Fogger in the tank

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26 Apr 2016 15:29 #1 by LemonJelly
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I'm going to be starting on a riparian hillstream setup soon ie the tank half full with plants growing above the waterline. I have a fogger unit that I was going to set up above the tank to give a little humidity for the plants but I was thinking (dangerous, I know) what if I placed it in the aquarium; separate from the fish but in the water. Does anyone see any risk/downsides?

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26 Apr 2016 17:39 #2 by robert
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reckon that set up would look fantasic, love the idea of the mister

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26 Apr 2016 17:58 #3 by LemonJelly
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Thanks. I wouldn't have it on all the time, just 3-4 times a day for an hour at a time. It's a really cool effect but it'd also keep the plants damp.

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27 Apr 2016 13:34 #4 by Bill
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How does your fogger unit work? If it's ultra-sound, it may interfere with the fish.

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27 Apr 2016 13:44 #5 by robert
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to my knowledge all foggers/misters work on ultra sonic sound it breaks the water up into minute particules that then have the appearance of fog . after a while the disc in the unit has to be replaced

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27 Apr 2016 18:21 #6 by Bill
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you can get fogger nozzles, I've used them, although they do require plumbing in. Some species of fish are known to be repelled by ultra-sound, you might have to experiment.
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27 Apr 2016 20:45 #7 by LemonJelly
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@Bill it's ultrasonic. I made a chamber for it to sit on top of the tank where the fog spills down a tube into the tank space. Maybe I should just stick with that.

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27 Apr 2016 23:27 #8 by igmillichip
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"Ultrasound" is quite a non-descript thing considering it is covering frequencies ranging from 10^4 to 10^9 hz.
The upper limit of sensitivity in fish (or dolphin) that I know of is in the order of 10^5 hz..............but the piezo foggers I have for reptiles and amphibians are 10 to 20 times that (in the order of 10^6 hz).

The biggest risk to fish is lower frequencies.

But...........these megahertz frequencies may have some effects that I have not seen.
(never say never when it comes to nature)

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28 Apr 2016 00:02 #9 by LemonJelly
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cheers ian. as is so often the case in fishkeeping, "proceed with caution" seems to be the order of the day.

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28 Apr 2016 20:34 #10 by igmillichip
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I don't see a big problem with the use of a fogger based upon what is know about their effects on fish a priori.

The ultrasound frequencies often quoted for fish that can sense ultrasound as much much lower than may be the frequency the fogger uses.

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