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scrkpr
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Joined: 13 Jun 2006
Location: Orlando, Fl

PostPosted: 2006.06.14(Wed)8:02    Post subject: chillers Reply with quote

I live in FL and I need to lower the temp of my tank. Right now it is 82 degrees. I know it will only get hotter. My poor goldies. I found a place online with DIY spec for how to make a chiller for about $150. I have some of the materials to do this. I won;t thave the rest of the money to make it for a little while though. And I'm certain I'm up to DIY. Any ideas on a good CHEAP chiller for a 55 gal tank. or just a safe, long-term way to reduce the temp. I don't want my poor babies to be in that steaming water any longer, they deserve nice cold water so they can grow BIG. And then and new BIG tank....one day:)
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Location: South Africa

PostPosted: 2006.06.14(Wed)8:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most/all chillers (DIY and Commercial) that keep the temp below air temp need some kind of refrigeration unit to achieve this. You do get other methods of cooling water ex. fans, but they can only bring the water temp down so as to mach the air
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