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    Tilting a DIY fan at an angle on a 5-Plan tank

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    Anyone has a picture of how to DIY a stand for a fan so that it could be tilted at an angle and yet be used on a FivePlan tank?

    The problem lies with the black plastic bracing around the tank which prevents normal clamps to be used... Placing the fan face down does not generate the optimal cooling effect as that of a tilted fan...

    Any ideas to share?
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    Placing the fan face down does not generate the optimal cooling effect as that of a tilted fan...

    I would not say so. Look at NA tanks being cooled in this way. Now in my tank, it put it face down completely. So, in my personal views, it does not matter that much.

    Face down is even better as it is less noticeable than at an angle.
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    placing the fan face down can cool the tank well. however, water surface turbulence may be greater. why not give it a try.
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    i am facing this problem also as mine also a fiveplan tank

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    Quote Originally Posted by tawauboy
    placing the fan face down can cool the tank well. however, water surface turbulence may be greater. why not give it a try.
    but the fan blocks off quite abit of light if I intend to change the fan to a 120mm one instead of my current 80mm fan... My tank temperature currently has a temp of about 28deg using the 80mm... My other tank (2x1ftx1.5ft), using a 120mm fan, tilted at an angle has a temp of about 26.5...

    So intend to change the fan to a 120mm one... Suggestions?
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    something like this ? 120mm x 120mm fan rated at 12VDC , 0.8A . Its mounted on a hinge to allow atriculation of the fan to the desired angle.
    Last edited by xtrekker; 3rd Jan 2010 at 16:30.

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    Hmm... can show the other side?
    I see a bracing... will be interesting if you clip below the bracing instead of above the bracing...
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    Here's the side view....
    Last edited by xtrekker; 3rd Jan 2010 at 16:30.

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    xtrekker, how wide is the aluminium bracket you used as the base? I think I need at least a gap of about 1 inch so that it could be fixed onto a 5-Plan tank...
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    In another version , i have it clipped on to the bracing. I did a fan clip for my friend using U-Channel Aluminium profile to be secured onto his 12mm glass.

    Btw , i did not see any 1" U-channel profiles in neighbourhood hardware shops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtrekker
    something like this ? 120mm x 120mm fan rated at 12VDC , 0.8A . Its mounted on a hinge to allow atriculation of the fan to the desired angle.
    i believe the fan noise will be loud. correct me if i am wrong.
    thomas liew

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    Nope... It is pretty quiet for mine...
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    that's surprising.
    a smaller 80x80mm 12v 0.3a is noisy enough to drive one nuts.
    thomas liew

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    Quote Originally Posted by tawauboy
    i believe the fan noise will be loud. correct me if i am wrong.
    Very loud ! can heard it when before i enter my house .....hahha... anyway doesnot make a difference to me .. cause i am staying beside the expressway. Traffic noise would cover up the noise from the fan

    cheers

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    Maybe because I have a high ceiling, so the noise is not reflected all over the place... But really, I can only hear the fan when I go near the tank...

    Hmmm... Then again, I think it is my sponge filter in another tank that is masking all the noise with the bubbling noise created...

    But I still prefer the 12x12cm fan over the 8x8cm ones... Nice waves created on the surface...
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    I use cloth pegs to secure them on the edge of the tank. However, you cannot achieve more than 30 degrees (around there) with this solution. This is what I have now with 80mm single fans.
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    Don't waste time using fans, get a chiller for optimum results. No offence
    It's not just "Step1: Add Water, Step2: Add Fish" If everything else don't work, add plastic plants and fish

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    Fans is still better than chillers imho...
    Cheap, gets the job done, and cheaper in the long run...
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    Quote Originally Posted by vincentlii
    Don't waste time using fans, get a chiller for optimum results. No offence
    If fans are a waste of time , why there are still so many hobbist using it ?

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    xtrekker,
    i agree with what you say too.
    vincentlii, i hope i can have the same size of budget that you have too

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