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Old 05-01-2012, 8:56 PM   #1
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Quiet fans?

I am running two fans to keep the temperature of my metal halides down inside my canopy. They are about four and a half inches. They seem to be a bit loud and I was hoping someone might be able to recommend some relatively quiet fans.

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Old 05-01-2012, 10:15 PM   #2
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I bought some from cooler guys that are very quiet. Let me look in the morning and I'll let you know what model they are

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generally speaking...the larger the fan the slower it has to spin. the slower the fan needs to spin the quieter it will be.

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I believe these are the ones i got


http://www.coolerguys.com/840556093114.html

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Thanks for the advise on the ones that you use. I looked at them and found out after Googling the fans that I already had that they are about the same as far as noise level goes. I think I am especially sensitive because my tank is in my living room and noises can really get under my skin. That being said I did some more research and decided to switch my 115v fans for a couple 12v computer case fans. I went with a couple Cooler Master fans that are rated for 3 CFM less than my original ones but are 13 decibels quieter. So far I could not be happier, I really have to listen to even be able to notice them.

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I use stealth fans and love them.

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You can also try running 12v fans at a lower voltage. They will push less air but be much quieter.

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