Joined: Oct 25, 2014 Posts: 82 Location: Mumbai Thane (w)
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:42 am Post subject: Diy Cooling Fan
Hope You doing Fine
I have just moved to planted tanks and have been noticing my tank temp is always on the giher side so was informed to cut some places for pc cooling fans an a exhaust im not sure if this is right
i have 4 t5 (6500K) i think i do not know how many watts
i have a 36X15X15 tank
i will post a pic so u can understand what i am saying
Joined: Aug 01, 2014 Posts: 250 Location: Malleswaram, Bangalore
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:25 pm Post subject: Re: Diy Cooling Fan
Thats right Nik.
But I feel its better if you address both the below issues:
1. Take out the hot air from the lights
2. Hit the water with air to increase evaporation. More evaporation = cooler water
For 1, you need to place the fans like as exhaust so air is blown out and away from the hood.
For 2, you need to place fans so the air hits the water surface (best at an angle then parallel). This will reduce the water temperature to 2-3 degrees C.
Joined: Nov 15, 2010 Posts: 144 Location: Powai, Mumbai
Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:27 pm Post subject: Re: Diy Cooling Fan
Please keep in mind that in a humid weather like Mumbai, especially in the rainy season, you may not get a huge drop in temperatures due to evaporation.
But your lights can definitely be fitted with fans to extend their life.
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