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hey guys

so my roommate gave me a some watercooling supplies and i was wondering if you guys could help me use the things i have to watercool my light reflect/hood.

it has a 6'' inlet
and looks like this


i have a single rad http://www.dangerden.com/store/black...-radiator.html


i was wondering if there was a easy way to get the rad to stick on to there and i was wondering if i did this

single rad (on aircooled hood) -----> Pump (http://www.dtekcustoms.com/db-1compact12vpump.aspx) --> res that i can build out of a big ass water bottle or somthing along those lines.


any thoughts, ideas? is that enough gph to move the water for say three feet up
post #2 of 9
What are your expectations about water cooling a grow light? Sticking a rad onto a grow light would not be a very efficient way to pull heat away from that hood. You would need some type of water block, like a copper plate that fit the hood and allowed the water to circulate and then you would use your rad to allow cold air to cool down the liquid.

Not sure what your up to (but I can guess) and I can tell you that if that is a high powered grow light it will put out way more watts of heat than a computer water cooling set up could realistically handle. You should look for air chiller unit like they use in server rooms.
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What are your expectations about water cooling a grow light? Sticking a rad onto a grow light would not be a very efficient way to pull heat away from that hood. You would need some type of water block, like a copper plate that fit the hood and allowed the water to circulate and then you would use your rad to allow cold air to cool down the liquid.

Not sure what your up to (but I can guess) and I can tell you that if that is a high powered grow light it will put out way more watts of heat than a computer water cooling set up could realistically handle. You should look for air chiller unit like they use in server rooms.
Pretty much says what I was going to say...
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What are your expectations about water cooling a grow light? Sticking a rad onto a grow light would not be a very efficient way to pull heat away from that hood. You would need some type of water block, like a copper plate that fit the hood and allowed the water to circulate and then you would use your rad to allow cold air to cool down the liquid.

Not sure what your up to (but I can guess) and I can tell you that if that is a high powered grow light it will put out way more watts of heat than a computer water cooling set up could realistically handle. You should look for air chiller unit like they use in server rooms.

well there is this product called ice flow by advance nutrients
http://www.advancednutrients.com/hyd...ow_science.php

which is basically a rad with inlets/outlets. the details for the site say the temperature can be decreased by about 10F

air chillers have to have ducting, right? somthing i dont want to/cant deal with.


i guess a water chiller is what i need.
post #5 of 9
You are cooling a light with that? Or that is what you are trying to do?

You would need a fan blowing through that onto the light?
A water chiller like they use in aquariums work great.
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You are cooling a light with that? Or that is what you are trying to do?

You would need a fan blowing through that onto the light?
A water chiller like they use in aquariums work great.
Yes i am cooling a light, its a 1000 watt hps. I have a 6'' Fan hooked up to the fan. it basically brings over the ambient air temp over the bulb (which gets REALLY ******* hot)
the fan is 400 CFM (hehehehe)


thanks for the tip! those are way cheaper than buying a big water chiller
post #7 of 9
LOL your ideas.
post #8 of 9
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this guy watercooled his whole tent!


yeah btw

im using this to grow some reefer. prop 215 compliant
post #9 of 9
That is one HELL of a nice setup!
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