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Default Tank Chillers- Has anyone attempted DIY?

As the Australian heat increases during the summer (42C, 110F predicted next week) I am finding my chilling fans just aren't keeping my tank temp down enough and I will need a chiller, especially before next week.

I don't know about other countries, but over here chillers start at about $250, which I don't have disposable right now. I've seen videos making DIY chillers (much cheaper and energy efficient) using a mini fridge and tubing etc.

I was just wondering whether anyone had actually done this or tried this? If so, did it work/is it effective?

Alternatively, if anyone has any constant cooling methods other than fans/chillers, please let me know!! Thanks

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Default Re: Tank Chillers- Has anyone attempted DIY?
Check out #7 with the water cooler. I tried to find the thread where someone did it, and explains its full build and installation but couldn't find it. The idea is pretty simple, just using a water cooler for drinking purposes but as an aquarium chiller and relaying the cold water back to the aquarium.
I live farther north so I just use a couple clip-on desktop fans and it lowers the temp by 3-4 degrees F.

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