Temperature Control Unit for Your tank

Discussion in 'Anything DIY Related' started by manta, 2 Nov 2009.

  1. manta

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    A couple of years ago I had a heater that got stuck in the closed position. Consequently I had a few tropical fortunately not marine fish that was ready for the table. I have put this unit together and it has worked well for me for the last 4 years.

    Please note that I am not an electrician so please have unit checked before installing on your tank. Also I am sure that the electrical electronic experts can advise on improvements.
     

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  3. inflames

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    Dude...you have way to much time on your hands!!! Nice work though on the Microsoft Excel!!
     
  4. lIghty

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    Yip, I wouldn't trust the thermostat in a heater, they are always failing!

    The downfall to this setup is the controller itself, these units are generally not cheap, about R1000+

    You could build a unit digital unit at a fraction of the cost, but would require some intermediate electronics knowledge.
     
  5. Renannchen

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    I have a unit with a probe that controles 2 heaters 300w and 3x 240v fans and it keeps my temp 26 all the time, for half the price
     
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