Red Sea Max S 650 LED Cooling Fan Addition

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  1. emvanburen

    emvanburen Well-Known Member

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    Dealing with the summer heat - and losing. Decided to add an Ice Cap fan in the light bar. Made rails out of aluminum angle stock. [​IMG]

    Painted black and bolted to the fan (with loctite). Looks pretty pro.
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    The fan has a thermistor that regulates speed. To put it on full I tucked it into the heat sink of a neighboring light. May not need it on full however and if it performs well may run it on slow for a quieter operation. One day’s work, all items on hand. Best kind of project. And my wife wonders why I stockpile!


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    That's a good project. Keep an eye on the amount of salt creep you get around your tank. That can play havoc with any electronic or metal stuff around your tank.
     
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    Heat is really high these days, I hope your project works!


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    So far it is able to knock the tank temp down during the afternoon heat. I’m going to try tomorrow with it on slow / quiet mode.

    Also thinking a hit putting one over my house!


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    Thanks. I’ll keep an eye on the creep! The lights are up there too so hopefully no worse.


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    Why don’t you use a chiller?
     
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    Chillers are expensive. You try the inexpensive solution first and go to a chiller if there is no other way.
     
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    Spot on. Additionally they are large.
    The fan seems to be working well so far.


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    Looks sharp! As soon as i start seeing my temp swings, i may be using this as a guide for something similar. :D
     
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