Let's talk about mist!

TooMuchGarlic

Seedling
Misting systems...who's got them? What do you use? How do you like it?
I am presently my own misting system, but as my collection of plants grow over the years, i'm thinking about buying a real one. I'm curious to hear about your experiences!
I've heard a little bit about MistKing and Arduino, but that's pretty much it.
Thanks to all!
 

Pooti Ne

Sprout
I have a ultrasonic humidifier, a small piece of styrofoam cut to fit the opening of the humidifier with a hole cut to fit some vinyl tubing that goes into the grow space. If you have a large grow space it might not work though.
 
I have 2 mistaking systems. I don't have a single nozzle plumbed for plants only though. I have my misting system in place mainly for my frogs.

I really like a misting system. The nice thing is that it's consistent, and I'm able to find microclimes in my tank. I have airplants in some areas, and Sphagnum in others
 

TooMuchGarlic

Seedling
My "system" is to manually mist them each night.
I work with the same system, works well for now ahhaha...i'm thinking of buying something to prevent ''droughts'' if i'm not home for a while.
I'm trying to figure out if i should ''upgrade'' or not. I just installed a new setup with LEDs built by Willy (thanks again Willy), and its in the same room where the home air exchanger and the furnace are, so it gets a dry a little bit faster than what i'm used to, i have to mist more frequently.
 

daniella3d

Carnivorous Plant Addict
Hi, I did not like the MystKing because it was more of a spray than fog, and I prefer fog by far, as it does not leave the foliage wet and it is less of a problem for fungus.

I use 2 type of fogger, both on automatic humidity controller. When the humidity get to a certain level, the controller start the humidifier and the fog goes into my grow tent. For my small grow tent, I bought these, and with a full refill it last for 4 to 5 days:


with the controller:


For my large grow tent, I did a DIY fogger with a fan and a floating fogger:


and I use a grow tent fan and tubing to bring it inside the grow tent. It is also on a controller, but only for humidity as I realized I did not need the controller for the temperature, only for the humidity:


A fogger is a really nice thing to have. It keep the humidity at perfect level without wetting the plants.
 

Stanley

Carnivorous Plant Addict
I own both mistking and fogger systems but right now only have foggers in my intermediate chamber.

In my set up, I have a water reservoir at the bottom of my chamber with a small fogger in it. I positioned an IP68 computer fan above the fogger which is controlled by an inkbird humidistat. The fogger is always on but is not strong enough to fill the chamber on it's own. When the humidity drops below 85%, the fan kicks on and blows the mist throughout the chamber until the RH is 95%.
 

daniella3d

Carnivorous Plant Addict
The fogger is always on but is not strong enough to fill the chamber on it's own. When the humidity drops below 85%, the fan kicks on and blows the mist throughout the chamber until the RH is 95%.
Why not put the whole thing on the Humidistat? Seems to me that letting the fogger ON all the time without the fan is not very efficient? if you put everything on the sensor, then it will work half as much, don't you think? Why do you leave the fogger ON all the time without the fan?
 

Stanley

Carnivorous Plant Addict
The utricularia down by the water level seem to appreciate the fog on all the time. There's been this when the water level was too low for the foggers to work and the utrics didn't seem as happy so I just decided to keep them on all the time.
 
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