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Re: [APD] Re: chillers and cooling
You'd be surprised. When I had my 180 gallon reef running with 1200 watts
of metal halides, a 7" running over the surface of the sump could drop the
temp 2 degrees or more without much trouble, and that was in 100+ degree
Denver heat with no A/C. The dryness here probably helps significantly, but
the principle is the same. The only cooling in the completely enclosed
canopy was a pair of 4" fans.
----- Original Message -----
From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>
To: "aquatic plants digest" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2003 8:46 PM
Subject: Re: [APD] Re: chillers and cooling
> It is just so.
> Hard to keep your tank cool when the room temps reaches 90
> degrees ;-).
> --- Thomas Barr <tcbiii at earthlink_net> wrote:
> > > Onc ethe amobient temp gets up to a certain point, the
> > nly
> > > way to kepp your water cool is to chill, either with an
> > > earthen heat sink or pelterie type chiller or "freon"
> > type
> > > chiller. There are some other more exoctic options.
> > You can use a fans and evaporational cooling works well
> > and cost much less.
> > It's not going to pull it down a lot vs a Chiller, but it
> > often keeps the
> > temp down enough during the afternoon heat.
> > Regards,
> > Tom Barr
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