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Old 03-05-2013, 11:06 AM
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Hey guys

I have an aquarium which is 120 cm (w) x 45 cm (d) x 70 cm (h).
Seeing that it is an aquarium, there is no ventilation pads in the buttom front of course. The only ventilation is some holes i am about to drill in the lamp covering the entire top.
But seeing that air circulation seems rather important for the reptile i am about to aquire (Shinisaurus), i would like to ask about your opinion on getting a fan that could be sitting on the top of the aquarium.

I was thinking something similar to this: Mini fan | Swell Reptiles

Edit: Perhaps a 2 fan set would be better, for both air in and our. Similar to http://www.reptiles.swelluk.com/rept...set-26218.html
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:09 PM
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Hey guys

I have an aquarium which is 120 cm (w) x 45 cm (d) x 70 cm (h).
Seeing that it is an aquarium, there is no ventilation pads in the buttom front of course. The only ventilation is some holes i am about to drill in the lamp covering the entire top.
But seeing that air circulation seems rather important for the reptile i am about to aquire (Shinisaurus), i would like to ask about your opinion on getting a fan that could be sitting on the top of the aquarium.

I was thinking something similar to this: Mini fan | Swell Reptiles

Edit: Perhaps a 2 fan set would be better, for both air in and our. Similar to Terra Fan Set | Swell Reptiles
The set you could use which if you turn one of fans round it will make an in and out set like we use on a lot of our display tanks for extra ventilation.

Lucky Reptile Terra Fan Set TF-1UK - Surrey Pet Supplies
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:15 PM
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The set you could use which if you turn one of fans round it will make an in and out set like we use on a lot of our display tanks for extra ventilation.

Lucky Reptile Terra Fan Set TF-1UK - Surrey Pet Supplies
Sounds great, that was exatly what i was planning on going with.
How much air do those vents move?
I am not interested in lowering the temperature in the tank, only creating a bit of air circulation. Is there a way to lower the speed on those things ?
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:36 PM
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Sounds great, that was exatly what i was planning on going with.
How much air do those vents move?
I am not interested in lowering the temperature in the tank, only creating a bit of air circulation. Is there a way to lower the speed on those things ?
They should not lower temp much just give you circulation what you want.
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Old 22-06-2013, 03:11 PM
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I used an aquarium for my Shinisaurus at first but now I am using terrariums. Aquariums don't work well when feeding, cleaning or what else. Providing proper lighting isn't east in aquariums. Terrariums with 2 windows in the front work a lot easier.
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