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Re: Best cooling Fans

I also throw frozen bottles in the tanks to get them to crash fast

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Best cooling Fans

Come on people lets here your input


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Speedie where can we buy fans like those?

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Using this style and they work very well.

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Seen them on ebay for ~$35

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Re: Best cooling Fans

Those push more air than those zoo med ones? Because the zoo meds seem to push very little

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Ebay would be your best bet. I had Jeff buy mine direct from Taiwan when he was there visiting.

These push air directly across the surface of the water and the airflow is funneled which I think is much more efficient at cooling.
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I think these use squirrel cages- much like inflatables for Christmas.

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Re: Best cooling Fans

So they are working well on 20l for you nick. I might grab one to try on my 15

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Try this site for pc fans that can be used. www.frozencpu.com
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I had just started a thread right before you showing how I plan on cooling my aquariums using computer fans and the first 2 I made for my smallest tanks (60 mm fans) are doing a great job dropped the temp from 76 to 70 and are very quite since they are 12 volt dc powered.



the brackets are made from 3/16 aluminum that I cut to fit on a plasma cutting table. It is working so well I ordered 20 more 120mm fans (got them from tiger direct for $4 each) for the rest of my tanks and the sweet thing I like about it is I can run ALL the fans off just one power supply and not have to have 20 different fans pluged in to the wall and they run off 12V DC power not 110 AC power so if by chance one was to get wet or fall in the tank it wont wipe the tank out. I am going to use a small battery charge for my power source. If you need help with any of it or would like some brackets made for your tanks let me know. With them being made out of 3/16 aluminum the shipping weight wouldn't be bad at all.
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Do you mind showing a pic of how you hooked all up to one charger?

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So they are working well on 20l for you nick. I might grab one to try on my 15

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Works awesomely well on my 20L's.
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The 20 fans will be in Wed this week once I have everything wired and put together I will be happy to take a few pictures. But I can tell you how I will hook all to one power supply I am simply taking a small 12V riding lawnmower battery and will hook the small battery charge to that battery and hook all the fans to the battery and this will allow me to run all the fans off one power source. My main reason for using 12V DC power fans is I live in a very heavy hurricane area and with the threat of looseing power for up to 3 weeks ( happened during Katrina) I have made all my tanks able to still run if I loose power.

EDIT: I might add having 14 tanks going from 2 gallon up to 130 gallon I would have had to have like 20 wall plugs to run 110v fans this way I can run 20 fans off 1 wall plug.
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Oh! I like the idea. Would you please post a pic after hooking it up since I will better understand visually?

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