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    The one mounted on the Peltier... you might remotely mount it and direct its airflow across the heatsink.... dunno, you will just have to experiment and see.

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    Good sir, that's a fantastic idea. Just so happens I've got a spare fan to fit the bill. I'll mess around with it next weekend.

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    Great, I am happy you saw improvement!

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    I am about to order everything, what would be better for my setup? 44.5 CFM or 60 CFM.

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    I'd go for 60CFM for three reasons:

    1) 44.5 CFM isn't a ton of air. My two fans are pushing 35CFM each and I'd like more for my ~45G terrarium
    2) Noise levels for a 60CFM fan will be reasonable; certainly quieter than that Vornado you have right now
    3) If you end up creating a hurricane in your terrarium, you can always cut the fan speed by cutting the voltage, provided you have it linked up to one of those switchable-voltage wall warts from Radioshack as gill_za linked to on a previous post, and as I have my own fans wired.

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    I am going to get one of those things gil listed. How did you hook up the fan to it? Did you just stick the cables on with electrical tape?

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    Could twist them on, but if the connection is pulled or bumped, it could come loose... and you don't want exposed connections touching each other for long as it creates a fire hazard. You could get creative with taping, as I did for a while, but for peace of mind, I'd either learn to solder (it's fun!) or get a pack of these:

    http://www.amazon.com/Leviton-L20-12.../dp/B00349M020

    Just twist the wires together, then "screw" one of these caps down over the wire joint, and secure with some electrical tape.

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    Oh so you cut the thing on the adapter too?
    I also found this guy, it is a 5v/12v adapter and it is designed for computer fans http://www.frozencpu.com/products/60...Max.html#blank

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