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post #1 of 4 Old 03-12-2012, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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I am building a new enclosure for my light and wanted to put a cooling fan on one end of the fixture. I have a few fans that i removed from one of my old computers, but not sure how to wire it to turn on and off with my light. Any ideas would help. The ones i see online are around 30 bucks and i can't see spending that on a fan.
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-13-2012, 03:24 PM
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I am building a new enclosure for my light and wanted to put a cooling fan on one end of the fixture. I have a few fans that i removed from one of my old computers, but not sure how to wire it to turn on and off with my light. Any ideas would help. The ones i see online are around 30 bucks and i can't see spending that on a fan.
You might find some tips in the DIY Aquarium section of the forum. I'm certain a couple of other members have built hoods recently.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #3 of 4 Old 03-14-2012, 06:52 PM
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Find a wall wart power supply with an output between about 9v and no higher then 12 volts and probably at least an output of 100mA ( can go higher), strip the ends of the fan and wall wart and hook them together and wrap them up.
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-14-2012, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks I will try that. Sounds like it would work
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