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Hydra LG vs. Cigar Oasis Magna 2.0

Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,523 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 2017 in General Discussion
Ok so like I said, I've had to get creative to maintain proper RH levels in my new tower of doom.
I have not 1 but 2 Hydra LG running in it, and still have problems.

I've discovered that green floral foam stops absorbing water after a few weeks.  Replacement foam from hobby lobby doesn't really seem to work right, and it's just a mess.
The hydra says it's dry and the alarm goes off constantly.

So I ordered the Cigar Oasis Magna 2.0.
It uses the beads that suck up half a gallon at a time.
Ive read tons of reviews, and even called a few people that use then in bigger towers.

Is anyone using one of these yet?

I will post my finding here.
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 What you can't forgive......you will become.
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  • Rail_JockeyRail_Jockey Posts: 804 ✭✭✭
    I have the magna with the extended water tank and two packets of beads. It holds one gallon of water and works great. Much better than that green foam crap. 
  • Usaf06Usaf06 FloridaPosts: 8,213 ✭✭✭✭✭
    the green foam will mold over time. Best to stay away and replace the green foam
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  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,523 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2017
    Ok first thoughts.
    I have removed the hydras and replaced them with the cigar Oasis Magna 2.0.
    It's sitting in the very bottom of my cabinet.
    With the Hydra I needed a second one in the middle of the cabinet to humidify the top.
    The humidity never made it to the top with one Hydra running in the bottom.  Even with a bunch of extra fans running, the humidity just never made it to the top of the cabinet.

    The fans on the cigar Oasis are much more powerful, you can see where the air exits from in the picture.  And it is blowing it all the way to the top along the glass.
    After just a few minutes it went from 47 to 64 with no problem.
    I'm sorry I wasted any money on the hydras.
    Luckily they have both developed a problem and I can send them back.

    CIGAR OASIS MAGNA 2.0 KICKS 2 HYDRA LG's ass with no difficulties
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     What you can't forgive......you will become.
  • miller65rodmiller65rod MidwestPosts: 5,243 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Looks like you got some Kelp growing in there in the 2nd pic. 
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  • matkn293matkn293 O'Fallon, MOPosts: 3,604 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Glad I went with the Magna.  Did you use the beads?  Did any aux fans come with it?

    Life is too short to smoke bad cigars!!!

    Oh when the Blues, Oh when the Blues, Oh when the Blues go marching in!

    F San Jose!!!!! Lets get it on!

  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,523 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yes beads, and no fans came with it.
    I just ordered extra beads they are $6 a pack from cigarfresh.com.
    I'll probably order the wifi module and the extra fans in the next couple of weeks.
    When you get that little package of beads, you don't think they are going to be enough.
    But they are lol, those little suckers absorb a lot of water.
    The higher.......the fewer.  ( Alexander Rozhenko)

     What you can't forgive......you will become.
  • matkn293matkn293 O'Fallon, MOPosts: 3,604 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Same as the black ice pie jars. 

    Life is too short to smoke bad cigars!!!

    Oh when the Blues, Oh when the Blues, Oh when the Blues go marching in!

    F San Jose!!!!! Lets get it on!

  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,523 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Um....
    Gel beads.... they're smaller than bb's,  and hard as a rock.
    You think it's a joke, when you pour them into the basin, because you're supposed to dump over a half gallon of distilled water and with them.
    You don't see how they could possibly absorb that much water.
     but they do, perfectly round balls.

    The higher.......the fewer.  ( Alexander Rozhenko)

     What you can't forgive......you will become.
  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,523 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Okay I 0wn 2 Hydra LG humidifiers.
    One of them has a problem with the fan Port, it won't run the fans anymore. It will run the fans permanently in the DC out port.
    The Fan port only runs the fans when they humidifier is on.
    The DC Port runs them continuously.

    The other one has completely died.
    I am replacing it through Amazon.

    2 hydras both with issues.

    I found reference to another humidifier called a le Veil.
    It works on the same Principle as the oasis, with the gel beads.
    I might try that one out
    The higher.......the fewer.  ( Alexander Rozhenko)

     What you can't forgive......you will become.
  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,523 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ok
    So I still have a hydra LG in the middle, and the oasis on the bottom.

    I turned off the Hydra, but I'm still using it to run the fans in the top part of the humidor.
    Cigar Oasis is running, and it is doing a great job of keeping the entire humidor humid.

    68 on top, 70 in the middle, and 68 in the drawers.
    I have 1 remote in the top drawer.

    Working fine now.
    The higher.......the fewer.  ( Alexander Rozhenko)

     What you can't forgive......you will become.
  • clearlysuspectclearlysuspect Jacksonville, FloridaPosts: 2,124 ✭✭✭✭

    You have an image of the whole humidor???  Just taking notes for when I eventually get a tower.

  • clearlysuspectclearlysuspect Jacksonville, FloridaPosts: 2,124 ✭✭✭✭

    You have an image of the whole humidor???  Just taking notes for when I eventually get a tower.

