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    How do youguys and girls think is the best way to cool a tank down to the 50's at night. Any comments would be great.

    Olly
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    I used ice Olly, but only in the short run. I now rely on natural cooling for my greenhouse to cool down. As for cooling a tank, go for ice, peltier system (quite a bit of hassle) or you can do what member "swords" has done here, re route some air from an AC unit and re humidify it with an utrasonic fogger and direct it into the tank.

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    Olly,

    Where do you live and what type of temperature ranges are you having to combat?

    Aaron.

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    Well, according to his profile...

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    peltier junction, or thermoelectric as some say.

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    Yes I use ice for my one Darlingtonia, but not very effective as the ice usually melts in an hour or so. You can get peltier junctions at your local electronics store, straight off the shelfs. Maybe evaporative cooling would help? Sounds like what swords is doing, lithopsman designed a system intended to bring the temp down by 10 degrees celcius or so. Can't seem to find the thread now...

    -Jason-

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    Whoa, that's my name! Actually, I was seeing cooling like this:

    The lights off brings down probably 3-4 degrees, the peltiers another 2-3, and the fans just blowing fresh air probably added about 3 more for cooling. Remember, this is all in *F. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] The thread is in the Greenhouse/Terrarium section...
    This methon is strictly experimental at this point.
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    Hi Olly:

    I am trying something similar using ice packs, but the glass tank should be covered with styrofoam to keep the changes of temperature inside the tank.

    Gus

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