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Thread: Heat from lights- air circulation - problem

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    ok guys, my new growing rack is making my plants flower nicely, BUT
    the heat from the lights builds up even though i didn't cover the front with reflectors and it's opened up.
    i use cheap shop-lights and on a wire rack.
    i have a strong aquarium fan and i thought of using it to replace hot air with cool air
    problem is the leaves on some plants flutter when it's on
    what should i do?
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    how bout this, ill get a timer and set it to blow for 2-3 minutes every 10 minutes?
    BTW i live in singapore, will the fan take away humidity?
    i have 2 misters lying around, maybe i should put em in front of the fan?
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    Electronic ballasts anyone? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    If you enclose the space then humidity shouldn't change. The humidity will just move around as humid air. Or will it condense...? The air will definetely move around, but no fresh air will be replaced. Does air circulation mean the air just has to circulate or does it have to be replace with 'fresh' air?

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    this is interesting, so bear with me:

    i have a remington clothes dryer fan (found it at the thrift store, who knew the thrift store would be a great place to find cp supplies?) it's shaped like a cylinder. it's burried in the substrate so that you can only see the part that blows, the part that sucks in under the soil. above it is a bulkhead in the back wall of the tank, and water vapor pours out of it from a humidifier under the tank. the fan blows upward, hits the water vapor and disperses it around the tank. the air circulation is poweful enough to make plant scapes sway a little bit. air circulation is good because it prevents mold, fungi, and makes plant tissue "harder". the fan runs during the day when the lights are on.

    if i didn't have a fan- the tank would heat up to leathal levels.

    oh yeah, the fan creates anough air circulation that i don't get condensation on the front glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]this is interesting, so bear with me:

    i have a remington clothes dryer fan (found it at the thrift store, who knew the thrift store would be a great place to find cp supplies?) it's shaped like a cylinder. it's burried in the substrate so that you can only see the part that blows, the part that sucks in under the soil. above it is a bulkhead in the back wall of the tank, and water vapor pours out of it from a humidifier under the tank. the fan blows upward, hits the water vapor and disperses it around the tank. the air circulation is poweful enough to make plant scapes sway a little bit. air circulation is good because it prevents mold, fungi, and makes plant tissue "harder". the fan runs during the day when the lights are on.

    if i didn't have a fan- the tank would heat up to leathal levels.

    oh yeah, the fan creates anough air circulation that i don't get condensation on the front glass.
    thanks JLAP, that has the same idea and my plan right? Does your fan replenish the air? or just circulates it? mine is an open growing rack...

    any other ideas guys? if not ill just use JLAP's idea
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    well, it's different. mine just re-circulates the air that's already in then terrarium. it doesn't pull in any new air from outside.

    i think the air is fresh as long as it's moving around and doesn't become stagnant, even if you keep re-circulating the same air over and over.

    i'll TRY to get a pic sometime- but i won't be at home alot because my parents are organizing my grandmothers funeral.

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    amazing that you can find time to help others in this difficult time of yours, I am touched. Again, my condolences and best wishes for the funeral JLAP. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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