Cooling biocube during heat wave...

Discussion in 'DIY' started by Klems, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. Klems

    Klems Supporting Member

    Hi all, I have decided to try to keep my nano tank cool by using a small fan positioned directly on the outside wall of the tank and hook it up to my RKL so that it turns on when items is over 78.5 and off below 78.4. Has worked pretty good so far today...and does not really cause a lot of evaporation unlike blowing it directly across the water surface.
     

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  2. tankguy

    tankguy Vice President

    If it works for you great. Summer's are not my fun time of year with my tank
     
  3. OnTheReef

    OnTheReef OnTheReef (Eric)

    I've done a few things to cool down a tank in a pinch, such as a Ziplock bag of ice cubes in one of the rear compartments or a fan blowing on or over the tank as @Klems did. I finally plumbed a chiller to my JBJ Nanocube 24. I enlarged the hole at the top rear enough to accommodate a pair of 3/8" vinyl tubes. The chiller loop is being run by an Aquaclear Powerhead 404. I'd love to use a piezoelectric cooler such as http://www.marinedepot.com/chillers_coolworks_iceprobe_information-ap.html, but I have not found one yet that did not require me to drill the tank.
     
  4. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    I havent turned on my fans one day this summer. I usually bust out the fan when air temp reaches 88 or higher.

    My 14 gallon biocube has stayed at 78-79 thus far.
     

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