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Re: Cheap DIY chiller

Postby Aayaan » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:12 am

I have a self-assembled RO unit and a diy ice box ( chiller ) to finish. But not before the next month is over.
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Re: Cheap DIY chiller

Postby arijitphoenix » Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:16 am

Well i kept a couple of cold water tanks for gold fishes and my salamanders, a few years back. I used a simple way. I got a Budweiser mini fridge, drilled a couple of holes. Added a mesh of copper pipe in laid with some anti corrosion PVC, there are people who will give you this pipes in the shop which are actually quite safe. The number of loops is directly proportional to latent temperature, it means the water stays more in the freezer box for longer, getting colder and using the maximum efficiency of the fridge. Rest is very simple, just add a pump or canister inlet. In the whole thing the copper wire cost you 500 bucks and i got the fridge for free.

And Sourav Bhowmick, its good you are trying the cooling gel. But remember its a chiller and not deep freezer, if temperature is not maintained then all fishes will freeze to death. So told you to use the thermostat heater to ensure that temp remains constant.
Hope it help you .
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Re: Cheap DIY chiller

Postby mithun » Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:41 am

2016 is "finish all pending projects" year to me and diy chiller is definitely in the list..
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Re: Cheap DIY chiller

Postby aquarajan » Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:21 am

Najib wrote:Never finished one of the DIY I was was working with my technician.
Have you seen these cadbury chiller boxes kept in the shops?
Yes, they run a small device to keep it cool. The device has both heat and cold on either side. You attach the cooler side to a metal object and pass it along the water. But as suggested above copper is the best for cooling solutions and bad for inverts.
Now, there is something that you all can have a dig at ;)


I guess you are talking about the peltier modules Najib if I am not wrong.
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Re: Cheap DIY chiller

Postby Sourav Bhowmick » Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:18 am

Aayaan wrote:Najib.....How I wish u finished your diy and have it shared with us. Pls make sure you finish it.

Sourav Bhowmick.....Why don't you show us the finished diy to us. Would love to have a good look at it. It doesn't have to look professional, its a diy remember.

Actually I am into this hobby for less than one year. And I want to keep my tank maintenance very low. If I feel that I need a chiller to cope with summer heat I'll surely go for it. :)
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Re: Cheap DIY chiller

Postby xarg0n » Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:16 pm

aquarajan wrote:
Najib wrote:Never finished one of the DIY I was was working with my technician.
Have you seen these cadbury chiller boxes kept in the shops?
Yes, they run a small device to keep it cool. The device has both heat and cold on either side. You attach the cooler side to a metal object and pass it along the water. But as suggested above copper is the best for cooling solutions and bad for inverts.
Now, there is something that you all can have a dig at ;)


I guess you are talking about the peltier modules Najib if I am not wrong.

Yes he is..
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