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Hi everyone,

May i know how to cool down a terrestrial or semi-aquatic tank?
i lived in a tropical area where temperatures reach 30 degrees or above.
i know we can use a reef type aquarium chiller to cool down a aquatic tank but how does that work for a terrestrial tank?
is cooling down air easier than water?

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Hi All,

i did some google search and i found something call TEC cooler. i was thinking to mount it on top of a terrestrial tank.
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i found another device that looks like a radiator, i was thinking to connect it to a proper reef chiller and mount it on top of a terrestrial tank.
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the reef chiller is much more expensive than TEC cooler. but i am looking to cool down a couple of tanks. which method is more feasible?

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I don't know how big your tank is, but it I'm using a wine cooler to keep some containers at 15C. They aren't too expensive.



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Hi Niels,

Thanks for advice on wine chiller. are they TEC based or R134 based coolers?



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Hi All,

i found some Big CPU coolers, which i am thinking to hook up to a 1/10HP reef chiller
you think i can drop them into the terrestrial tank to cool down Temp?

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