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17 Apr 2015 11:06 - 17 Apr 2015 11:07 #1 by carlowchris
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For ages now I've had a smell of damp in the living room ...I've blamed the dog....the kids....the tank .....left Windows open for days on end....can't pin point exactly where it's coming from except to maybe blame the odd spill when carrying out water changes....it's driving Me mad though..

Do those condensation things work???do I need a dehumidifier????

Has anyone else this problem???
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17 Apr 2015 12:32 #2 by Blue Land
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Is the tank covered to reduce evaporation from the tank?

Is there an appreciable lowering of water levels between actual water changes which might suggest a leak somewhere?

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17 Apr 2015 14:09 #3 by carlowchris
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Tanks covered but sump is completely open had to remove cover for new skimmer ....water levels are fairly constant no noticeable dropping and probly using exactly the same amount of top up water as always.....no dripping behind tank or wet carpet or wet spots in cabinet.....can't pinpoint where it's comming from :angry: :angry:

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17 Apr 2015 14:38 #4 by gunnered72
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If you had a bad damp problem you would have mould growing on your walls..check in behind furniture etc..electric dehumidifiers work wonders for humidity problems but ya gotta run them constantly..

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17 Apr 2015 14:43 - 17 Apr 2015 14:44 #5 by gunnered72
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Maybe get yourself a digital humidity meter...eBay sell them cheap...your average humidity should read around 50% if it's getting up into 60\70% or higher you have a damp problem
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18 Apr 2015 19:13 #6 by carlowchris
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Arghhhhh driving me round the bend....went over the whole tank last night looking for even the tiniest of leaks...and came to the conclusion I was going to redo all my plumbing ......came home tonight and no smell of damp at all

Talk about doing my head in....at least if I redo the plumbing I''ll know it's not the tank

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