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Drilling holes for better ventilation in a wooden viv

Postby JakeDagger » Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:24 am

So I need to lower humidity in my beardies viv, it’s bioactive so will be higher than a sterile one, I have a small dehumidifier on the way for outside of her tank, but I want to drill some holes, I’m thinking 8 staggered on the roof near the front, and then maybe 8 on each side?
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Re: Drilling holes for better ventilation in a wooden viv

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:40 am

What are the end walls made off ?
If acrylic , this can be drilled with a special drill bit ( not very costly ) or you can use a soldering iron like used by electronics guys to melt an array of small holes in each end ( high at warm zone & low at cool zone end ).
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Re: Drilling holes for better ventilation in a wooden viv

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:12 am

The note that kingofnobbys made about high on the warm end and low on the cool end will help allow for convection to increase airflow for you naturally.
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Re: Drilling holes for better ventilation in a wooden viv

Postby JakeDagger » Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:46 am

It’s a wooden viv, what I did is exactly what nobbys said, and then also a line of 8 in the top just to allow humidity and warm air to escape, it’s already got 5 vents, 3 in the top and two in the bottom but the extra ventilation now should be all good!
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Re: Drilling holes for better ventilation in a wooden viv

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:05 am

Wooden - take it you are using those little round cupboard plastic push in vents .
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Maybe enlarge the vents in the warm zone end - ie upsize to rectangular wall vents to reduce resistance to air flow ( make it more laminar ,lower Re , so less friction )
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Re: Drilling holes for better ventilation in a wooden viv

Postby JakeDagger » Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:43 am

Perfect! I will do!
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