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    Have you tried blowing a fan directly across the lights like I mentioned earlier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 31drew31 View Post
    Have you tried blowing a fan directly across the lights like I mentioned earlier?


    I have not. I'm not good with electronics.


    However, I'm trying one approach. I removed the aluminum foil from the sides so now I have a clear terrarium with a light on top. I just checked the temperature and it's a steady 80F now.

    This isn't my terrarium, but this is the same idea:
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    That's good you have dropped the temperature. Even a fan like this would work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 31drew31 View Post
    That's good you have dropped the temperature. Even a fan like this would work fine.
    That fan is way too big for my terrarium. My terrarium is a 10 gallon tank.
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    125w of light over 10 gallons seems like a pretty legitimate reason for the over-heating...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfn View Post
    That fan is way too big for my terrarium. My terrarium is a 10 gallon tank.
    Maybe you are misunderstanding me or I am misunderstanding you. Your lights are on the outside of the terrarium correct? That fan is only a 6" fan which has a clip on it to attach to a rack or whatever. Set the fan up so the wind is blowing directly across the light which will remove a lot of the heat penatrating into your terrarium.

    Even a regular house fan would do the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpappy789 View Post
    125w of light over 10 gallons seems like a pretty legitimate reason for the over-heating...
    For a ten gallon tank, how much lighting would be sufficient?
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    I've never kept Helis or Cephs, and those are probably the most light demanding plants you have. The capensis and filiformis certainly dont need that much.
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