Hi again everyone...
Well I do have a chiller ready for when I set up my tank soon but it is not really for a 250 more like 175 to 200 I believe.. (however we do keep our house at a comfortable temp year round and have never had a chiller for my previous reefs so I think it's fine for a F/O possibly a FOWLR
I do like to get creative though! and heres the thing.. I got hold of a window A/C unit that works but the blower fan is shot (No big deal!) and here are my thoughts....
I have seen the ways others have used the cooling coil units in tubs with water and hoses yadda yadda.... My thought is to cut the tubes where they enter/ exit the coil unit and weld(?)Bond) the tubes with either Aluminum tubing (Cheap, extremely easy to work with and readily available... ? though is it corrosive in salt H2O??) or if it is easy to work with stainless (again is it corrosive?).
I want to run the coil tubes through a wet dry filter filled with bio balls. This should chill the water very nicely as small sized water droplets will be splattering off the cold metal tubing.
If you think that is a bad idea the other is to wrap the coil tubing around a 2" PVC
pipe plugged at both ends and inserted into a 3" PVC
pipe fitted with inlet and outlet barbs and run the water through the tube off a power head from one sump to the other ( I'm thinking maybe 48" pipe) or better yet incorporate a UV
sterilizer in there as well!! Low temps and UV
should be a definate killer!
As for the fan to blow on the side that normally is outside ( the one thats dead on my unit.) I was thinking a series of computer fans would move good amounts of air, run quiet and be low profile and energy efficient.
I'd like to see if there is any way to convert the thermostat controls to a digi set up??
Any Thoughts? Do you think it's possible? why not? etc.