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post #11 of 15 Old 07-10-2010, 08:08 PM
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That is so awesome, not only are you helping to keep your tank cool your probably cooling the house a bit too, I'd hate to see how much water you lose due to evaporation daily though.
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post #12 of 15 Old 07-10-2010, 08:52 PM
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lol, I have to top off almost a gallon per day.

but yeah, the fish room is nice and cool during the day, I have fans on 5 tanks in there. Now if I could hook up the fans to thermostats, that would rock. But for now the heater kicks on every hour to heat up the tank. *grumble*
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As far as I know, evaporative cooling is still taught in elementary school... At least it was when I went through about 15 years ago. But here's a refresher: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evaporative_cooling

It's the same idea behind a swamp cooler. It's how you can keep a 20g tank very cool. I'll take a picture.

Anyhow, works for me, maybe no one else.
Soooo.... Where did you get that cooling unit for your tank, and was it crazy expensive?

Mantis shrimp ate my baby.
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post #14 of 15 Old 07-10-2010, 10:59 PM
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I got it at walmart a few years ago for 10 dollars.

It's just a tower fan with a flat face turned sideways and put on top of my open tank.
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I got it at walmart a few years ago for 10 dollars.

It's just a tower fan with a flat face turned sideways and put on top of my open tank.
LoL, sweet.

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