Originally Posted by yohann976
I thought that I would try out heat dissipation with a large fan pointing at the water surface of my tank and......SUCCESS!!!! My tank was held at a constant 84 degrees all day.
I'm not sure how I am going to handle the Summer months here in AU. It's coming into Winter now and the temp is at the ideal spot but come Summer the ambient heat alone is enough to bring it up to 30C.
I'm about half way through mounting some fans on my hood to draw heat away from the cannope but am considoring a DIY chiller.
Do they really not work? I get the impression some are just coiling tubing in a mini-fridge and I recon that probably wouldn't work, but what about my idea (see DIY forum) where in the fridge the tubing is coiled in a container of water inside the min-fridge? The container or water will always remain cold and thus if you coil the tubing in that then with the appropriate flow rate it would work?
What do you think? Failing that I think it's going to be fans mounted on the roof pointing down at the water surface. Pretty ugly.