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    H/L box idea..

    Do you guys think this would work?

    I just got a large standing freezer (for food).. I was thinking of mounting lights on the sides and a couple on the top, then setting it on a night timer. I just have to see what kind of warm temps the freezer is capable of. I don't want to turn anything into ice cycles..

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    As it takes at minimum a few hours for a freezer to fully cool down, you could probably set it at 30 mins or so at any temperature and there would be a significant, but not freezing cooldown. You'd have to maybe mount a small fan at the back so the temperature is the same on all sides, but it seems like an interesting idea.
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    Yeah, i've heard about the coolers working before.. but I've never seen a real CONSTRUCTED ONE. I've just heard people talking about it etc..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halt View Post
    Yeah, i've heard about the coolers working before.. but I've never seen a real CONSTRUCTED ONE. I've just heard people talking about it etc.. Oh, another thing, CP's don't determine growing experience. General knowledge is always helpful.. especially if you're on Millionaire. Just saying. :l
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    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...hlight=Freezer
    Scroll down and theres a lot of links on whose done it etc..
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    Ok moving onto the Topic at hand.. Sounds like a good idea, but being a noobie myself (and it being impossible as I live in barracks) I wouldn't test it or even dare to try it. I don't know how low the temps would drop nor how quickly it would take to get low. Also, once it reaches a certain point, does the temp. decrease more quickly from there or maintain a constant state of decrease? Is it possible to set a way to maintain your desired temp without destroying anything? Write questions down and answer them (written of course) and keep on writing for a few days before making an attempt. Only a few suggestions. Either way, good luck with whatever decision!
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    we have all the same questions. I decided to run a serious of tests to find out the answers. Record everything I discover, and make my own decisions. Thanks for the words of wisdom.
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    By standing freezer do you mean a deep freeze that people use in their garage to store meats? I've seen a few members do this, most notably Neps but I don't know if he ever posts here anymore. You could try and PM him, his setup was great so do a search for posts by him.

    I have fantasies of using a grocery store display freezer as a HL setup. 6 - 7 ft tall x 6 - 7 ft wide and 3 feet deep, temp controlled, already wired for lights and two glass front doors. That would be great to do a naturalistic HL tank inside of.

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