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    That's alot of air to get cooled down. I would suggest an exahust fan to run and at the same time have a fogger running, to exhaust the air, yet it would be humidified. SO maybe have a duct with the fogger blwing into it on one side of the tank, and on the other a small fan exhausting the terrarium air. It would also help in the day.

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    Kevin, I will be building a vent/cooling system for my plants for the summer. This is a project we could work on in the spring and summertime, if our group ever finds the time to get together.
    My idea is essentially what Nep G. was talking about. I will be using a fan to draw in cool air from the outdoors (since our nights are in the fifties during the summer) through a pipe. The cool air will be humidified using an ultrasonic humidfier, then it will be moved into the structure I built. The whole thing will be set-up on a timer. I have considered placing a fan at the top of my grow structure to draw out the warm air.

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    This is the window cooling unit I designed about 2 years ago and how I am doing mine:


    A: Fan (placed in window to intake cool air)

    B: Mount for junction of fan and duct tube.

    C: Flexible aluminum air duct (wrap in layers of duct tape to act as insulation and keep the air colder longer before it reaches your terrarium.)

    D: Ultrasonic Humidifier

    E: Output of humidifier stuffed with a hose that intersects the air duct BEFORE it reaches the growing chamber

    F: Growing Chamber

    This setup can be used wherever you live, but to rely on outside air you must have cool temperatures. In warmer areas simply put the intake fan in front of an airconditioning unit. So in warmer areas you can have highlanders, you'll just pay for it continually whereas I only need the AC through July and August to get my nights cold.

    A timer is not as accurate to run this setup as is a humidistat (to just control the humidifier). The fan is benefitial to run 24/7. Just take it out of the window (or just shut your window) during the day so temps in the terrarium can warm up.

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    Hey,
    Thanks again guys. Dustin, I will use a fan like you and Jeremy said with the fogger, thanks. Josh, thanks for the diagram, gives me a clear view of how to set it up. Yea, sometimes in the summer, things were I live can heat up, well, they did this summer! But in the winter the cold weather is always reliable. Jeremy, that would be a great idea. Cpers around her should hook up and meet. I dont know if you read my last reply in the topic on the whole thing, but I got an ok from Karen Oudean to use her nursery, it is a drive though!! Thanks again for all your help.
    Kevin
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    yeah i have found lowii the easyest
    but it is the only ultra highland nep i have [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/unclesam.gif[/img]

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