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    You shouldn't need much more than a gentle breeze. Commercial greenhouses have the fans set all in one direction on one side and on the other side they go in the opposite direction. So if your looking down from overhead the air travels in a circular motion. If you don't have a small occilating fan to create turbulance then this would be the next best way to prevent any dead air space.

    I would put the fans so they were blowing just across the tops of the plants.
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    I went to the store today to look for some fans & stuff.
    The guy in the PC shop had no idea how to make a small fan (~8 cm or so) work outside a PC. Neither do I. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    I've plugged my 12v cc fan on my old game gear adaptor, which transforms 120v CA from my wall plus into 12v CC at 500 mA (The fan needs 160 mA, so it's more than ok.)
    Does anyone happen to know another solution? I would like to use 2 fans (maybe even 3 for another usage) so it would be handy if you can plug in multiple fans in one “converter”. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    Well, recycling old adaptors is not a bad idea, anything that will enable you to plug small electronic devices to the wall, such as handheld game consoles, walkmans and the like, radios can be a good candidate.

    There should be 2 wires, one positive (usually red) and one negative (usually black), if there's another one, it's likely a "ground" or something to evacutate the static energy.
    Just remove the plastic coating at the end of both your fan's wires to reveal the metallic wires underneat and twist them together, do the same with the end of your adaptor's wires.

    Then twist both positive wires together (the white wire on you converter should be positive) and tape/isolate them well with electrician tape (a smooth black adesive). Do the same with the negative ones. If your fan has more wires (usually yellow I believe), seal it up with electrician tape and leave it alone.
    Now plug the adaptor on the wall and see if it works.

    ...That doesn't sound very clear does it? I'll try and make a diagramm about it.
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    Well I understand what you mean but I'd rather not screw with electricity.
    Isn't there a pre-made converter or something on the market? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]

    And if not, maybe some other type of very small fan I can buy instead of a PC fan?
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    yes i am considering a fan to my 32gall tote(terrarium) and i dono how the ac adaptor would work for a pc fan, im curently looks for it but if the gamegear adaptor seems to work 4 u, ill experiement, but im afraid it melting
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    well, my fans are locked tite and operating, so is my ultrasonic fogger, i opened it and the chamber was smoked up with humidity from the fogger, its about 90+% humid in there, i opened the lid to get som ventilation, since the light is on, its about 80s degrees F wen the light is on, its really humid, smoke is literaly blowing out of the chamber opening,

    i hav my fans position on one side of the chamber and one higher then the other, and the fogger under it,

    my fans are 35cfm each
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    heres a setup of the fans and fogger
    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/aznsushi41/collection/Tote-setup.JPG[/img]
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