06-27-2011, 05:19 PM
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| | Re: Aquariam Chiller
Originally Posted by Tikulila
ah well its a really good idea but i cant use that, or anthing else which uses vaporization.
This is because i live near the sea, so the humidity is alwayes between 70-80% water just wont vaporize, so i guess im back to the drawing board, does anyone have an idea to a good heat conductive matereial which is aquariam safe?
I live in the Caribbean basin, somewhat close to the shore, with high humidity. I have used both micro-chillers and fans with success in the truly hot days.
We have high humidity all year long. That doesn't mean I cannot use fans to evaporate water from aquarium and that way get a couple of degrees (up to 3C close to surface level) lower than ambient temperature. For more than that I'm afraid a chiller is the only way around.
DIY chiller with dry-ice pellets (frozen CO2) may work if a thin walled hose is somehow coiled and covered with it. Dry ice is dangerous in two ways: one, it should never be touched by skin since it has a temperature below -100F and so it will cause severe skin burn; two, it should be used only in well ventilated spaces since solid CO2 doesn't melt into liquid but goes straight ahead into gas so in a closed room it represents a risk for breathing problems to say the least. It cost around 1$ per pound and should last about one day.
Water may not evaporate as fast as in places with lower humidity but nevertheless it evaporates.
I would at least try running fans blowing to the water surface.
Last edited by pepetj; 06-27-2011 at 05:31 PM..