Indoor Pond And Humidity Questions

TheMadScientist

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So I have now watched 100s of videos on top of what I do know...but I never thought about humidity.



I am wanting to build a 200 or so setup got most of the materials pumps diy knowledge to build filtration. All I lack is my liner but never thought about evaporation and humidity.....
Any ideas or ebilightenments I should know
 

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Humidity is nice :). I imagine that area with orchids and ferns and carnivorous plants. It will be fabulous! (Floors and walls might get mildew but oh well.)
 

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Dingomama said:
Humidity is nice :). I imagine that area with orchids and ferns and carnivorous plants. It will be fabulous! (Floors and walls might get mildew but oh well.)
But also encourages mould growth and whatnot...

To the OP, where will the pond be situated? Whats the surrounding area/room like, brick, concrete wood ect...
 
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aussieJJDude said:
But also encourages mould growth and whatnot...

To the OP, where will the pond be situated? Whats the surrounding area/room like, brick, concrete wood ect...
Bassicly it's a concrete with carpet then floating floor. But other than that drywall and latex paint
 

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Dingomama said:
Humidity is nice . I imagine that area with orchids and ferns and carnivorous plants. It will be fabulous! (Floors and walls might get mildew but oh well.)
if its any area that a person will be spending a good bit of time, that is not really the best situation. Mold can form from humidity caused by water in aquariums and ponds if not kept under control. Black mold especially is fatal.
 
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Mike1995 said:
if its any area that a person will be spending a good bit of time, that is not really the best situation. Mold can form from humidity caused by water in aquariums and ponds if not kept under control. Black mold especially is fatal.
Yes thank you this is technicly my office spot so yea I have enough breathing probs already I guess I will forgo this idea lol I was so close tooo
 

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TheMadScientist said:
Bassicly it's a concrete with carpet then floating floor. But other than that drywall and latex paint
At least you have concrete flooring. It will help clean up with any eventual spills. IMO if you use a dehumidifier, you should be fine.
 
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aussieJJDude said:
At least you have concrete flooring. It will help clean up with any eventual spills. IMO if you use a dehumidifier, you should be fine.
True I also have several windows and doors in here for summer months but through all of these thoughts i never did think about mold mildew or humidity i dont see how it could actually be worse even before the fish tanks my RH was 60 % or more in my house anways but i dont have ready water source in this room to deal with 5 gallons a day of evap from water fall and such.I dont want to sound lazy but even in my water change rubber maid is 18 gallons...Get old awfully fast
 

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There is a type of drywall called “green board” that is meant for high humidity locations... as well as “sealer” paints to protect any exposed wood, etc.
Not sure would have a pond by carpeting and floating floors, but the concrete would be fine.
 
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