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    cooling a terrarium

    It is almost too easy to heat a terrarium but when it comes to cooling a terrarium i can not figure out an affective method. I have a 75 gal aquarium under T5 blue lights. I have raised the lights as much as i can while still maintaning decent light levels. I have set the aquarium on the floor on the cold end of the house and it is still 70 degrees. I need it to be about 60 degrees. Besides while putting ice cubes in the aquarium every day i have not been able to get it below 65 degrees. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated

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    Yes, I guess, adding distilled ice cubes would work, but also trying misting it down with cold distilled water (which is what I was going to do but never bothered doing it right now :P).
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    Or yo ucould get a small fridge or freezer and turn that in to a terrarrium!?
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    Unless your fogger is in cold water, that's not going to cool it down.

    Misting with cold water could shock them, and really won't do much , if anything.

    You're options are to cool with ice, get an air conditioner, or get a small freezer to pipe air into and recirculate it back into the tank once it's cool. Or stick to plants that will grow in what you already have. If you want to grow directly in a freezer, that's another option but I'm assuming you want to keep utilizing the aquarium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustLikeAPill View Post

    Misting with cold water could shock them, and really won't do much , if anything.
    Intresting, (good thing I didn't do it) but I'm talking about the walls, not the plants themselves, Does that still send them into shock?
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    You would have to spray it 24/7 otherwise it would just keep heating back up too fast before you have to come back and spray it again
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    Not as long as the cold water doesn't tough the warm leaves..... but really you shouldn't bother. Nothing is going to happen.

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