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By wcrosman
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So I have this humidifier from Amazon I got for free several years ago.

I’ve been using it to provide humidity for my orchids.
I have a grow area with lights etc. for seed starts. I am thinking about putting it in with them and adding my sundew as well.

What I am thinking, wondering, and wanting an opinion about…
What if I added properly diluted Maxsea to the water in the humidifier? Would this do good, nothing, or be really bad?

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By Camden
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Here’s how I would go about it. I would take a dispensable dew first and just try to get the maxsea to the right dilution. See what works and what doesn’t. Once you feel comfortable, you could try it with more plants and see how they respond. Adjusting your dilution accordingly.
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By steve booth
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two things spring to mind, one is the addition of minerals to the water (maxsea) will that block the humidifier? and assuming it doesn't, then the maxsea would be literally everywhere, not only on the plants but also condensing maybe on surfaces leaving mineral deposits.
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By Intheswamp
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Hmmm, what about walking in one morning and suddenly you're in a horror movie with SLIME crawling down the walls and across the floor menacingly towards you, bubbling as it approaches with maybe even a slight glow (we really don't know what's in those little round balls, now do we?) :shock: :?

Be sure to video it!!!! :mrgreen:
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By Andrew42x89
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I’d have to agree with Steve here. Even if it doesn’t destroy your humidifier, it will almost certainly leave residue on every exposed surface. Even just using straight water with higher TDS levels has proven to leave a chalky dusting on walls and other surfaces. I can imagine that coating the whole environment with fertilizer would lead to some nasty growth all over the place.
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By Gary
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Does this humidifier use an ultrasonic transducer to create the mist? If so, you may kill the diaphragm by adding anything to the water. If it's a "swamp cooler" design, you're probably safe.
Except maybe for the Denebian Slime Devils crawling down the walls. :D
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