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Best cooling Fans

I use clip on ones, but I would like peoples feedback on the best ones. I hate the look of my clip-on ones so I am looking to spend money to buy nicer ones. Let me know what everyone thinks. Pictures or links to what everyone likes please!

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Re: Best cooling Fans

I just got one from eBay couple of weeks ago. I paid around $26 shipped. Big fans for aquariums.

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Best cooling Fans

What one was it and how well does it work


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I just got one from eBay couple of weeks ago. I paid around $26 shipped. Big fans for aquariums.

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I have the aqueoun dual fan set up, did not work worth a squat, fans are very week. Just picked up a second clip on fan from Walmart for like $10 and change. Works 1000 times better for 1/3 the price.
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$6 Walmart fan works really well.
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My favorite fan is the quiet type you pull out of old computers. Even new, they're just a few bucks. Available in multiple colors and sizes, they're easy to disguise and don't look bulky on rimless tanks.
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My favorite fan is the quiet type you pull out of old computers. Even new, they're just a few bucks. Available in multiple colors and sizes, they're easy to disguise and don't look bulky on rimless tanks.
Would you happen to have a picture of how you have it attached? Looks like a great DIY idea for the summer to come

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For computer fans, what size would be recommended for a tenner and still be effective?

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Re: Best cooling Fans

A small one, maybe 60mm would work. I wired one before to an old phone charger and it worked great, evaporation is b*%th though.
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I sold all my shrimp just in time! :-)

This was my biggest pet peeve about keeping shrimp. Last year I purchased one of those big portable AC units and had it blowing right on the tank. It worked great but evaporation was insane. Temp was at exactly 72 degrees. Between the portable unit and central air, my electrical bill quadrupled during the summer months....still was much cheaper than having my shrimp die. If I had to do it all over again, I'd get a chiller even though the initial set up cost is pretty high. I am more into the aesthetics instead of having giant AC units or clip on fans all over the place.

For those of you who are fairly new to the hobby I would suggest you get something quickly and be proactive. In the next few weeks there will be a flood of threads on here about people's shrimp dying or various bacterial infections. Much of these are attributed to high temperatures as shrimp get stressed.

I loved my shrimp...I was very good at breeding and keeping them. But switching over to planted tanks without shrimp worked out better for my lifestyle. No fans and no AC units is a big stress relief.

Good luck all.
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I agree there will be a lot of threads about shrimp dying do to the heat and bacterial infections. I hope we can get some fan info out there on good ones and get people thinking early.... I want to up grade just for ascetics as my clip on fans worked good last year. But I want won't that will look good and work better


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Best cooling Fans

So I went to my lfs who I cannot say enough about,aquarium depot they helped me get back into salt water and hooked me up really good, and bring in special stuff for me on my planted tanks and shrimp tanks. I bought 2 zoomed aquarium cooling fans. I am using them on my 2 12x12 low iron rimless cubes. I think they would work well on tanks 10 or less any bigger and I do not think they push enough air to cool. Will be buying a couple other types of fans for my 20l and see how they do.

Reviews on the zoomed say they rattle after a couple days but we will see, they are pretty quit right now


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I sold all my shrimp just in time! :-)

This was my biggest pet peeve about keeping shrimp. Last year I purchased one of those big portable AC units and had it blowing right on the tank. It worked great but evaporation was insane. Temp was at exactly 72 degrees. Between the portable unit and central air, my electrical bill quadrupled during the summer months....still was much cheaper than having my shrimp die. If I had to do it all over again, I'd get a chiller even though the initial set up cost is pretty high. I am more into the aesthetics instead of having giant AC units or clip on fans all over the place.

For those of you who are fairly new to the hobby I would suggest you get something quickly and be proactive. In the next few weeks there will be a flood of threads on here about people's shrimp dying or various bacterial infections. Much of these are attributed to high temperatures as shrimp get stressed.

I loved my shrimp...I was very good at breeding and keeping them. But switching over to planted tanks without shrimp worked out better for my lifestyle. No fans and no AC units is a big stress relief.

Good luck all.

I had the same problem the last couple of year and totally agree with you.
Expensive shrimps demand a lot of attention and summer in FL is unforgiving


Oh yea Fan; The best one i got for cheap is this one here.
Amazon.com: Cooler Master 120mm R4 Computer Case Fan (R4-C2R-20AC-GP): Electronics Amazon.com: Cooler Master 120mm R4 Computer Case Fan (R4-C2R-20AC-GP): Electronics

Hook it up to an old laptop 12VDC power supply, just got creative with mounting with some wires.
Pretty fast and not as loud as AC fan.

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