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Old 12-05-2005, 09:35 PM   #1
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Anyone run a vent fan in their canopy?

With the addition of more light I have a good bit of heat. I am thinking of running a vent fan from the canopy to outside. I would cut a intake to pull air in from under the house since it is cooler in the summer. I would also make it so it will blow the warm air in the house during winter since the tank keeps the room warm. Anyone do this or see a problem with it?
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Old 12-05-2005, 11:37 PM   #2
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i mounted my two MH ballast in my stand. there is a small computer fan between each one and the side wall of the stand. the side wall has vents cut in so the heat from the ballsts blows out. it is a nice little foot warmer when sitting in the chair next to the fish tank.

i dont see a problem with your idea. maybe just be cautious of the air you are pulling from under your house. it might sound a bit paranoid but i would at least check for radon and possibly mold you may be sucking unto your house via your vent.

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Old 12-06-2005, 07:55 AM   #3
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I've seen a lot of canopy's that have 2 fans, one blowing air into the canopy, and the other sucking air out. Makes for great air flow, and therefor great cooling.
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Old 12-06-2005, 08:28 AM   #4
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I have 2 80 mm fans blowing out that run all the time. I have a 120 mm fan blowing in that runs when the MH's are on. Would not be able to keep temps down otherwise.

Should be easy for you to do.
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Old 12-06-2005, 02:05 PM   #5
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I currently have fans blowing in and some blowing out. I am talking about venting the air out of the house and pulling fresh air from under the house.
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Old 12-06-2005, 03:39 PM   #6
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Ahh. Everything is on the large scale for you
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Old 12-06-2005, 04:28 PM   #7
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What are you trying to say ellisz It is fine now. My heat downstairs does not come on unless it drops below 55 outside. I just keep ceiling fans on low to keep the air moving. I am thinking about the summertime. My central air runs non-stop. All the MH ballast and lights, pumps, etc put off a ton of heat.
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here's mine off Ebay:

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Old 12-06-2005, 06:01 PM   #9
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Just messing

I have a similar issue. I have my tank heaters cranked to keep my temps at a decent level. We tried to keep the house warm last summer to conserve energy but next year, I might not be able to do that. Got to keep the livestock happy

My tank is in the same room as my computer so it is a warm room.
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If your taking air from under the house I would make sure its filtered some how. If its damp there may be mold down their and Im sure that would mess with the tank in some way.
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