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    That setup is amazing. I'll take two!! Do they come in black?

    Not a big ampullaria fan, but that pot/tray setup you have yours in is awesome. Love the moss..

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    Love your setup

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    nice setup, looks hi-tech

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    Woweee. So what is the coolant in the freezer? Could you explain the whole cooling setup more? Wonder what it costs to run something like that.

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    Thanks for the compliments!

    JDW, the coolant is standard antifreeze for automobiles. It's been diluted some with water to save money but the concentration is high enough that it will remain liquid at 20 degrees F. The chest freezer has a temperature control with a sensor probe in the actual antifreeze reservoir. The freezer will turn on an cool the antifreeze to this 20 degree set point and then turn off. Chest freezers can cool far lower than 20 degrees F so this addition temperature control is in place to keep the coolant from dropping to much lower temps which may wear down the life of the pump or ice up the in line radiator. The radiator I use can be found on amazon under the name "ice box 6 inch water cooled heat exchanger". Also the pump which runs the antifreeze through the heat exchanger is called a "pond master series 7".

    The reason I chose this system is because with the large reservoir the system can actually maintain significant cooling throughout the night. Also since the cooling system recirculates air from inside the tank and passes it through an ultrasonic humidifier after the heat exchanger, the air doesnt become dried out by the cooling system the way an air conditioner would drop the humidity.

    Let me know if you have more questions!
    Matt

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    Very nice! Did you figure that out all on your own? Isn't DIY so much fun

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    This is exactly what I've been trying to describe to people on how to do a chamber like this. Very nice very awesome.

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    I am absolutely amazed by your setup! It is truly inspirational.

    Kenny

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