Brinsea Tips Needed
But that's really it, otherwise they're great and you can pretty much let them do their thing on their own.
Good luck with your new incubator
The humidity pump is a joke. I got the uber expensive all digital one with the pump and I used it a handful of times before disconnecting it and going to manual humidity.
The good thing is you can fill one of the wells in the bottom and it keeps humidity around 50-55%. If you fill both of the wells up it will bump you up to 75-80%. It is a pain to clean, so I never use it to hatch out. I always pull at day 18-19 and use a hatcher. I have a Reptipro 6000 that makes a great hatcher.
I was getting a late hatch out of my Brinsea Octogon20 consistently, so I ran 4 different thermometers and then got the Brinsea spot digital thermometer and found it wasn't calibrated correctly. It was running a degree lower than what it said on the digital read out. Easy enough to correct. I run it at 100.3 F now.
Other than that, great incubator. If you get the autoturner, watch the screws on the side to make sure they don't come lose on the motor end. This happened to me 6 months after I bought it. I sent it back to Brinsea and they replaced it. So far no trouble out of the new one.
I was wondering why you don't like the pump?