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Old 01-19-2009, 03:31 PM
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Thirsty Hippo, Dry Box???

Hi again guys... Shame on me that i dono SLR that well, neither on how to really care bout it... maybe u guys can teach me on a few really important tips on caring for a DSLR...?

n, if i were to use a Thirsty Hippo over a Dry Box, how long can i keep my camera safe from fungus...? cos i bought a D40 n use up a lot of my monies... jz wanna ask how long can i keep it save with Hippo before i get a Dry Box...?

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using 2 thirsty hippo in a toyogo tupperware ( about 25 L ) since my secondary dry box rosak in last april.. ( already 6 months ) so far so good.. but need to make sure humidity inside the DIY dry box is always 40 - 60 %. use hygrometer as humid detector..
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:17 PM
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using 2 thirsty hippo in a toyogo tupperware ( about 25 L ) since my secondary dry box rosak in last april.. ( already 6 months ) so far so good.. but need to make sure humidity inside the DIY dry box is always 40 - 60 %. use hygrometer as humid detector..

I see... I do not have a toyogo tupperware, but it seems i'll have to get 1 cos i only put my camera inside the kit box (with everythin that came in the kit set) n put it inside my wardrobe... of cos with a dehumifider beside the kit box.. how long can it stays without a thirsty hippo...?

btw, where can i get a hygrometer...?

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DO NOT PUT INSIDE UR WARDROBE!!! It's a fungi heaven!!!
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DO NOT PUT INSIDE UR WARDROBE!!! It's a fungi heaven!!!

OOH! thanks for the advise..! will take it out from there once i'm home..! but nowhere else to put... gosh, really need to get a big tupperware to put it in...
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make sure thirsty hippo has no holes, otherwise water captured can spill onto whatever is kept inside, ruining everything. Cos liquid is mix of chemical and water.

*Happened to me before*
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I throw everything inside my bag, and keep a pepper shaker bottle 3/4 full of Silica Gel

Would those Lowpro bags be heave for fungus as well?
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i keep a silica gel in my bag. i put them inside a ziplock bag with holes.. so far so good.. another method is use thirsty hippy in a air tight environment. i bought a mini plastic cupboard and sealed the edges with the silicon glue to prevent air from going in.. it looks cheap but it works
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make sure thirsty hippo has no holes, otherwise water captured can spill onto whatever is kept inside, ruining everything. Cos liquid is mix of chemical and water.

*Happened to me before*

oh, izzit ok to put it on a tupperware to prevent tat to happen...? or can d chemical sip through it also...?
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I see... I do not have a toyogo tupperware, but it seems i'll have to get 1 cos i only put my camera inside the kit box (with everythin that came in the kit set) n put it inside my wardrobe... of cos with a dehumifider beside the kit box.. how long can it stays without a thirsty hippo...?

btw, where can i get a hygrometer...?
carefour or at any hardware shop..

put ur camera wit thirsty hippo in open place will give u nothing .. u NEED that container..
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