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    Peltier cooling terrariums

    Hey guys
    I know there are multiple threads that cover this topic- but i want to get recent and specific: is there anyone who has a still fully functional peltier cooled terrarium? If so I would REALLY like some insight on how you accomplished such a set up. This is because I am trying to cool a 36" by 18" by 18" terrarium, but don't know what exactly I should get. For example, if type in peltier air cooler In eBay, I was considering getting one of those. So now I'll stop my rambling. What do you guys think? As always, pics welcome!
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    you should ask butch, he works with them in his classes which he teaches Very well informed on the subject

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    I've never really thought that Peltier could be reliable. Here's a thread I made about my homemade swamp cooler http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...orative+cooler. Good luck!

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    peltiers are way too inefficient for something that is so uninsulated as a terrarium....

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    Just to emphasize what Butch said. I tried using a 65W peltier wine cooler as a terrarium and it couldn't even take out the small amount of head from a 18W flourescent lamp (with external control gear). Given that this was an insulated cooler, with foam injected cavities, I would not even consider trying to cool an uninsulated terrarium with peliers.

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    sorry about the late response... will this do the trick?
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/OTE-Internat...item3ccd933110
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamata-Honzo View Post
    sorry about the late response... will this do the trick?
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/OTE-Internat...item3ccd933110
    scratches head and looks confused

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    uh.... seriously?

    Seems like you have your mind made up if you are still asking if it will "do the trick?" when someone already answered that they tried it with an insulated cooler and it couldn't even deal with the heat produced by an 18w fluorescent bulb.
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