I have 3 humis and I until recently have tried to manage the humidity with humi packs and the occasional shot glass of water. My reason was basically that I am cheap and didn't want to spend the money for beads when I could just spend it on sticks. I got really sick of messing with the humi packs and finally broke down and ordered some beads on ebay for 5.00 a half pound. I have gotta say that was one of the smarter things I have done in a long time because now the RH has been spot on 70% for the past week. To anyone thinking about humi issues, just make the jump and get some beads, it will signifigantly reduce your headaches.