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    rampuppy, when you do test it out let it sit for a while and do some other looking around. if it is a leeky one it will cost alot to fix it R-12 is not cheep at all 60+ a pound. so let it sit and make sure it is getting cold enough
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    Hey, do you have any updates on how this, or the ripped apart refridgerator went? I am working on setting up an auto cooling system for going out of town throughout the summer, so any help would be great! 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] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]
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    I found a link for a cooling system. Does anyone think these will work?Cooling system click here [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/alien.gif[/img]
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    the refrig. idea worked for a while but, i got tired of moving the plants back and forth. with making the idea work it would of been alot of extra parts i didn't need. so finally i spent some money on a window unit and finished the 3'x3'x4' tank i had built year ago to cage a iguana. works out great only thing i have to do is turn the system all the way down at night. during vacations i just turn it a little bit warmer so they stay cool most of the time the only problem is after a day or 2 the ultra sonic humidifier runs out of water and there is now way to fill it up. still have to come up with an idea to refill it automaticly.
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    That computer cooling thing looks like it would cost a fortune (I didn't see a price) but a $4.95 dryer vent hose, $12.95 4" computer fan (pulling air from outside a window blowing through the hose) and a $24.95 ultrasonic humidifier from Wal mart intersecting the dryer vent hose makes a perfect highland tank cooler til summer sets in. From June through September I put the intake fan/hose infront of an air conditioners output at night to drop the temps.

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    josh, click the link at the bottom of the web page. yes, it is outrages $219.99
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    Josh, the idea sounds good, but I don't totally understand, so could you make it clearer? Also, I've only got A/C vents on the cieling, and they're at least 10 feet from the tank [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] Thanks for the suggestions! [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/alien.gif[/img]
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    OK I can try! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

    Take a 4" computer fan with the highest CFM you can find glue it to the flast side of a 4" Vent Panel from Home Depot. This is a flat piece of metal about 8-10" square with a 4" hole and 4" diameter "spout" behind the hole where a length of ductwork can be attached. If you buy the 4" diameter accordian style flexible Dryer Vent Hose (it looks like a giant slinky covered in tinfoil) it comes in 25 foot rolls just cut off what you need. Then you can stretch the hose as far as you need either to the window or to the A/C. Not pretty but a lot easier than shuttling jugs of frozen water, rigging up refrigerator contraptions, etc. if your AC is too far or this looks too ugly you can easily get a small 5000 BTU window airconditioner for $99 at just about anywhere these days.

    Putting air into your highland chamber from outside or an A/C unit will really dry out the air inside so you will need to buy a ultrasonic humidifier and cover the output hole with a piece of tubing that runs from the humidifiers output into the dryer vent hose (just cut a hole in the hose a foot or two before the terrarium so the moisture gets mixed with the fresh air) this will also make the incoming air cooler yet. to get started put the humdifier on a timer to run every 15 minutes. A later addition can be a humidistat to accurately control humidity but this adds to the start up costs.

    Hopefully that was a bit clearer, If not I can try to make a sketch or take a picture.

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