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    frozen water bottles, I am coming to realize, have about the same effect as misting a plant. They do their job...for about 5 minutes. If your terrarium would be in the 70s lets say, it will only take a few hours at best. By a few, I mean about 4
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    or two....
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    more bottles will drop the initial temperature lower, but their combined effect on duration of temperature drop is arbitrary, as it will only increase the effect for 15 minutes or so
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    bottles of ice aint a solution. besides its short term at best. the freezer of Jeremiah's is pretty cool but even it only works for smaller specimens and wont for mature. though with some of the highlanders that would benifit it will work for quite awhile.

    ive got a few long term solutions bouncing around in my head but so far i have few species that would benifit and no serious cash to attempt. might have to start playing once i get everything put away from the move. that should only take about a year
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    I successfully used ice bottles for about 2 years worth of terrarium growing as most of you know, it can be done, use a fan to blow the air around and use ALOT of water bottle, i hung some i go so depserate, and it worked. About 2 bottles per 5 gallons of your container size I had 8 for a 20 gallon tank, plus a few small ice packs.

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    dont doubt that it can be done but to my way of thinking its not a good solution but thats prolly because im gone alot, usually just overnight but 3 or 4 days isnt to uncommon. so i can not rely on that sorta system
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    I got a humidifier that has a fan in it. It cools the area down a bit plus adding the needed humidity at night.

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    if you guys are looking for a semi-cheap, effective way to cool your terraria, look no further than peltier units. I don't personally use them because when I even attempt to think about electricity and building things, my IQ instantly divides by about 35. Peltier units are relatively cheap, and can cool an insulated 12oz can of, in the case of the experiment, beer, to near freezing in triple digit heat powered on a 9V battery. Let me jury...or jerry...or whatever-rig a picture real quick...

    ....aaaaaaand done:

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