    Sorry.  Never mind.  I just realized I watched your video tour!
  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,523 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @clearlysuspect

    I'm going to make another video soon.  That one was impromptu
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     What you can't forgive......you will become.
  • clearlysuspectclearlysuspect Jacksonville, FloridaPosts: 2,124 ✭✭✭✭
    @clearlysuspect

    I'm going to make another video soon.  That one was impromptu
    Awesome!  I'll be there.  I really enjoyed the first one.  I love stuff like that.  Really gets me excited for the day I can enjoy something that amazing.  Maybe after my daughters have left for college and my wife has found a hobby that doesn't entail coming up with work for me to do. 
  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,523 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I removed the green foam block, and replaced it with the gel beads on the hydra, it works much better now.



    The higher.......the fewer.  ( Alexander Rozhenko)

     What you can't forgive......you will become.
  • dirtdudedirtdude Green ValleyPosts: 5,044 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Glad it works better Jeff. I have a concern about your labelling scheme, dont you think it would be better to label how many of each variety you have, like Feral Pigs 3, of course you would have to print a new label every time you smoke a cigar but I am sure there are work arounds for that
    A little dirt never hurt
  • dirtdudedirtdude Green ValleyPosts: 5,044 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Just messin with your OCD bro
    A little dirt never hurt
  • matkn293matkn293 O'Fallon, MOPosts: 3,604 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @sketch6995. Did you get the wifi module for the magna?  If so how is it working?  I just ordered one and the fan expansion kit. 

    Life is too short to smoke bad cigars!!!

    Oh when the Blues, Oh when the Blues, Oh when the Blues go marching in!

    F San Jose!!!!! Lets get it on!

  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,523 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Not yet, should've ordered fans, cigar fresh will send them to you for free. They are supposed to be in the Box
    The higher.......the fewer.  ( Alexander Rozhenko)

     What you can't forgive......you will become.
  • matkn293matkn293 O'Fallon, MOPosts: 3,604 ✭✭✭✭✭
    O really. Did not know that. Thanks for the heads up. Mine did not come with fans. 

    Life is too short to smoke bad cigars!!!

    Oh when the Blues, Oh when the Blues, Oh when the Blues go marching in!

    F San Jose!!!!! Lets get it on!

  • matkn293matkn293 O'Fallon, MOPosts: 3,604 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I just went to their site and sent an email. Then looked on the Magna page and there is a disclaimer that external fans do not come with the unit since they upgraded the fans on the unit. 

    Life is too short to smoke bad cigars!!!

    Oh when the Blues, Oh when the Blues, Oh when the Blues go marching in!

    F San Jose!!!!! Lets get it on!

  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,523 ✭✭✭✭✭
    They sent mine Friday for free, but not until I'd already bought them from some store in Simi Valley.
    The higher.......the fewer.  ( Alexander Rozhenko)

     What you can't forgive......you will become.
  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,523 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ok my 3d hydra died.  Poor design, the ports just stop allowing the plug to seat.
    Worthless product.  I'm forced to buy another oasis.
    Much better product.
    The higher.......the fewer.  ( Alexander Rozhenko)

     What you can't forgive......you will become.
  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,523 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Don't waste any effort buying the auxiliary fans for the magna.
    You get the same little tiny fans that you would get with the small hydra.
    They push no air.


    The higher.......the fewer.  ( Alexander Rozhenko)

     What you can't forgive......you will become.
  • matkn293matkn293 O'Fallon, MOPosts: 3,604 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So you are saying I should have not cancelled my purchase for the large fans?

    Life is too short to smoke bad cigars!!!

    Oh when the Blues, Oh when the Blues, Oh when the Blues go marching in!

    F San Jose!!!!! Lets get it on!

  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,523 ✭✭✭✭✭
     Are you talking about the cigar Oasis Magna?
    The higher.......the fewer.  ( Alexander Rozhenko)

     What you can't forgive......you will become.
  • matkn293matkn293 O'Fallon, MOPosts: 3,604 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yep

    Life is too short to smoke bad cigars!!!

    Oh when the Blues, Oh when the Blues, Oh when the Blues go marching in!

    F San Jose!!!!! Lets get it on!

  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,523 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The ones that came in the mail today we're small.  And crappy.  Not the same as the ones that are in the unit.


    The higher.......the fewer.  ( Alexander Rozhenko)

     What you can't forgive......you will become.
  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,523 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ok so an update.
    3d hydra died.  The main fans no longer work. 
    So I took one of the small hydras and plugged in 5 fans, 2 of them are on tip of the broken hydra lg, they are aimed down through the machine, I'm using them for the main fans.
    They are plugged into the fan part so they go off when it reaches my desired humidity level.
    I'm using the small Hydra to run it all.
    The fans that are in the cigar trays run 24/7.
    I've ordered another cigar Oasis Magna 2.0 it should be here sometime today.
    This is Afro-American Ingenuity at its finest LOL.
    So that's 3 Dead Hydra LG's.
    1 working oasis.






    The higher.......the fewer.  ( Alexander Rozhenko)

     What you can't forgive......you will become.
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