Hey Coop,Scott, Thanks for the help. I didn't have a fresh sponge to work with, so I placed a wide round bowl in the base of my humi, and filed it about an ince deep. This is the most surface area that I could come up with at the moment. The RH is up to 70% only after two hours. I'm going to let it set overnight, hopefully I'll be good to go by then.
When you take it out in the morning, leave the dish nearby.
You'll need to wait at least a few hours to see if you've done the beads any good.
Maybe leave the water in overnight, take it out in the morning, check the humi after work, then put it back in if necessary. Wait till the following morning and repeat the process as necessary.
After doing this a couple times you'll get a feel for how long it takes.
If you get a chance, stop by the grocery store or something and get one of those little sponges. They work about 70 times better than a pan of water. They move things along really well. You'll be glad you got it. :tu