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Idea for cooling a viv

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Posted by: postal at Thu Aug 14 16:26:39 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by postal ]  
   

Has anyone considered trying this?

Several years ago someone invented a solid state electric cooling element which runs of DC current. There are now portable electric coolers that dont use ice like a normal cooler or ice chest.

I did a quick search and found portable coolers and electric cooled wine racks for $50-80.

I'm considering buying one, tearing it apart to get the cooling elements and controls out of it, and mounting it on the outside backwall or under the the bottom glass in a false bottom.

The idea is to keep the tank cool in summer without wreacking havoc on my electric bill running the air conditioner all the time.... This "thermo electric" solid state device (I dont know the actual material name) uses DC voltage to heat *OR* cool. Reverse the polarity of the current, and it will heat instead of cool. Instead of using an electric heat pad under a viv, tearing apart a cooler or wine chiller can give you heat AND COOL!!!!! The portable coolers have a switch to make them heat instead of cool- Supposed to use very little electricity as well.

I'm waiting to start a new viv build due to lack of funds, but I'm SERIOUSLY thinking about incorporating this into the design.

-------from an online store------ electric wine cooler

List price: $79.99

Keep your whites chilled at the temperature you prefer in this 8-bottle cellar that fits beautifully in a bar, dining or kitchen setting
An LED displays temperature and adjustable control; an interior light illuminates the bottles inside
Features an advanced heat dissipation system and thermoelectric cooling system; compressor-free design operates silently without vibrating
Tempered glass door; sleek stainless steel exterior in red finish; adjustable level legs; flush back design; UL listed
10.7Hx19.6Wx16.2D" See Features and Additional Info for more details.
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Whaddya think? Good idea? GREAT IDEA????

regards,
Postal


   

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