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    Hmmm... I wonder if you were using the ice method if a dose of dry ice now and then would be beneficial. Just pondering.
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    Can you use an air conditioner to cool the room or a room your tank is in while you are on vacation? You would need to experiment to see how long it takes to cool and how cool the tank gets based on the room ambient temperature.

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    Quote (Dyflam @ April 24 2003,04:47)
    Hmmm... I wonder if you were using the ice method if a dose of dry ice now and then would be beneficial. Just pondering.[/QUOTE]
    Interesting thought Dyflam. Not only cool the terrarium but increase the CO2 level in the terrarium. Would need to be occasional though. I vagually recall a post just a while back were the CO2 levels created by a DIY CO2 generator caused the traps on VFTs to close. Not sure of the accuracy of that assertion tho'. Would also have to be careful of plants getting frost bite (or frozen) from being too close to the dry ice.
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    Actually that would not be a good idea UNLESS the ice was enclosed in an air tight structure. Plant absorb O2 at night and well if CO2 was in abundance that might not be good for 8-12hrs. of darkness/cooling.

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    I used ice last night, it got down to 60*, my goal is 55*, and I figured out how, by adding a little more ice [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    couple thoughts, first, do a search on desktop fountain ultrasonic humidifiers, theya re incredibly small, just the disk. Don't get one with a light attached, as that DOES get hot.

    Also, I have NO Idiea if this would work or not.. but if you go to www.xoxide.com you can find some liquid CPU cooling units that move water to a metal plate, strip the heat away, and then move the water to a thermal sump resivour, where fans cool it off. the process is continuous, you would just need to either mount the plate inside the tank, or on the glass... and again, as to whether it would work or not, is another questions, plus, I think they are wired to run off a computers power supply.
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    Thanks! Last night it got down to around 54*F [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] I also got my PFT Bareroot Sarracenia! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I now have a minibog with 6 new Sarracenia, a PFT VFT double plant 'typical', and a Sarracenia rubra! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    How did you get ddown to 54*F. Plus I wouldnt go lower then 55*F it might start to damage yor plants. I use 2 frozen water bottles and 2 cups with ice in them for a 35 gallon tank. It gets down to 60-62*F wich is fine. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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