Brinsea Oct 20 humidity control module question

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  1. busterduck

    busterduck Out Of The Brooder

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    I just bought an Oct 20 with a humidity control module used. It didnt come with the "paper" that you use. The paper that the module trickles water on. What would be a good substitute for that paper. I tried folding layers of papertowles but it didn't seem to work well. I can't get the humidity up above 40%.

    Lisa
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    You can try using a few big long sponges to increase the surface area.
     
  3. busterduck

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    Quote:I am trying that now. I just have this fancy humidity module that adds water automatically. I need to know what I can use for the evaporating paper as my used machine did not come with any.

    Thanks for the advice about the sponges. I am trying to get it all set up for my eggs that I just purchased.

    Lisa
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I was thinking about using those flat sponge sheet type things as the replacement paper since it would have more surface area than towels.

    Kind of like:
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  5. busterduck

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    Quote:Where would you get a flat sponge? Sounds like a great idea.

    Lisa
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    The last time I saw them I was at an asian grocer. But perhaps a dollar store or maybe even a craft store would have them too?
     
  7. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just use strips of terrycloth cut from an old towel.
     

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