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    No problem! Here it is.
    You can see the "T" connector and to either side of it are 2 airstones. You can see one of them under the water on the pot side. Then the plastic cup in the middle is usually frozen solid with ice. (It has melted that is why water is there) And what happens is that there is an airpump out side of the window near the tank and it is pupming ice cold air throught the tubing to the airstones. It is about 10 F outside so the effect is wonderful! But anyhow they bubble and cool the water in the pot and the ice really makes the water cold!!!!!! But the cold water is evaporated and this in turn circulates the air in the tank (because of the bubbling and cools it and humidfy's it all at once.) So there you have the makeshift cooler. Specail thanks to Ram again but I added the extra airstone and the ice cup idea. Also the reason the lighting is wierd is because my terrarium light is very bright and I used a halogen desk lamp pointed downward so I got just enough light.

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    so when the cup is frozen solid you freeze it with the air stone inside? and then you pump the air wit it? where do you get the cool air from to pump it into the air stone, i have alot of air stones from before fish tanks.. but where did you hook it up so it gets ice cold air into the tank? if i know how i would have like 5 airstones in mine [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

    this is my second VFT, my first died when i was 10 and it was before winter and i had no comp... and now i got one and am not sure about the fridge cus im afraid i might killl it, and i would love to have differ kinds of VFT's in a terrarium and with that method i might be able to cool it down to the temps it needs. where do you get the cold air from and what do you do with the ice cup?

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    AHH i see now.... after i read it 3 times [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]


    yea well you live in cold area. i live in FL, i NEVER have 10 F outside [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
    i get it, you have the water there and the cold air from outside bubbles it and makes the water cold and it evaporates cool water, thats a GREAT idea. but i dont have a pump that cold air. MAYBE I CAN PUMP THE AIR FROM THE FrEEZER :biggrin:
    hehhehehe, but ill need along tube i want to figure out how to cool it then make my terrarium of VFTS's heh

    well ill read that forum now.

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    Good idea ain't it! Hmm.....I wonder if I could sell these! :biggrin: Ha! funny but no I want to get more CP's I like em to much.

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    yes very good idea. i duno what i will do [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

    ill buy one for 5&#36&#36 or whatever you price at [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] but i need cold air =/

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    I was just joking Stefano1 ! Ha! I can just give you step by step instructions on how I did it if you want. I can't belive you thought that! LOL [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    lol i get fooled alot. sometimes i do it on purpose for the other peson to say i was joking [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]


    yea the instructions would be great! gotta get off now cya

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    NG,

    I am glad the idea is working for you, and you made some pretty darn smart modifications... I like the idea of pumping air in from outside.

    That is smart... and don't give me credit for it... I think someone else told me about it.... I can't remember who... but I was astounded by it's effectiveness... If you put a computer fan in there, blowing right back into the cup, it will freak you out... 100% humidity inside an hour... (At least for me!) WOW!

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