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Aquarium Cooling

Postby Blötdjur on Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:12 pm

I have a lot of water containers that need cooling, and even if I only had one, maybe I wouldn't want to put down big bottles of ice there.

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This builds on the principle that heat spreads much better in water than in air. Of course you might want to use isolation outside the aquariums and "radiators" inside.

Only a weak pump is needed because the water returns to the same level. Of course, you might need to fill the tubing at first in some way.

Additonally you might want to aim a fan at the cooling container and/or route the tubing through a water container in a fridge/freeezer (I hope a freezer will work?).

Or you might just connect the tubing to a tap or a pump in a well or something instead.

Also, LED lighting is very cool!
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Postby rpilla001 on Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:13 pm

A primative heat exchanger. that works very well.
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Postby Blötdjur on Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:38 am

This can also help distribution of heat among many containers, more like having a big tank, except you can have different salinities and such!
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Postby Pollux on Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:16 am

i think i remember jonfr thinking about maybe doing something similar, except pipeing it outside to use his icelandic weather for the cooling.
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