Water Cooling Solutions

Discussion in 'Temperature' started by JLeeM, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. JLeeMWell Known MemberMember

    Hey guys. I have an interesting question this time that I never thought I'd be asking.

    Let's set the stage first.

    Water sitting in an aquarium at my place, with no heater tends to sit at around 68-69 Fahrenheit. Sometimes though, it gets up to about 71.

    How could I consistently get the water at 64-66, keep it stable, and cause minimal current under the surface of the water, in more than likely a 20 long tank?

    Looking for the best, easiest, and most reliable ideas. Thanks in advance.

    EDIT: Obviously, the best is a chiller. But let's be real, they're crazy expensive.
  2. GiulWell Known MemberMember

    Do you have a kid? In the summer I have to remove my lid to cool my tank. If you have a small fan you can use that to cool the surface of the water (which will then circulate around the aquarium)

  3. JLeeMWell Known MemberMember

    Do you think that would consistently cool it off at a stable 2-6 degrees less?
  4. GiulWell Known MemberMember

    It may, it also depends on the temperature of the room. What species are you keeping? Is it really that important to keep the temperature so low?
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2019
  5. Morpheus1967Well Known MemberMember

    If you want it stable I don't see any other option than the chiller.
  6. JLeeMWell Known MemberMember

    Very important. Thinking about getting an axolotl.
  7. BRPWell Known MemberMember

    These things work wonderfully, available with less fans too.


    The tank water cools because of evaporation. If you know something about electricity you could ad a thermostat too.
  8. JLeeMWell Known MemberMember

    I did look into those, and am still looking at different kinds. I wonder how loud it is?
  9. BRPWell Known MemberMember

    I assume it can be compared with computer fans. Actually I read about someone making her own from computer fans.