Yes, I'm thinking of using the jockey box (on the left) filled with water to store the cold during the day and then run the cold water through the immersion cooler (on the right) in the evening to cool the terrarium.
Okay so the jockey box idea didn't pan out, too much of the apparatus was in the ambient air and nullified any cooling.
Version 2.0 starts with attaching a coil of copper tubing to egg crate.
This is it flipped over to be placed in the terrarium.
I used pieces of 1 inch PVC to elevate the egg crate. I also added in an air stone to circulate the terrarium water.
I put the egg crate in and added water until it was just above the top of the egg crate.
All plumbed up using a pump/reservoir I got from my nephew who recently updated his gaming computer.
I ran it overnight and although the air temp only dropped a few degrees to 20, the water in the bottom was at 15. I think this is promising and the next thing I need to work on is insulation. I had 2 sheets of Coroplast on the bottom for insulation but the sides had nothing and the top is thin plywood.
Last Edit: Aug 28, 2017 12:26:18 GMT -5 by yukondave
Thanks Willy. It turns out it didn't have any net effect, I think the additional cooling I gained was offset by pushing ambient air into the water. This may be a good thing as I can have constant air movement without additional warming.
Last Edit: Aug 28, 2017 14:05:15 GMT -5 by yukondave
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