User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Most Efficient Cooling System...

  1. #1
    A yellow M&M Jefforever's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    over the rainbow (in the U.S.)
    Posts
    1,637
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Exclamation Most Efficient Cooling System...

    I just bought a used 50 gallon tank, which I stuck all my helis, my Prolifera, highland Nep seeds, adelaes, and bladderworts in. I really need a way to cool these plants because they all love it cool and humid. I have another tank which uses water that circulates through a fridge and cools it off, but doing the same for this one would be ugly and expensive. I've heard of "peltiers". Could I use one with a fan blowing over it to cool off my tank? Don't peltiers generate a lot of heat? Thanks for any comments.


    - Jeff

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Hamakua Coast,Hawaii,USA
    Posts
    1,235
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Whoops double posted

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Hamakua Coast,Hawaii,USA
    Posts
    1,235
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Okay a peltier sucks heat from one end and takes it to the other end simple you need on the hot side heat sink grease heat sink then fan. They take like 3 amps of power so you need a capable power adapter. For the fan you would use a cheap thrift store power adapter if the fan is rated at say 12 volts and 400 miliamps(.4 amps) you would want to find something like 12 volts and 300 miliamps or somehing around there. Any other questions shoot them at me

  4. #4
    Stay chooned in for more! Clint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Metro Atlanta Area
    Posts
    9,681
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think you'd need like.. many? They aren't big right?

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Hamakua Coast,Hawaii,USA
    Posts
    1,235
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't know how many peltier units you would need.

  6. #6
    Hello, I must be going... Not a Number's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    7,506
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You can find surplus Peltier units that were used in hot/cold picnic coolers - bigger than CPU coolers.
    Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •