Introduction: The $10 Hermit Crab Tank Humifier
Hermit crabs, super fun, easy pet right? Well, if your like me, you spoil everything you ever deem your pet. In which case, I couldn't keep my hermie tank's humidity above 50%. I guess keeping my room a constant 75 tends to dry out the air. So I went to the pet shop to see if they had a humidifier for the tank, and they had nice expensive humidifiers that seemed to puff out mist instead of just keeping the humidity up. So brainstorming in the pet store (and a bit more at home) I came up with this.
Step 1: Things You Will Need
You can get EVERYTHING and I mean everything at wal-mart.
1. Aquarium Pump - I got mine for $15 but I paid extra for quiet since it's located in my bedroom. You can get an aquarium pump for $7
2. Aquarium Hose - $1
3. Air Stone - $.50
4. Jar with plastic top $1
Items in your home you will need (or you will have to pick them up)
Hot glue gun
drill or something to poke pencil sized holes in your lid
Step 2: Assembly
1. Drill 2 holes in the top of the lid. Just a smidge wider than the aquarium hose.
2. Feed hose in to the lid as shown in the picture below.
3. Cut the hose into 2 sections. On mine, I had one shorter and one longer as to accommodate placement of the humidifier and tank.
4. Attach air stone to the shorter of the two pieces inside the lid. making sure that the air stone hose is long enough that when the lid is sealed the stone is about 1/4" from the bottom of the jar.
5. Glue around the hose to keep them in and make it air tight. This is important.
6. Attach hose connected to air stone to aquarium pump.
Step 3: Plug, Pump and Ready to Go!
Feed unadorned hose into tank, fill with water, close lid and plug in.
The bubbles cause the air in the jar to become moist, then the moist air is pumped directly into the tank! Simple and works well!