| | Re: Naive water cooler system?
i have done some more research. it seems like pumping water from the tank to a Styrofoam cooler box will lose efficiency where heat will be gained thru the pipings and the tank itself as the tank and pipes are poorly insulated. and also this involves even larger volume of water in the tank and cooler....
1) Therefore i decided to build a "Newt Tank" out of a 17-15 gallon Styrofoam cooler box itself instead.
the front part of the Styrofoam cooler box will be cut out and replace with a 5mm clear glass or acrylic sealed with sillcone gule.
2) The Styrofoam cooler box will be painted with Mid Grey color acrylic paint to prevent seepage of water, surface protection and also better looking both internal and externally. Rock like colors.
3) A small 5mm hole will be drilled on the top back of the Styrofoam cooler box to allow the air pump tubing to enter and power the sponge filter and areate the tank.
4) Ice gel packs can be sealed in a Ziplock bags to prevent leakage and then placed into the Styrofoam cooler box to cool off the water. this needs to be replace each day.
5) More advance setup, will include a small TEM chiller fitted to the back of the Styrofoam cooler box to cool off the water.
what do u think folks?