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Can anyone recommend a good dehumidifier? I don't have an air echanger in my house and want to lower the humidity in a basement room where I have some brute containers and a 40 br.

I appreciate your input.
 

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I use a maytag that I picked up at homedepot for around $70 last year IIRC. I have it in the basement and use it all summer long. It does the trick for me but I would bet there are better options out there.
 

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If you get one, be careful where you plug it in. The one I had was an electricity hog, and caused the breaker to trip if i had it on same circuit as the tanks.
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We have one from Sears in our basement.
 

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Not for sure how much water your tyring to pull out of the air but when I had the 325g tank up and running it averaged 6-8 gallons a day depending on the season. I had the largest standalone Whirlpool dehumidifier they carry and hooked up to a watt meter was using like 600w and would run continously 24/7 and never stop. You may actually be better off using running a chiller instead of fan cooling with a dehumidifier from a power consumption cost.

I really just see a dehumidfier as a band-aid and not a long term solution.
 

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There isn't a ton of water. A approx 40 gallon brute, a live rock curing bucket, and a 40 breeder.
 

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The 40 is not covered. The brutes are pretty much covered with exception of a crack for pump cords to come out.

David Grigor said:
Are they covered or paritially covered ? That will probably make a significant difference alone....
 

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Remember de-humidifiers are rated in the PINTS not gallons. Just a note of caution.

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