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Re: cooling down your water
- To: Aquatic Plants Digest <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Re: cooling down your water
- From: Eric McGlohon <eric at dekard_com>
- Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 17:56:25 -0400
- In-reply-to: <no.id>; from shieber at yahoo_com on Thu, May 16, 2002 at 03:09:02AM -0700
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On Thu, May 16, 2002 at 03:09:02AM -0700, S. Hieber wrote:
> Just thinking out loud: This might or might not be more complicated
> than float switches & sumps that run as part of your aquarium's water
> system. You can cool a "tray" of water through which you run a tube
> that carries the aquarium water. The aquarium water can be cooled
> without excelerated evaporation. Any evaporation occurs in the cooling
> tray water instead of hte aquarium or sump water. The cooling tray
> water can be replenished once day or once a month, etc. depending on
> it's depth. You wouldn't need valves or precise flows to maintain tank
> water levels. You could even have glass covers on your aquarium to
> minimize evaporation of the aquarium water.
I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "cooling tray." There are
some DIY chillers out there that coil a bunch of tubing in a
refrigerator and pump water from the aquarium into it and back out.
AFAIK it works, but not as well as a regular reef chiller would.
Check these out:
Do a google search on "diy aquarium chiller".