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Old 08-19-2009, 07:51 PM   #11
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Well cf's put out alot more heat than normal tubes. The thing is, we don't *need* to do anything. Cooling on a computer is much more important than cooling a light, and cooling a metal halide is more important than cooling a t8. You may see an increase in life (by a little) but it's your choice.
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Maybe a bit much?



Anyways, the duct does make more sense now :P.

I always thought these were interesting

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That literally made my day xD
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:07 PM   #13
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Sorry for the delay in writing back. My computer is messed up and I cant get on all of the time.
I have a stock, came with the tank, light for my 75g. I was thinking about making vent holes in the tank lid and setting up the fans over them. What do you think?
Heh, maybe your computer needs a new fan? xD

Well, generally moisture and electronics don't mix. Do you mean holes in the fixture or like the top of the tank above the water? I wouldn't really do a fan directly over the water.
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Well cf's put out alot more heat than normal tubes. The thing is, we don't *need* to do anything. Cooling on a computer is much more important than cooling a light, and cooling a metal halide is more important than cooling a t8. You may see an increase in life (by a little) but it's your choice.
In my case, the light bulbs may not produce alot of heat but the ballasts are like little ovens. And since they are crammed into a tight space (inside the fixture) they don't get very good cooling with stock fans.

It may not be necessary, but I think it helps with longevity.
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Maybe a bit much?



Anyways, the duct does make more sense now :P.

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Thermoelectric cooling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
LOL That's not a case fan, that's a fan CASE! xDD

I love thermoelectrics, but they are just really inefficient IMO.

(shoot, I probably should have done multi quote lol)
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wow great idea AJ!
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lol I've actually already got a 120mm fan rigged up to A/C. Might try this.
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