Best cost effective chiller for Nano tank?

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  1. Average Joe

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    What is the best cost effective way to cool a nano tank?

    I do know that using fans work, but that results in too much evaporation and I don't have an automatic top up system.

    Are there any innovative ideas beside leaving the the tank open and using fans???
     
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    planted tank but the principle is the same:

     
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    Thanks

    That method works when it comes to cooling. But it leads to too much evaporation. I'm trying to avoid evaporation
     
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    sorry bud, helps if you read properly, my bad. Auto-top ups are essential tho, why would/are you struggling with top ups?
     
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    No problem man. I struggle because then I have to top it up myself every day or 2
     
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    wow, do you not struggle with salinity swings? How much water does your tank lose per day?
     
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    When I was using a fan and leaving the tank open it was challenging. I had to top up at least 2-4 litres per second day. But now that weather has been cold here I keep it closed so it's okay.

    I'm worried about when the weather starts warming up again. I want to prepare for that ahead of time.

    Weirdly enough I didn't have much fluctuations in Salinity. It's expected that the salt doesn't evaporate but used to find a salt precipitate around the edges so it didn't change too much
     

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