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Hi there,

For a month now ive been holding off starting up a paludarium for newts in fear that during the summer months it would get to hot to support the little critters.

for me, using an ac unit to cool down the room was ruled out by the old lady, and any thing that required regular hands on maintenance like ice was out of the question. so in my search for other methods, nothing i read would seem to help.

i endeavored to find my own solutions.. i think i have found/come up with something that may work..

here i will briefly explain my solution and i would like some feed back from the community here,

do you think it will work?
what kind of flaws can you think of?
or did i nail it? haha



i have a custom built 55 gal aquarium, wood on 3 sides and glass for one viewing side.. very easy to modify this puppy.

using a semiconductor from a mini fridge (found many on amazon) i mount that to one of the sides of the tank, so that the cooling fan is inside and the rest of the unit is outside.
i hook that guy up to a power supply and the power supply plugged into a temp. controlled outlet with an external thermometer probe, (like a timer but with temperature)

thats pretty much it, if the temp gets too high in the tank, the power is kicked on and the tank gets cooled down..
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