Re: NANFA-L-- Homemade chiller
Wed, 31 May 2006 04:14:33 EDT

In a message dated 5/31/2006 1:10:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

My problem is my native fish need cooler temps. The
house sits on 78F during the summer and 70F in winter
as it is cheaper to heat the whole house than to run
tank heaters in all my 32 tanks for my warm water
friends. So I am going to have to come up with a way
of cooling a tank for natives(which will probly be
another year away) now that yall got me hooked. And to
think I joined this list to only find native killies.

Later, John

I am fortunate (?) enough to have a wife who is going through menopause and
she likes the house to be cold, not cool, cold! This transfers directly to the
aquarium so get to keep my aquariums cool and please wife-in-the same time.
Of course this has the draw back of having to live in a cold house and wear
on my much over worked whole house AC unit. At some point I was really into
the whole live reef hobby and if I remember correctly someone made a really
nifty AC unit that had a titanium probe that you dropped into the sump to keep
the high temperature lights from cooking your corals. That was many years ago
so the technology should have been improved quite a bit by now. A small old
window AC unit should be able to be converted over to having the cooling coils
in a probe of some sort. It might be a great way to bring down the water
temps. I'm not sure where fish tank cooler technology stands right now but it
should be both cheaper and more efficient by now.

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