Info on Brinsea ECO

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sonjab314, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    Since they have the 10% off until Jan 31, I am considering getting the Eco but I cannot find out how to check the humidity? Does it regulate the humidity for you or do you need to monitor it. I know the more advanced one has the humidity read out but I don't have the money for that one. I already have two incubators. I am seriouly considering getting another LG for hatching or get the ECO for incubating? Any information abou the Eco will be greatly appreciated. I currently have a Hova 1588 and a forced Air LG that I am fortunate enough to say I have never had a moments trouble with it. In fact I bought a turner for it the other day. I know everyones opinions about all the bators listed above but I would like to get the info on how to properly work the Eco.
     
  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the Brinsea ECO and the Mini Eco - right now, I am testing some eggs in the regular ECO by adding water in one of the troughs every three days without using a hygrometer then at lockdown, I will add water in both troughs and add a sponge - so far all eggs are coming along well. That's all I can hope for - I have been very unfortunate in my past hataches with humidty as the culprit, but I blame that on the hygrometer itself rather than the incubator. Hope that helps
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    For the ECO units, you have to monitor the humidity and adjust it, yourself.
     
  4. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    Is it large enough inside to place a thermo/hygro in it?
     
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    sben451 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    Thanks for all the replies. I looked up the operating manual for this unit and decided against it. [​IMG]
     
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    doxies1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want to add another small incubator the hova with fan and electronic thermostat is the way I would go.
     
  8. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    I already have the 1588. Thanks anyway
     

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