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Cool tube cool enough?
    #369204 - 02/21/10 12:09 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

Suppose one has a 400 w HPS in a 2x2x4 area.  Would a cool tube provide sufficient cooling? or is a fan needed as well?


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Re: Cool tube cool enough? [Re: skullhuman]
    #369208 - 02/21/10 12:19 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

You will need a fan for moving air.

The cool tube is for heat controll of the light.


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Re: Cool tube cool enough? [Re: KaptKid]
    #369211 - 02/21/10 12:25 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

The cooltube deal makes the lamps last longer and run more efficiently..and its easier to control the heat in the grow area to some degree


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Re: Cool tube cool enough? [Re: skullhuman]
    #369212 - 02/21/10 12:25 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

I know.. but tube in itself = sufficient cooling? If this equation is correct, I'm wondering why add a fan for air movement to it? It occurs to me that high temps of a fanless setup would pose a hazard, but I'd like a definitive explanation, just to confirm.


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Re: Cool tube cool enough? [Re: mhbound]
    #369214 - 02/21/10 12:25 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

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mhbound said:
The cooltube deal makes the lamps last longer and run more efficiently..and its easier to control the heat in the grow area to some degree




I've read of some who are able to have their plants actually touching the tube.  Sounds pretty effective.


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Re: Cool tube cool enough? [Re: skullhuman]
    #369221 - 02/21/10 12:52 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

you're not understanding how the tube works here. the cool tube doesn't do anything whatsoever without a fan drawing air through it. the tube is there to remove the hot air from around the bulb, but without a fan to provide airflow through the cooltube it's basically like the tube isn't there at all.


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Re: Cool tube cool enough? [Re: Harry_Ba11sach] * 1
    #369225 - 02/21/10 12:56 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

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Harry_Ba11sach said:
you're not understanding how the tube works here.




Exactly the reason I made this post.


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Re: Cool tube cool enough? [Re: skullhuman]
    #369227 - 02/21/10 12:57 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

:lol: word


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Re: Cool tube cool enough? [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #369230 - 02/21/10 01:01 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

Thanks for helping me get it.


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Re: Cool tube cool enough? [Re: skullhuman]
    #369261 - 02/21/10 02:00 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

harry, you got burned dude


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Re: Cool tube cool enough? [Re: mhbound]
    #369283 - 02/21/10 02:37 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

lol I got burned? I didn't realize, but I'm cool with it. :tongue:


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Re: Cool tube cool enough? [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #369287 - 02/21/10 02:38 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

I didn't see it that way.


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Re: Cool tube cool enough? [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #369309 - 02/21/10 03:08 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

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Harry_Ba11sach said:
lol I got burned?




While teaching someone how to be cool, even. :grin:


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Re: Cool tube cool enough? [Re: skullhuman]
    #370222 - 02/22/10 04:55 AM (6 years, 9 months ago)

Yeah cooltubes are the shit! But like harry said, worthless unless you got air getting pulled through it.



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Re: Cool tube cool enough? [Re: TomCollins]
    #370223 - 02/22/10 04:56 AM (6 years, 9 months ago)

Counter-productive if you don't get air pulling through them


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Re: Cool tube cool enough? [Re: mhbound]
    #370925 - 02/22/10 08:41 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

Which leads me to a conflicted state, as I've heard from others that pushing air through a tube has been superior for light cooling in their experience.  Are they mistaken? I understand that pulling air is more efficient than pushing, so theoretically they must be plain wrong.


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Re: Cool tube cool enough? [Re: skullhuman]
    #370941 - 02/22/10 08:55 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

no you are right because the air outside of the box pulling in would be cooler than the air being sucked from the air warmed by the light on the inside

yea, that


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Re: Cool tube cool enough? [Re: mhbound]
    #371113 - 02/22/10 10:12 PM (6 years, 9 months ago)

No the others are right. You want to PUSH through the tube. And PULL through your filter. Check your other post.


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