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    home depot sells a prewired one which has a dangerous plug position for $24.99 and a unwired one by GE for $19.99. I preffer the GE one to which I attach a "Remote Extension Cord". You cut the "remote" part off and attach the humidistat, this way there are no powercord connections being made inside the terrarium as with most prewired humidistats there will be a connection inside the chamber.

    You can also look for prewired greenhouse humidistats online at greenhouse suppliers but they run about $80 to start with. Before I knew Home Depot had em I bought an $80 one. The $19 one + the $5 Remote cord works the same as the "specialty" one!

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    LOL! Last night I was thinking, and thinking, and thinking, and thinking, and thinking, and thinking, and thinking, and thinking, and thinking, and thinking, and thinking, and thinking, and thinking, and thinking, and thinking, and thinking, and thinking, and thinking, and thinking, and thinking, and finally I realized a pretty darn cheap way to cool! [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] Drum roll please!:..........................................................................................
    ............ Build a mini swamp cooler! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I was thinking get a vent deal, like Josh mentioned for the A/C way, as well as a fan, but then put a thin rag/washcloth, (or two) on one side, fan on the other, and TA DA!!! If I find that the rag doesn't stay wet long enough, I could buy a semi-aquatic pump for like $15 (a pump that operates half in-half out of water) Does this sound good? Any improvements? 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] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]
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    You could do that sure, but have the swamp cooler pad itself in a window and duct the air to the tank. This way you won't have to cut into the terrarium or do any pain in the rump modifications. Not sure how effect this mini cooler would be but you could give it a shot. You'll need a small PC fan or if it is a little big, a small desk fan in front or back of it to move air thru the pads.

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    Well, sometime soon, the glass place is supposed to be coming, so saying I could get it cut, is that a good idea? 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] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]
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    I also have one more question: should the fan (A) blow the air in from the outside, or (B) draw in from the inside?

    A: fan(blows towards tank)- I (tank) I(pads)
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    B: I (tank wall) I (pads) I (fan drawing air in)
    I

    I think this is a little hard to understand, but I hope you get it... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] Also, to make a fan draw air in, wouldn't you just place it the opposite direction of making it blow out? 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] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]
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    I think it would be a good idea to have the fan blowing into the tank. If the fan is pulling air through a wet wash cloth then you can expect some of that water will get into/on the fan and possibly ruin the it.

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    Not sure I quite follow everything here.. but from fan function, fans pull better than they push. SO if you have a restriction somewhere then the fan needs to pull the air through it rather than trying to push the air thru it.

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    Okay, thanks for the suggestions, but with it currently 50/50, I dunno what to do... *bangs head on keyboard* fdgt5hjhhujynrgft [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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