First of all ---- I'm back from the dead... again!
Second of all --- funny how every time I re-emerge from my cave I see yet another crazy innovative thread about terrarium cooling and/or humidity control. Fantastic stuff.
I'm about to downsize my setup... it's a little crazy, and I've been slowly editing my collection down to a few of my favorite plants, and they should fit in a 24" x 18" x 18" terrarium at this point.
Bonus for me: easier to cool and humidify an enclosed terrarium
Bonus for y'all: a rather large (though modestly curated) plant giveaway is on the horizon!
-------My actual question!---------
I can't find any water coolers near me, and they are a bit large for my tastes. We've talked about using Peltier devices and other random thermoelectric coolers to do the job. General consensus is that they don't work well enough. BUT, check this thing out:
It's a thermoelectric cooler, but more importantly, it's nice and compact. Given that robthered' (and others') design for a cooling system involves a relatively small amount of cooling fluid in a closed system, my hypothesis is that the thermoelectric cooler will be plenty to keep the liquid chilly enough to control temperatures in a terrarium.
Anyone care to enlighten me (read: debunk my hypothesis)? If you all think this will work, I'm prepared to pull the trigger on this new setup ASAP!