How to set up my humidifier

A question from a fellow grower:

I just bought a humidifier to help control the humidity. Having a hard time getting it above 32% RH at the moment. I want to get everything right BEFORE I put them in the tent. Should have a few weeks still. My question is, I can rotate the spray nozzle, should I point it over the plants or against the tent wall? or somewhere in between, if I have any room left, not sure if I will, there still seedlings under the humidity dome. I don’t know if mist will fall through the air or not, thats why I don’t know where to point the nozzle. Don’t want the plants wet all the time.

I think I’ve figured out how Im going to lower my temp, it normally stays around 85-90F. I’m going to rotate frozen 2 liter bottles in front of the intake fan. Those should take roughly 12-14 hours to melt (I think/hope!) and with it being a sealed bottle it shouldn’t add to much moisture outside of condensation. Do you think this would be a good idea? Lol I’m cheap so I’m trying not to spend thousands! Already spent around $900-1000 on everything from tent to lights to nutes

Thanks for any help you can give this newbie :slight_smile:

Brad

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I have the opposite problem. I have to run dehumidifier. Do NOT let it wet the plants. I never even spray my plants. The light will burn them

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I’ll give a bit of info on my setup. Please know my Canada is not the best…

Propagation side of tent, both sections are 3’w x 1’d x 3.5’ t

Lights


Fans
Intake air

Outtake air

And growing part of the tent. 3’w x 3’ d x 7’ t

And temp and humidity

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That should say my camara not Canada!

I get to pick up my humidifier tonight after work, so that should help with the humidity.
Lol my frozen water bottle did not work for my temps :frowning: the bottle was about 80% melted in about 2 hours. And my temp went from 79F to 84F which I don’t understand but it is what it is. Any suggestions to cool down the tent without spending lots of money?

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Are you running an exhaust fan 24/7? If so; you are exhausting your moisture right out of the tent. My first suggestion is to install a dedicated exhaust fan on a thermostat to not draw air through the grow space nonstop. If you have to run nonstop then you will have to humidify the room.

Humidity stays about the same with or without the fans running. It’s the same as outside the tent.

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I would expect that. Put the humidifier into your grow space without a fan and you’ll have high humidity. You will also have high temps. So you are trying to balance the two. You currently don’t have any humidity differential to work with.

Had same issues with my first grow. I ended up getting 2 humidifiers and a Inkwell humidity controller on Amazon. When I moved from 4x4 to a 4x8 had to add portable air conditioning unit.
Inkbird Digital Pre-Wired Outlet Dual Stage Humidity Controller IHC-200 for Mushroom Ventilator Fan Crawl Space Curing Meat Humidifier Dehumidifier https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FQKXRXA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Ji3NDb10CC26D

Update…put in my humidifier last night around midnight. It has a 4L tank on it. The tank was still running when I got up around 8. The humidity was at 55% and the temp at 77F. Within the hour the tank emptied. And dropped down to 44% and 82F. I filled the tank back up and within another hour this is where I’m at…


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Excellent! Thats good range for where you are at this time