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By Sp0nser
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#362720
I got a plastic greenhouse resently and made a humidifier that creates a high humidity environment, now the only thing im worried about is the cooling. Im 14 and my parents already sent me to the lowest pit of debt hell already because of the greenhouse and diy humidifier. In the greenhouse, i have a fan on 24/7 but it doesnt get cooler at all, it only gets hotter. Whats a cheap way to cool a greenhouse? Please reply this time as it is getting very hot in there with no sign of stopping.
Thank you all.
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By Copper2
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#362722
I would suggest keeping those HLers out of the heat till you can get the cooling system in place.

Do you have a mini fridge?
By Propag8
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#362723
If the greenhouse is indoors as it appears to be the circulating fan will only even out the temperature. A common misconception is that a fan cools things down but in an enclosed environment it only moves heat from one place to another. You can use an induction fan to suck cooler air in but if you live in hot environment this won't help. I ask why you are using a greenhouse indoors? It is only concentrating the environment e.g.
Collecting excess heat.
By Sp0nser
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#362725
Because outside in my area, its way, way hotter(its 105 today) and thats a no no for nepenthes and the grow tent will just collect more heat, atleast indoors has ac and can cool it down, even if its a little.
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By Sp0nser
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#362728
Copper2 wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:12 pm I would suggest keeping those HLers out of the heat till you can get the cooling system in place.

Do you have a mini fridge?
Yes, i might have one in the garage. What do i do?
By Propag8
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#362729
I know you have the greenhouse but the cheapest way (for now) that i can see if your plants require very high humidity would be to open up the greenhouse, put your plants on racks with some kind of humidity dome/cover and let the circulating fan dissipate the heat from the dome/cover into the room until like copper2 said you can save up for a cooling system of sorts. :D the tent/greenhouse will be awesome once you can set up correctly. Our hobby is a never ending money pit but well worth it.
By oval
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#362730
Some people put those freezable ice packs in with their highlanders at night and re-freeze them during the day. That would be one cheaper solution.
By Copper2
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#362731
Apparently a mini fridge is extremely dangerous. :roll:
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By Propag8
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#362732
Antifreeze increases the temp range of regular water from freezing. Coolant increases the boiling point of water from boiling. Its doesnt actually cool anything more than regular water unless your going above 100c. Im not trying to be argumentative but i was a mechanic for 16 years.
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By ChefDean
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#362733
Propag8 wrote: Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:48 pm Antifreeze increases the temp range of regular water from freezing. Coolant increases the boiling point of water from boiling. Its doesnt actually cool anything more than regular water unless your going above 100c. Im not trying to be argumentative but i was a mechanic for 16 years.
He's absolutely, 100% correct. I'm working with diesel engines and AC units right now, don't introduce antifreeze of any kind to your cp's. You'll only kill them.
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By Sp0nser
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#362734
So what do i do, i dont know who to believe, im even more lost
By Propag8
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#362737
I would use your common sense (no offense intended) if you climb inside your tent are you hotter than sitting in the same room? If yes open it up let the heat balance out.
By Sp0nser
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#362739
Propag8 wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:01 am I would use your common sense (no offense intended) if you climb inside your tent are you hotter than sitting in the same room? If yes open it up let the heat balance out.
Wont that decrease the humidity?
By Propag8
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#362740
Yes ethylene glycol is very toxic to human, animal and plant. :D yes it will decrease humidity in the tent but if the plants have there own dome/cover they will maintain very high humidity whilst dissipating heat into the open space.
By Copper2
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#362741
Edited to remove danger. Apparently what all the top nep growers use to cool is extremely dangerous and cause little 14 year olds to explode into pieces
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