Re: NANFA-- Christmas Goodies, Car Adapters

Bob Culler (
Wed, 02 Jan 2002 16:23:47 -0500

At 03:36 PM 1/2/02 -0500, you wrote:

>good luck... if you are successful it would make a great artical for ac...
>also if someone could successfully convert a dorm frig to a aquarium chiller
>would be cool to. still the best system ive seen is pat johnsons.
>btw... in a new mag or catalog i have a $100. chiller is advertized. it seems
>to require poking thru the underside of a tank... thus protruding into the
>tank itself. one would have to drill for a bulkhead and snug leakproof
>install. the 5" tall element sits atop a base and heat exchange unit. my
>thoughts on this are not only is drilling a tank a problem but heat rises
>warming the underside of the tank and would counter effect the cold element
>in the tank itself. a bit awkward.

One of these days, I'm gonna finish my dorm fridge chiller. I have most of
it done, but I don't know if it will fit the space I have for it yet.

Those Ice Probes do look cool. (Sorry!) You can put them anywhere they will
stay submerged, not just the bottom of the tank. I would bet you could put
one in a wet-dry filter sump very easily.

Ranger Bob
Kingsport, TN
"The power of humans to degrade the natural world is awesome; the
capability to reconstitute it later is mythical."

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