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Air inlet/outlet needed ?
#1
So I've been doing the ground work, blue print and layout of my vivarium and I'm trying to figure out if I need to add port holes for air to come in and escape the vivarium.any advice would be great full.
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#2
It's always good to have some passive ventilation.
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#3
I believe that some sort of ventilation is a good thing. It not only prevents stagnant air inside the vivarium, but allows the frogs to self regulate temperature.
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#4
Wouldn't you get the ventilation you need when opening the door to feed or does it need more constant ventilation.
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xfactor6699 Wrote:Wouldn't you get the ventilation you need when opening the door to feed or does it need more constant ventilation.

Hard to say. How big is the viv ? What is the exact humidity ? What are the temps ? How often to you open the door?

As you can see, like with 98.67% of everything in this hobby...it's far from an exact science / able to be succinctly answered.
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Philsuma Wrote:
xfactor6699 Wrote:Wouldn't you get the ventilation you need when opening the door to feed or does it need more constant ventilation.

Hard to say. How big is the viv ? What is the exact humidity ? What are the temps ? How often to you open the door?

As you can see, like with 98.67% of everything in this hobby...it's far from an exact science / able to be succinctly answered.

The viv is about 900 gallons. In mock trials of just the shell set up its about 95% humidity 75-80 degrees. I figure the doors would be opened twice a day for feeding. What do you think.
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#7
900 gallons you say ? Wow...bigger viv's like that need multiple extra ventilation spots - both passive and active. Add some ports and check it out. Then you can also close them off with a constructed plastic cover if need be.

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#8
Cool cool thanks I just need to see how I'm going to do this now.
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#9
Quick and easy answer is no, you don't need ventilation if a viv is set up correctly. As soon as lights go on and heat is added air flow starts.
Plug in a lava lamp and see what movement heat causes.
Plants and opening doors create way more air flow than needed.
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