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    Hello all!
    I am wondering from you experianced highland growers how you cool your highland tanks cheaply and efficiently? I would prefer it to be something that I could put on a timer to cool at night. I am thinking a small fan, but does that do anything for plants, since they don't prespire? Thanks a million!!! [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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    If you live in a dessert you can use an evaporative cooling system, otherwise a 98 dollar AC unit from walmart.

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    Thanks, but I don't live in a desert, and my tank isn't big enough for A/C [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
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    I know that the good 'ol frozen water bottle method works, but how about ultrasonic humidifier and fan on timer? or thermostat/humidistat? Thanks again!! [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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    An ultrasonic humidifier wouldn't do anything for cooling, and the mist that comes out it usually warm from the ultrasonic disc or better know as the nebulizer.
    You don't necessarely need to be in a desert in order to utilize an evaporative cooler Joe, I have one in NY and it is one of the most usful pieces of equpiment I own...but I also see you point that it would be better and much more important for a desert grower as they work best if the RH% outside is quite low. Such as 40% or lower....the cooling effect would be quite high and humidity raising in the gh would be enhanced also.

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    ?How do I use a swamp cooler in a 30 gallon tank for 4 highland plants? What should I use? Thanks [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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    You really couldn't use a swamp cooler for a terrarium. I would go with the good old ice for now....what plants are you attempting to cool down anyways?

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    Quote (nepenthes gracilis @ April 23 2003,4:33)
    ...the mist that comes out it usually warm from the ultrasonic disc or better know as the nebulizer.[/QUOTE]
    Nep. G, are you confusing this with the warm mist or steam humidifiers? Ultrasonic humidifiers or cool mist humidifiers as the are also called, use high frequency vibration to produce mist. There is not usually any heat involved. My wife doesn't like them for that reason. They cool the room down slightly. I don't know how a nebulizer would work in a terrarium, but if tried, you should used distilled water. Maybe refridgerate the water before putting it in the nebulizer.

    Using ice is the cheapest as well as the simplest way to go.

    How ultrasonic humidifiers work.
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