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    Hi guys, after reading a post by Dave about his "highland neps tank", I am wondering if it is possible to do something similar in Singapore? I remember that there was talk a long time ago about using some computer cooler thing to cool tanks for the purpose of inducing VFTs to go dormant, and to provide for the duration of their duration of dormancy. However, it struck me that highland neps do not require such low temperatures, and these temperatures might actually be achievable using some kind of tank-cooler set-up. Any ideas? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    Aquarium cooler...wine cooler...Yacult fridge...I thought of most things possible. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] The best bet is actually a Yacult fridge if you got lobang to buy a second hand one. It has got florescent lights inside, see-through glass door and very cold. Can even grow temperate plants inside! That's my dream highland tank. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] My 2cts worth.
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    1) Peltier / thermoelectric junction

    2) Cooler (Yacult),

    3) Ice

    4) Air-conditioner / your room at night

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    How about using a portable air-conditioner? modify the cool air outlet, use a hose to channel the cooled air into a glass tank? Should not be too difficult to do.... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    How big and how expensive are those things?

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    The petier thing sounds affordable enough... as for a Yakult fridge, the problem is the space leh... I mean the lights are at the top so even if the racks can be repositioned suit a "landscape" (as opposed to "portrait") display of the plants, the lights would be shining from the side? Would a wine chiller do the job as well?

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    Wine chiller would do it v well...only thing is cost + space. Lights can be easily attached (above otherwise the plants wil grow sideways [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] ).

    For the peltier to be useful you gotta get a powerful one and enclose the tank. Otherwise it will only bring it down about 5*C or so.

    As for the fridge, the auntie downstairs just threw away...3...of...her perfectly working 6 foot fridges with temp control, lights and 5 racks. D@mn it! Well, anyway, parents probably wouldn't have allowed it in the living room... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Pity about the fridges!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Anyway, what is the optimum temp for highland neps? Abt 20 C? So if I get more peltiers do u think it could work? I mean, a wine chiller is cool but is quite small unless you get a big one, which would be very expensive.

    On the other hand, if I can get a few peltiers and a large fish tank, it could be more economical...

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