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Old 08-28-2018, 11:36 PM
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Default Peltier Cooler for Small Exo Terra

I found it had to keep temp lower than 82, so, I cobbled together parts to make an AC Now it's a cool 78.....

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Old 08-29-2018, 12:02 AM
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Please show us how you did it. I need something like this myself.
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Old 08-29-2018, 11:50 AM
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Yes please I would love a how to I need this as well

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Old 08-31-2018, 02:19 AM
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Parts List:

Peltier cooler kit sizes vary - https://tinyurl.com/ya244zx5


Temp Controller - https://tinyurl.com/y9r8h3et

Power Supply - Link

1-1/4" acrylic tube Link

Wiring is straight forward (reds to reds, blacks to blacks) and the basic instruction for the controller aren't that bad to follow.

Note: sensor that came with controller is short and junk. Go for this Link instead.

Use a heat gun to soften the acrylic or regular PVC tube to form the shape to accept the small fan (cold side). While still soft press to get a tight fit.
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Default Re: Peltier Cooler for Small Exo Terra

The first two links are not working...
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Old 09-01-2018, 02:08 AM
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Default Re: Peltier Cooler for Small Exo Terra

Odd?

Try this:

Peltier cooler kit sizes vary Link

Temp Controller Link
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Old 09-01-2018, 02:15 AM
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Thanks for being so helpful man!

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Default Re: Peltier Cooler for Small Exo Terra

That's really sweet. I can think of all sorts of uses for a Peltier cooler.
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Update: I added duct work to recycle tank air to avoid humidity swings attributed to pumping room air in to the environment when to cooler is on.
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Default Re: Peltier Cooler for Small Exo Terra

Have you given any thought to selling these? What do you think it would cost to reproduce the one you have there? I don't have a problem with heat in my tanks (mostly due to running the house AC cooler than I would otherwise run it without frogs) but a lot of folks struggle with high temps in their dart tanks.

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Hi Mark,

I probably have $35 dollars in materials and a couple of hours worth of time. I don't have any plan to sell these. But, I'd be glad to offer my experiences and suggestions to the DIYers in the group should they need more detailed explanations of how I made mine.
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Good to know, Chuck. Thanks for sharing.
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