This one :
It doesn’t seem to work very well. Plus the fog just goes straight down to the floor and makes the floor wet unless I put my ceiling fan on high.
Levoit humifier for Bedroom.
LEVOIT Humidifiers for Bedroom Large Room Home, 6L Top Fill Cool Mist Air Ultrasonic for Plants Indoor with Essential Oils Diffuser for Baby Kids, Smart Control with Humidistat, Quiet Easy Clean, Gray https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HS45N13/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_0NF8RJDVC4ZF7J90TVC2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Thought it was expensive at first but worth it since it is automatic, I just messed out the settings today lol
My buddy just got this one and it is phenomenal I will be buying it when I get the chance. Holds almost 2 gal connects to your phone and will tell you when it is empty. You can also control humidity of the room temp from your phone. It is also top fill with no screw cap just take off the lid and there is a massive opening. LEVOIT Humidifiers for Bedroom Large Room Home, 6L Top Fill Cool Mist Air Ultrasonic for Plants Indoor with Essential Oils Diffuser for Baby Kids, Smart Control with Humidistat, Quiet Easy Clean, Gray https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HS45N13/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_JEGKD2XCG0NWSTHY124Y
Standalone console evap humidifiers do not always need a water line and drain, e.g., https://www.amazon.com/AIRCARE-MA1201-Whole-House-Console-Style-Evaporative/dp/B004S34ISA
Whole home humidifiers like Aprilair's do, though.
For a more premium option. I like this one (I like being able to set a humidity level to maintain and the to fill is a lot easier
Just like that other commentor suggested, I run an evaporative aircare. It's supposed to work for a much larger home, but I use it for a 1,400sqft. I'm generally able to get close to 40% humidity with it running 24/7. It holds 6 gallons and I fill it once a day. My sink sprayer reaches over the edge enough to just let it fill, otherwise you're gonna have a bad time.
I recently bought this 'Levoit' and it's total shit. The build quality is just okay and the tank feels like it's held together with glue. I've had it on full-blast for days and it barely hovers about 30% humidity. Beware the bullshit 'amazon's choice' is my advice.
I used to use this humidifier. The only reason was because I already had it around the house. I had to group the plants kind of close since the vapor stream was kind of small, but since I didn't have a ton of plants, it worked for me. My calathea zebrina was totally fine using this, so if you're looking for a more budget-palatable option, might be worth taking a look at!
Check this one out
LEVOIT Humidifiers for Bedroom Large Room Home, 6L Top Fill Cool Mist Air Ultrasonic for Plants Indoor with Essential Oils Diffuser for Baby Kids, Smart Control with Humidistat, Quiet Easy Clean, Gray https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HS45N13/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_RVY8W142WGV36GVPGR2D?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Buy some boveda two-way 62% humidity packs. If above 62% humidity or below 62%, the pack will bring it back.
I use the humidifier in the link below. I've used them in a number of configurations. I've used them stand alone in large rooms, and they've been great. I have modified them for smaller grows using tents. In those instances I remove the diffuser and insert a 1.25" pool hose into the output. I run that hose around the perimeter of the tent. I drill holes every 12" or so, going from smaller to larger to keep output relatively even. I always use a fan to circulate everything inside the room/tent.
I've had two of these fail however the manufacturer has always replaced them with zero questions or hassle. All humidifiers and dehumidifiers tend to have short lives. As noted, always watch your water hardness, as scaling is the real killer. Clean everything with a little CLR from time to time, just like you would a coffee machine.
Everlasting Comfort Cool Mist Humidifier for Bedroom (6L) - Filterless, Quiet, Ultrasonic - Large Room Home Air Diffuser with Essential Oil Tray (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077Z2QCS5/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_8J955RZ66WBGM2SBSJNV
Not sure if I'm too late or anything, but we had gotten some humidifiers that left the white film everywhere no matter what we did.
We got this humidifier (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O0WOO74/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_apip_IqRi5uLFIfXI5) and there's no film anywhere, and we just use the faucet water. It's definitely helps with our dry noses and the static in our apartment.
I have two of these in my bedroom for the last 2 years and they’ve worked great. Bought them based on this Wirecutter article.
Limited-time deal: LEVOIT Humidifiers for Bedroom Large Room Home, 6L Top Fill Cool Mist Air Ultrasonic for Plants Indoor with Essential Oils Diffuser for Baby Kids, Smart Control with Humidistat, Quiet Easy Clean, Gray https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HS45N13/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_g_dl_V0KFS1N8NR80XPAJ0PN9 dang these aren't bad priced
This one doesn't shoot straight up but has a part you can turn to adjust direction. We have one in our bedroom and the nursery. Super easy to clean and holds a large amount of water. Also, its pretty kid friendly, my 11mo old can use it to stand himself up and it doesnt tip or shift even when empty.
LEVOIT Humidifiers for Bedroom Large Room 6L Warm and Cool Mist https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYGNGKK/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_QVSSAATVDH5Y8WFR2SET?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Agreed. I bought a humidifier for my bedroom during the winter a couple of years ago and couldn’t understand why my pothos suddenly had a winter growth spurt! (We also don’t keep the radiator on in the bedroom.) Now I try to give them all humidity but I think I have to get another one. I have this vicks one which needs cleaning so rarely I love it, but it’s currently out of stock. Highly recommended!
Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier, Medium to Large Rooms, 1 Gallon Tank –Vaporizerand Warm Mist Humidifier for Baby and Kids Rooms, Bedrooms and More https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001FWXKTA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_EHFVQSGP8QST2PEPEMD4
What size humidifier? A small one. You can get a basic personal humidifier for $40ish.
I use Amazon a lot, so I have this one.
Strong agree; it’s actually pretty crazy how fast/even humidity spreads. We live in a ranch house that’s pretty spread out and use 1 unit. Given, it’s a pretty big unit but it works fantastically.
Have had this one for 4 years. Still going strong, I just replace the filter once or twice a year and clean it once a week.
These are just examples. Not really suggestions. I don't own either of these.
If you have a controller like the inkbird, get this style with the physical on/off. This one doesn't rotate tho. There's ones that do rotate with the same style switch.
If you want the built in humidistat, it's going to take readings at the unit, which could be a few Rh off from where you're plants are.. No big deal? Like this one.
Look for top fill if you want that convenience.
I got this one off Amazon
works well, easy to clean.
I've been using this humidifier for about 4 months with no issues other than with a power outage it will not resume humidity control, but you can easily control it from your phone. It is top fill and I have an additional reservoir attached so it will go for several weeks with needing a refill. Watch out for the night light "feature" I found it on the other day during lights out....
I'm using this. I have pets, so I had to be picky about choosing an "ultrasonic" one vs. a regular classic humidifier. I chose the regular classic kind and its great.
This one does a whole grow room, and/or whole level of your house if placed in a centralized area. Each tank is 2 gallons. The 4 gallons will last 2 days at full power at 30% dry humidity !
this is the exact one I use for my containers which each hold an eighth of weed. you could use these in a larger jar too, but maybe get a bigger size pack so it will last longer:
I got a new one a few weeks ago as my old one was big, bulky, and required a filter.
I went with this and so far so good https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077Z2QCS5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glc_fabc_S4T4Q6YB0GRCDW8VRNC9?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Levoit 6L link here
Not GREAT at perfect humidity (usually underestimates) but because it does auto detect, you only have to fill it up once a week.
Also VERY clean, if you keep the cool mist I’ve found you only have to clean it every 2 months, with warm mist it’s usually every month.
A little expensive, but less expensive than replacing a $30 humidifier every year because there’s mildew in places you can’t reach.
I recently purchased multiple humidifiers + a hygrometer to measure humidity and keep it between 50-55% in the house. Then I use saline nose spray for my sinuses and Vaseline in my nostrils. The Vaseline helps a lot, but nothing helps as much as the humidifiers. Before I got them, I found out the avg humidity in the house was around 25% because of our gas fireplaces and central heat. I used to live in an appt with a steam radiator and never had dry nose issues, so I kinda put 2 and 2 together and realized what the change was.
Just that simple change of adding moisture to the air makes a huge difference!! My skin looks WAY better and my eyes are a tiny bit better. This is one of the humidifiers I have that works really well and you can get hygrometers on Amazon for like $10.
Vicks warm mist is the best one I've found. I hate the ultrasonic "cool mist" ones that are popular right now because they are more drying (I tried a few and took them back). The old fashioned steamy Vicks one really raises the moisture level of cold winter air and helps my sinuses! I find I don't need it in summer when it's naturally humid where I live, but I can't be without it in winter.
Nice collection. Get some humidity packs to keep those buds fresh. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XB26Q8N/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Is your Levoit an ultrasonic or evaporative? If it's ultrasonic, have you had to deal with white dust? The Levoit LV600HH is easily the humidifier I'm the most interested in, but the white dust from my current ultrasonic humidifier is a big problem for me right now.
Yeah man I’d remove the dome after it breaks soil. I’m going to guess you need a warm misting humidifier. https://www.amazon.com/Vicks-Humidifier-Filter-Free-Moisturized-V745A/dp/B001FWXKTA/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=warm+mist+humidifier&qid=1609859161&sprefix=warm+mis&sr=8-3
Cool mist releases cool mist and warm releases warm. I use a cool mist one inside my tent.
Go big or go home.
Put it outside the tent in a semi sealed room.
I have this humidifier. It helps keep the dry air under control as I have sensitive skin as well and also for those who get sore throats from the dry heat of gas wall heaters. I like this one in particular because it's super easy to take apart to clean out any gunk or lime scale that might get in there because of our hard water, so it's lasted me 3 years so far.
I used this one humidifier but only because it was an old one I had around the house. Someone recommended this one
Hope this helps!
Also how difficult is it to clean I’m on the fence between the 4l cool mist or the hot/cool 6l. This is the one you have right? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYGNGKK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_o0u6Fb2ZPG4J5
I just got an ink bird temp and humidity controller, and a Vivosun fogger. Pretty sure it’s too big for me, but I like their brand and wanted to give them a shot. I also covered my bets and bought a tiny mister for cheap (link below) - mostly because the on off and 0-10 level knob appears to be mechanical and not digital so the on / off plug on the inkbird should run it. I’m in a super small space and humid climate, so I suspect the little one will suffice. But again I thought I would see what Vivosun has as a brand and return one.
Reptile fogger was a good search phrase then the size of the tank (1.8 liter or 5 liter for instance).
Edit. Link to little mister