Hey everyone.... my first post, because i have questions regarding a chiller i wanted to construct.
I am normally a PC person.. i used to take fish tanks as a hobby a long time ago, and took a break.
Saw how much technology advanced on the fish tank side.. also saw how much is cross compatiable to PC cooling now, that i decided to build a nice fish tank.
The problem is this.. i have a TEC chiller, able to handle roughly around 320W with holding a D/T of about 20 from hot and cold.
I know most metals are not safe in the fish tank... So i was thinking of using a titanium tube to place inside the tank.
The titanium tube will be on a closed loop fill with antifreeze, and the coolant inside the cold loop will never mix with the aquarium unless the titanium tube ruptures somehow..
Koolance has a stainless steel heat exchanger... i was wondering if stainless steel is a no no? If i could use the stainless steel heat exchanger, i could just take the aqiarum water feed it though one side of the exchanger.
This is the TEC's i will use for the chiller:
I am going to cool the hotside with this guy i had for PC benching.
i was also thinking of tying that guy to my LED setup so i could also watercool the hotside as well as the TEC's... basically get 2 birds with 1 stone...
So which route do you guys feel is the best?
go with the Tiantium tubes... bend them so its a U and then it hangs off the side?
Or go with the stainless steel heat exchanger?
Oh and yes i know getting a new premade chiller will be cheaper.. but.. i have all the parts already which are sitting unused.. i was thinking i could do something fun since i love moding...
Also i have a temp control on the TEC unit... what range of cooling would u guys recommend for the TEC's to shut off? im trying to figure that out as well..
thank you for your time.