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Old 11-09-2009, 02:50 AM #1
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hippies water cooled over-haul. (iceboxes)

here it is folks!
its very effeciant.

enjoy! ask questions! learn! upgrade!

the heart, a 2HP JBJ arctica chiller. titanium core, for coarl reefs.
220v 30 amps.

1" PVC, mostly insulated, with GH1250gph inline 1" pump. 140$, very quiet. very powerful.


haha- the 'muffler' i just installed for my 'air-a/c'...total waste now...

25 gallon "tub" (recycled 0$)
complete with cloudy water.

pumps....

1250, gph (eco, real cheap, probably not 1250gph)
1056, 633, 400

1250 goes to 2ed room with 3/4 going to 3 8" boxes.

400 goes to my 8" on the can 100, hung from the cieling.

633 goes to 6" #1 &2 on the left mover.

1056 goes to 4 6" boxes on the middle and right mover, 3/4 trunk broken into 2x 1/2.

cost about 1200 on iceboxes.
about 250 on insulation, plumbing(pvc, joints, valves, click-clamps, tape, etc)
45$ on 200' black poly 1/2" 40$ on 30' black poly 3/4".
160$ on the 5 pumps in the water, 140$ on the big pump.
1835 so far... probably some extra for gas and such.
i droped about 750 on 4 6" fans and 1 8" fan, but depending on perspective there essential anyways.


the chiller can vary, i got mine used for a hell of a deal.
a bit of a headache with all the movers. atleast to setup.
and requires de-humys to control dew on the lines. other then that.
pffft awsome.

total control. less power useage.

again, let me know what you think, and when your going to upgrade.
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:02 AM #2
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DAMN man

nice set up

You have it goin on, very impressive
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Wow! im impressed! That's one hell of a chiller. Nice job!
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Your light rails seem to be at or around capacity. Might want to keep a spare parts kit around for those in case the drive-wheel fails.

Otherwise awesome! How much light are you cooling with the 2hp and do you feel it's sufficient? What % of the time does the compressor run during the operating cycle?

Consider a manifold design (as shown in the Hydro Innovations youtube videos) so you could use a single pump to drive the whole works. This would help get the weight of the water hoses off each light rail.

Apparently you can also run food-grade propelyne glycol (antifreeze) in your chiller reservoir for more efficiency. Anyplace you can insulate will help too--like your reservoir and some of the piping.
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400 goes to my 8" on the can 100, hung from the cieling.


Thanks for the pics of your room and setup.

From the pic above, it looks like you've got far too much weight being carried on those open eye hooks. Those cans are heavy. One of the hooks appears to be spreading already. I'd fix that if I were you. That's a very serious accident - waiting to happen.

Even if you dodge that bullet, your plants and the rest of your hardware are very unlikely to. $2 in parts, a stepladder and five minutes of your time will make you happy and safe.

Be well and enjoy the new chiller.
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this garden lady out of the loop...
is this a system to water-cool lights?

enjoy your garden!
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:59 AM #7
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Thanks for the pics of your room and setup.

From the pic above, it looks like you've got far too much weight being carried on those open eye hooks. Those cans are heavy. One of the hooks appears to be spreading already. I'd fix that if I were you. That's a very serious accident - waiting to happen.

Even if you dodge that bullet, your plants and the rest of your hardware are very unlikely to. $2 in parts, a stepladder and five minutes of your time will make you happy and safe.

Be well and enjoy the new chiller.
id like to over-do everything, they do look wimpy in the pic, but i assure it holds, as i can ALSO hang from the filter. (180)... i was going to add another chain loop though. when i stand under it, im not scared.

to thoes new to the watercooling sceen this is a AIR CONDITIONER REPLACEMENT... i replaced 2 15k btu a/c'sone in a box.

1HP can cool 3KW and provide A/C to the room.
1HP can cool up to 6KW with a small (10k btu ish)ac

SSOOOO...
my 2HP chiller can run 2 6KW rooms on flipflop.

im running it on a flip-flop with a 6kw room and a 2800w room.

the compressor runns about 50-100% depending on situation. 100% with 6800watts (peak i run it at.) when my 2 rooms overlap-one v eging still.




someone mentioned the pumps. i like this situation, because of the 2 rooms (3rd room cooled with exhaust from 2 rooms)
and the 200+feet of tube. plus i can turn some on and turn others off for maintinance, upgrades, or etc.

i was thinking of upgrading the water to anti-freez/car coolant.

i did also just add some pool tabs to the water to clean it up untill i decide.

pics of the 2800w room.
the 8" iceboxes are amazing.





the 3 6"s on on the mover has only 2 8" iceboxes, and with a temp controller the fan acts as a/c and can run room as cold as 68. at full 2800watts.

someone mentioned the rails. they are way loaded, but there awsome designed, and i spent 300+ hours fixing this setup, there as balanced as it can get. ido have extra parts, but the lr3/lr5 are champions.
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Old 11-09-2009, 06:04 AM #8
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it costs more upfront, but the chiller/water colling hoods, are energy effeciant. im looking to lower my monthly bill from around $1100.

both rooms are also running dehumies. just to re-iterate.
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Apparently you can also run food-grade propelyne glycol (antifreeze) in your chiller reservoir for more efficiency. Anyplace you can insulate will help too--like your reservoir and some of the piping.
antifreez was on my thought list... it ADDS effeciancy???? im about to do it..but itas gona come out to about $200... a drop in the bucket, in my setup, for sure.just a matter of time.

these things are bomb, the 8"'s are sick.

im adding insulation, tried to show in the pic but its hard to tell.
the white is actualy a layer of duct tape around black insulation... then a silver layer, on the west facing-sun-exposed surface.



effeciancy is a bitch...
and LEDs, and T5's just cant compete with 1Ks'
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:50 AM #10
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Beautiful setup. I really dig the air cooling lights, whats the temp on the air coming from your hoods when the chiller is running?
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