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Old 12-22-2004, 10:09 PM   #1
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canopy and fans

I have two 110 watt bulbs in a canopy above a 55 gallon tank. Would you place a fan in between the two lights or have on each on the lights?

Also how does the fan work? do you just punch a hole in the wood and install the fan or do you make the air come in on one side and out the other side
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Old 12-29-2004, 05:55 PM   #2
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Most people have their fans on the side or back of the canopy sucking air out--this allowscool, fresh air to flow over those how bulbs. Also, the flow rating (cfm=cubic feet per minute) should be rather high.

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They have the quietest fans on the market.
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What do you wire that type of fan to? I'm interested in putting a Hamilton MH in my canopy and would like to run a couple of these in hopes that I wouldn't need a chiller.

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It worked!

I purchased computer case cooling fans from silenx.com . They have a high airflow but are the quietest fans on the market. I then wired each to individual standard 12 volt DC transformers from radio shack. They work great!
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