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Cool side temperatures

Discussion in 'General Tegu Discussion' started by lizardwizard, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. lizardwizard

    lizardwizard New Member

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    What are some ways of cooling off the cool side of an enclosure?

    I've got a 4'2'2' and my hot side is fine, but my cool side has been getting 86F + since it's been getting hot here in Arizona. I've got two vents in the back of my enclosure and I could try to add another, but if possible I'd like to try something else first.

    Would using a lower wattage Mega Ray help? I've got an 100 watt in right now. I could also probably run a fan to blow through the vents in the back if that would help, too.
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    dpjm Active Member 5 Year Member

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    It is hard to get the cool side cooler than the ambient temp in the room. What is the temperature of the room vs. the temperature in the cool side? The only way a fan would help is if the ambient temp in the room is cooler. In that case you could blow air from the room into the cool end of the enclosure through the vents.

    If not, you might need an AC unit for the room the enclosure is kept in. Also the enclosure is small so the heat from the hot side easily dissipates into the cool side.
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    If the ambient temp of the room Is warm blow your fan through ice.....and a lower watt bulb sound good too as long as heats a basking spot up enough
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    lizardwizard New Member

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    The room is cooler than the inside of the enclosure, so I wound up installing a fan in the back to blow through one of the vents, which seems to be working for now. Thanks for the suggestions!
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